It takes a village to create a community.

TOCs are walkable neighborhoods where people can live, work, shop, play, and learn. By design, TOCs make access and use of transit easy and convenient, resulting in less driving, more walking and fewer impacts on existing communities.  TOCs also provide diverse employment and economic opportunities, and housing types for all – including affordable housing choices.

VTA has collaborated closely with the cities of San José and Santa Clara, as well as BART, to proactively plan for Transit Oriented Communities (TOCs) at VTA’s BART Phase II station areas.

VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project is a six-mile, four-station extension that will bring BART rail service from Berryessa/North San José through downtown San José to the City of Santa Clara. The Phase II Project is planned to include an approximately five-mile tunnel, three underground stations (Alum Rock/28th Street, Downtown San José, Diridon), one ground-level station (Santa Clara), as well as general and maintenance facilities.

As work continues to create TOCs, VTA wants to hear from you!  Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions and let us know what you think. VTA will summarize the information received and use it to help inform elected officials and other decision makers on what TOCs elements are important to you and your community.

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* 1. Transit Oriented Communities (TOCs) include many elements. Please choose the top THREE elements you would prefer at a future BART station near you.

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* 2. Which would you rather have near the future BART stations?

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* 3. Which would you rather have near the future BART stations?

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* 4. How much do you agree with the following recommendations for creating TOCs?

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New development should be designed to include small, locally owned businesses
Streetscaping (trees, lighting, benches, etc.) should be in place prior to the opening of the new BART stations
High-density office should be concentrated near BART stations
High-density housing should be concentrated near BART stations
Affordable housing should be concentrated in the BART station areas
Affordable housing should be mixed in with market rate housing
The city should explore ways to fund certain elements of TOCs, such as streetscaping (trees, lighting, benches, etc.) and sidewalk improvements
The use of sustainable transportation options (e.g. bicycles, transit, electric scooters) should be encouraged

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* 5. Rank the following transportation options in terms of how they should be prioritized by local governments.

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* 6. What is the main reason you do not walk or bike more often?

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* 7. When BART Phase II opens, which of the following non-fare items would most likely to influence your use of BART? Choose all that apply.

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* 8. What is your primary source of transportation today?

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* 9. How many vehicles does your household have?

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* 10. Which future BART station do you live or work nearest to?

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* 11. Do you support the efforts of VTA and the Cities of San José and Santa Clara to create TOCs in and around the future BART station areas?

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* 12. If you would you like to receive periodic updates on the progress of VTA's Transit Oriented Communities Strategy Study and the TOCs effort please enter your email address below.

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* 13. What other thoughts or questions do you have on TOCs?

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* 14. It would be very helpful if you could give us some information about yourself to help us put your answers in context. No personal information will be shared.

What is your age?

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* 15. What is your gender?

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* 16. What is your race?

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* 17. What is your ethnicity?

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* 18. How many people live in your household (including yourself)?

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* 19. What is your approximate annual household income?

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