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Capitol Expressway Corridor

PROJECT WEBSITE: Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project

All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING STATUS
CANCELLED

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING
N/A

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING PROCESSES
COMPLETED

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SECTOR
Surface Transportation

CATEGORY
DOT Projects

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LEAD AGENCY
Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration

Description:

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Capitol Expressway Transit Improvement Project would transform Capitol Expressway into a multi-modal boulevard offering bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit, and safe connections to the regional transit system. The project includes the following phases:

Phase 1A included pedestrian and bus improvements along Capitol Expressway that accommodate pedestrian access and improve safety. This phase of the project was completed in Fall 2012 and included new sidewalks, street lighting, and a landscaping buffer between the sidewalk and the roadway from Capitol Avenue to Quimby Road.

Phase 1B included the reconstruction of the Eastridge Transit Center beginning August 2013 and took slightly under 2 years to complete. Improvements to the transit center also support of the future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Expansion of the transit center began with relocating Eastridge Loop Road. Once that was complete, construction of the new transit center followed. The new center includes a new central walkway, a bike and pedestrian path, new landscaping with seat walls, new shelters with updated lighting and real time signage, and many more amenities. 

Proposed Phase 2 would extend light rail from the existing Alum Rock Light Rail Station to the Eastridge Transit Center. Light rail would operate primarily in the center of Capitol Expressway with elevated track structures crossing Capitol Avenue, Story Road, and Tully Road. The Eastridge extension would include three stations: Story, Ocala, and Eastridge. 

 

Permitting Timetable

The permitting timetable below displays data as reported by agencies. Dates for Environmental Review and Permitting processes (Actions) that are in 'Paused' or 'Planned' status are subject to change and are not indicative of a project's final schedule.

  • For information about extensions, select an Action from the timetable below and select 'View Action Details' at the bottom of the page.
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Overall Project Timetable
 
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Action Information

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