VTA Considers Service Cuts, Fare Hikes, Employee Buyouts to Cope with Budget Shortfall

The VTA is bracing for employee buyouts, fare hikes and reduced bus service to cope with a $20 million deficit in 2019.

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’s Moment: Google and Downtown’s ‘West Side Story’

Is this finally San Jose’s moment for downtown to realize its potential as a vital and beautiful urban community?

San Jose Downtown Association Executive Director Scott Knies Pushes Back on Diridonification

Scott Knies, executive director of the San Jose Downtown Association, has quite a few initiatives—none bigger than his quest to stop Diridonification.

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.