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Santa Clara, Calif. transit debuts student value pass

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s “S’Cool” pass provides unlimited rides on bus and light rail to youths ages 17 and younger for a steeply discounted price. The agency also offers teachers a free Class Pass which gives them the opportunity to take students on field trips using VTA buses and light rail.

Santa Clara, Calif. transit offering 4G wireless connectivity

Light rail vehicles are equipped with a mobile router delivering wireless Internet connectivity over the 4G network, supporting significantly higher speeds. The system also is capable of delivering advertising, conducting passenger surveys and collecting usage statistics.

VTA kicks off power plant partnership

The new High Gain Solar power plant, built by Skyline Solar, is the first grid connected solar power plant built using Skyline Solar equipment, which solves the two main barriers to solar, cost and scalability, according to the company.