Santa Clara – Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit

Client: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Role: Civil Engineer | CH2M

Dates: July 2010 to February 2011

Stephanie served as the civil transportation design engineer for the preliminary plans and estimates for this Santa Clara VTA project. This complex public infrastructure project included 21 new stations, pedestrians walkways, mixed-use lanes, dedicated bus lanes, and median station configurations. The BRT design included build-outs for bus stops with shortened pedestrian crossings and raised platforms. The design applied the latest safety design innovations, using safety design concepts from street-running light projects. Station architecture included iconic branding, solar-powered station lighting, CCTV cameras, Real Time Information Systems (RTIS) and emergency telephones. The project also included a continuous fiber-optic communication system and transit signal priority. Stephanie’s project designs included median bus way designs along a major arterial including side-running and median BRT station designs in the City of San Jose. These design led to the construction of roadway improvements including ADA compliance and multimodal designs. Stephanie’s design work included preliminary station civil design and pavement delineation per the City of San Jose and Caltrans standards.