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VTA CAPITOL EXPRESSWAY LIGHT RAIL PROJECT

Project Description

This light rail extension project, located in San Jose, CA, runs along the Capital Expressway for 3.1 miles, from the Alum Rock Station (at the end of the Capitol Light Rail extension) to the future Neiman Boulevard Station. The Capital Expressway light rail extension operates primarily within the median of Capitol Expressway as part of a multi-modal transportation corridor that improves local transit, pedestrian, and bicycle access. This allows for faster and more effective service with convenient connections to other transit services while providing access to neighborhoods, jobs, and retails.

 

The extension includes four new stations located near Story Road, Ocala Cunningham Avenue, Eastridge Transit Center, and Nieman Boulevard. Other project elements include an expanded park & ride facility at Eastridge Transit Center, grade separations at Capitol Avenue, Story Road, Tully and Quimby Roads, urban design elements such as landscaping and lighting to enhance the corridor and facilitate bicycle and pedestrian access.

 

Scope of Services

RSE provided mapping, surveying, and engineering design work including track alignment alternative studies, track alignment, track profile, and special trackwork design for the 3.1 miles light rail extension. RSE was also in charge of establishing the required right-of-way for the project.

CLIENT
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
LOCATION
Capitol Expressway:
Alum Rock Station ⇆ Neiman Boulevard Station
SIZE
3.1miles
SERVICES
Engineering
Planning
Field Services

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