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Santa Clara/Alum Rock BRT

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IBI Group was responsible for leading station architecture, structural, urban, and technology design for this 7.2 mile, 21 station bus rapid transit (BRT) system providing limited-stop connection to downtown San Jose. 

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Santa Clara Valley, CA
20 Miles Length
28 Stations Size
2013 Completed

This was the first of three planned BRT corridors for the Valley Transportation Authority, extending from its western terminus at San Jose Arena (Arena Station) to the Alum Rock Transit Center, and continuing along Capitol Expressway to the Eastridge Transit Center (Eastridge Station). 

The stations were designed to include a number of enhanced physical features, including weather protection sheltering, ergonomic seating, intuitive signage, lighting, local art, and a distinctive brand identity including unique station icons. 

The stations also implement several technologies to improve ease of use for riders and operators, including new security systems, digital ticket machines and fare validation machines. The network is also powered by a real-time communications system featuring “next bus” technology, which provides up-to-the-minute arrival information via electronic signage and wireless capabilities. 

As part of the project, IBI Group was also tasked with developing the VTA BRT design guidelines and criteria, as well as design development principles for all stations.

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Steve Schibuola

Director | Sr. Principal, Transportation Engineering
San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA

Steve Schibuola is the US Transportation Planning Lead with 25 years of experience in a variety of urban transportation disciplines. He provides strategic and service planning for public transportation, including major investment studies, feasibility studies, and environmental assessments of transportation improvements; policy and research studies in the field of sustainable transportation; and user needs assessments, software design, and operations planning for intelligent transportation systems.

Don D. Murphy

Associate Director
San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA

Don Murphy has over 22 years of experience in the transportation operations/planning and ITS fields. Over the past several years, he has specialized in project management and subject matter expertise support for public agencies planning, designing, and deploying fleet transit & communications management systems, border management systems, and tolling systems. He has led efforts to plan for and integrate emerging technology trends into transit agency systems development efforts. Don’s varied experience encompasses a broad range of transit operations, systems planning/engineering, and software development efforts that allow him to oversee and understand multiple project areas during the full lifecycle.