Traction Power Substation Replacement FY22/23 (Phase 4)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Document Title
Traction Power Substation Replacement FY22/23 (Phase 4)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will replace seven existing light rail traction power substations with newer and more efficient substations of similar capacity. The purpose of the Project is to help VTA maintain the light rail system in a state of good repair. The Project is needed because seven traction power substations are reaching the end of their useful life of 25 to 30 years.

Contact Information

Patty Boonlue
Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Job Title
Environmental Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose, Sunnyvale
Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Along VTA's light rail track running through San Jose and Sunnyvale

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302 Replacement or Reconstruction
Reasons for Exemption
This Categorical Exemption refers to “Replacement or Reconstruction”, which “consists of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replace”. CEQA Guidelines Section 15302 applies because the Project involves the replacement of existing substation structures with new substations at the same site with the same purpose and capacity.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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