Capitol Expressway at Swift Avenue
VTA, San Jose, 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 to address anticipated visual impact and design concerns of public and local governmental stakeholders. Photo-simulation was the obvious medium for accurate and convincing presentations.
The Capitol Expressway project included a public art program which was responsible for pier, wall and abutment treatment. These treatments were limited to custom textured concrete. The viaduct crosses to the side of Capitol Expressway before crossing Swift Avenue using large straddle bents. The face of the bent cap offered a larger and more visible than typical area for art.
POITRA artists created a custom 3D model of the Kinkisaryo LRTvehicle with VTA colors and markings.
POITRA often creates custom transit vehicles at no cost to the project.