We’re starting off 2013 with some changes!
To date, the three BRT projects have been developed under the Valley Rapid brand. The Valley Rapid brand will evolve into VTA Rapid, which is a better fit, namewise, with other specialized services that VTA offers like VTA Express buses. The planning and design of the project will remain on course, unchanged, though you may see some Valley Rapid artifacts as we complete the branding transition. Speaking of transition…
New Blog Home
With the branding change, we’ll be integrating this blog with the BRT Program site at www.vta.org. You’ll notice some changes in the formatting and look of this blog over the next few days as we integrate it with the vta.org style. The comments will stay open, but we’ll be relocating some of the project resources like graphics and the parking survey from valleyrapid.org to www.vta.org/brt/resources/. Once we’re fully moved, you’ll be able to find the blog by going to www.vta.org > Bus Rapid Transit or www.vta.org/brt/ so update your bookmarks.
VTA will soon order the new fleet of BRT buses for the 522 route and we’ll need to provide specific instructions to the manufacturer for painting them. You can see the bus branding design below and in the new blog header. We’ll have a post up in the near future about the new buses. Note: the bus in the graphic isn’t necessarily the same make or model that VTA will purchase.