Silicon Valley’s Half-Cent Transit Sales Tax Clears Legal Hurdle

An appellate court has ruled that Santa Clara County’s half-cent sales tax known passed in 2016 as Measure B is legal.

San Jose Receives $150K Knight Cities Grant to Fund New City Designer, Avoid RDA Pitfalls

After receiving a $150,000 grant from the Knight Cities Challenge, San Jose has hired a new city designer in Timothy Rood.

Google Unveils Plan to Set Up Shop in Central San Jose—Will Downtown Ever Be the Same?

The proposed Diridon Station Googleplex has San Jose officials seeing dollar signs while local businesses, residents suspect the end is nigh.

Google Eyes Diridon Station Area for Transit-Focused Development

Google is eyeing San Jose’s most prized real estate for development, which could bring thousands of new jobs and create a mass transit hub.

Feds Sign Off On $647 Million Grant to Electrify Caltrain

Federal transportation authorities announced Monday that Caltrain will get the $647 million it needs to electrify the commuter line.

Council to Review Regional Transportation Tax Priorities

San Jose has released its wish list of projects for a 30-year half-cent sales tax measure slated for the fall ballot.

VTA Fires Contractor Over Safety Issues on East Side Bus Route

The VTA will dump a contractor after permitting issues and a busted gas line put a major project behind schedule and over budget.

Silicon Valley’s Roads in Better Shape than Education System

Local leaders in transportation, education, housing and equity convened last week in Mountain View’s Computer History Museum for the 2015 Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum.