SVCF supported one of the region's first bus rapid transit lines


In 2016 and 2017, SVCF is completing a comprehensive grantmaking review process to determine our new grantmaking strategies. As part of that effort, we are publishing a series of impact reports. This is an excerpt from the report about building strong communities.
Bus rapid transit is recognized in several cities throughout the world for its convenience, efficiency and low cost. In 2014, SVCF supported the Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, which provides just over seven miles of limited-stop rapid transit service from the Eastridge Transit Center to the Arena Station in downtown San Jose.
Thanks to dedicated bus-only lanes, efficiently timed traffic lights and rapid boarding, many commuters’ travel time can be reduced. This new BRT line will also include stateof-the-art buses and enhanced stations with attractive shelters and weather protection, live schedule displays and other passenger amenities – and at a fraction of the cost of a new rail project. When fully operational, the line will serve an estimated 17,000 passengers daily, up from about 6,660 who could be served by a normal bus line.
Learn more about the impact SVCF has had through our grantmaking strategy for building strong communities.