The World's Worst Light Rail? - San Jose: Episode 61

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Today, we're talking about the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and one of the poorest performing light rail systems in the world. Just why has VTA's light rail system struggled so much, and where is it going now?


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: Caltrans signs $80 million contract with Stadler to deliver first zero-emission, hydrogen intercity passenger trains in North America
  2. [2] Eric Rosenberg: VTA Overview
  3. [3] Wikipedia: VTA light rail
  4. [4] Wikipedia: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  5. [5] SPUR: Transit in the Valley
  6. [6] VTA: ICYMI! VTA Looks Toward the Future of Light Rail
  7. [7] Wikipedia: 2021 San Jose shooting
  8. [8] KTVU FOX 2: Remembering the San Jose VTA shooting victims
  9. [9] ABC7 San Francisco: Valley Transportation Authority officials give update on independent investigation into 2021 mass shooting at San Jose rail yard
  10. [10] San José Spotlight: Silicon Valley transit agency's future may be falling off the rails
  11. [11] Wikipedia: Purple Line (VTA)
  12. [12] Wikipedia: San Jose, California
  13. [13] VTA: VTA's BART Silicon Valley Phase II
  14. [14] VTA: Next Network Viewer
  15. [15] The Mercury News: San Jose BART extension will be further delayed and cost more
  16. [16] The Thoreau Institute: San Jose Case Study: Light Rail
  17. [17] VTA: East San Jose Light Rail Extension is Fully Funded