Capitol Expressway BRT at Story Road
VTA, Santa Clara County, California.
The Capitol Expressway Light Rail Transit (LRT) line is an extension of the Santa Clara County Valley Transit Authority (VTA) rail transit network. The design called for a median running double tracked mainline that included two long viaducts, an elevated station, several grade level stations, a bus transfer station and a redesigned major arterial.
POITRA was asked to prepare a series of visual simulations of the proposed LRT system for the public process. Photo-simulation was the obvious medium for accurate and convincing presentations.
Following the completion of LRT system simulations POITRA was aked to revise some of the images to portray a proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that would constitute the first phase in the Capitol Expressway improvements. The BRT system would continue to operate after the LRT system was in place.
POITRA used its custom Kinkisharyo LRT model vehicle and created a new custom model of a Bus Rapid Transit vehicle. VTA color and marking schemes were applied to both.
POITRA often creates custom transit vehicles at no cost to the project.