Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project

17 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Document Title
Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project
Document Type
SIR - Supplemental EIR
Present Land Use
Multi-lane arterial roadway with HOV lanes, bordered by low density residential, with pockets of retail and commercial uses, and a regional shopping center.
Document Description
Light rail extension along Capitol Expressway from Alum Rock Station to Nieman Boulevard. The alignment will consist of at-grade and aerial sections that will be located in the median of the expressway between Alum Rock Station and Tully Road and side-running on the west side of the expressway between Tully Road and Nieman Boulevard. The project will include four new stations, modifications to Capitol Expressway, reconfiguration of the Eastridge Transit Center, relocation of electrical transmission facilities, and a light rail storage facility. This is a Supplemental to the EIR and addresses changes to the project in the initial phase between Alum Rock Station and Eastridge Transit Center, including changes to the horizontal and vertical alignment and changes in station design.

Contact Information

Thomas W. Fitzwater
Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Capitol Avenue/Capitol Expressway between Alum Rock Avenue and Nieman Boulevard
95116, etc
Total Acres
3.1 linear
State Highways
130, 680, 101
Reid Hillview Airport
Silver Creek, Lake Cunningham, Thompson Creek
Other Information
Zip Code: 95122, 95148

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Transportation:Other (Transit Improvements)
Local Actions
Transit Improvements
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Transportation, Utilities, Construction
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

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