8. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
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Public transit approval rating among residents: 67.7%Annual trips per person (all residents): 28Percentage of workers who commute by public transit: 4.7%Stations that are ADA accessible: 100%Miles traveled using electric power: 13.9%
Public transportation in San Jose works for residents who need either intra- or intercity travel. For those who work in Silicon Valley, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) offers bus and light rail options throughout the greater Santa Clara area.
Although only 4.7 percent of workers commute by public transit, the system makes it easy for families to escape the city on weekends. Caltrain connects San Jose with San Francisco, while the Capitol Corridor connects San Jose with Sacramento.