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1 October 12, 2012 December 5, 2012. Light Rail Efficiency Projects Board Adopted LRT Improvement Plan May 2010 Speed up system, open new markets, improve.

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1 1 October 12, 2012 December 5, 2012

2 Light Rail Efficiency Projects Board Adopted LRT Improvement Plan May 2010 Speed up system, open new markets, improve cost recovery Improve connectivity to BART and other regional services, increase ridership Anticipate employment and population growth Support new 49ers Stadium 2

3 VTA Light Rail System 6.3.C3 32,716 weekday ridership 42.2 miles, 62 stations

4 4 Project began in September 2008, Board adopted mid 2010 LRT is Phase 2 of the Comprehensive Operations Analysis Comprehensive evaluation of the existing light rail system -- focus on making the system as effective and efficient as possible Operations and capital improvements analyzed and tested Evaluation of the LRT system to handle projected passenger growth to the year 2018 and 2035 LRT Systems Analysis Background

5 Study Goals Increase Ridership Calculate changes in ridership vs. No Build Speed up the System Compute differences in average operating speed Spend Money Wisely Check whether proposed scenarios lead to improved farebox recovery ratio Be More Relevant to the Needs of the Valley Review how specific ridership gains compare to Market Analysis opportunities

6 6 Downtown Transit Mall Single Track Merge Points Light Rail System: Constraints At-grade Intersections Future Transit Connections Existing Transit Connections Single Track

7 7 Market Analysis: Transit Competitive Factor & Core Network Area < > 200 DestinationOriginBoth

8 8 Peer Comparison – Boardings and Route Miles 460

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11 Double Track Mountain View to Whisman Run-Around Track in Downtown Vicinity Storage near 49ers Stadium N. First Street and Transit Mall Speed Improvements System-wide Transit Signal Priority Improvements 11

12 New 49 ers Stadium Accelerates Need to Deliver Planned Improvements Source: 49ers Stadium EIR, 2009/ AECOM, 2012 August C

13 2014 Stadium Access Improvements 13 New eastbound platform at Great America Station for stadium event service Queuing areas for departing stadium attendees on closed eastbound lanes of Tasman Drive Fencing of LRT Right-of-Way Improve stadium access from ACE/Capitol Corridor Great America Station Temporary pedestrian at-grade crossing of LRT tracks on Tasman Drive at Great America Station New pedestrian bridge over San Tomas Aquino Creek


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