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Jun 29 / Eugene B

Special Group Meeting On Tuesday

Due to a prior space commitment, our meeting was moved to Tuesday, June 30 at 6pm. We’ll be at the San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th Street in San Jose. It’s a block from the San Jose State University campus, and a short walk from VTA’s 22, 522 Rapid, 63, 64, 65, 72, 73 and Highway 17 Express bus lines. It’s also 1 block from San Jose City Hall and is a 5-10 minute walk from VTA light rail at the Santa Clara station.

Agenda topics include:

  • proposing future times, dates and locations for our group meetings
  • an update on a proposed guest for our next meeting (VTA Board member Dave Whittum)
  • an update on our work with the VTA’s “Envision Silicon Valley” group in the effort to have a transit sales tax

Can’t make it to San Jose June 30? Call (415)655-0001 at 5:55pm. When prompted, use the meeting dialin code 190581606 then press # button on your phone. Or, visit www.webex.com, click the “join” button, and enter the meeting dialin code with your full name and email address (which we do NOT collect unless YOU request it). The meeting should not last more than 30 minutes.

See you on Tuesday!

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Jun 27 / Eugene B

Pride, Baseball, Soccer…and Farewell

This year, the fireworks come before the Fourth of July. This is especially true, given Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision granting same-sex couples the right to marry anywhere in the nation

Celebrating this landmark decision and “equality without exception” are the themes for the 45th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade this weekend. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the festivities in downtown San Francisco this weekend.

On the outskirts of downtown San Francisco, the Giants host two games against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday and Sunday at 1:05pm. Their single-A minor league team, the San Jose Giants, host the Modesto Nuts on Saturday at 6pm (with fireworks after the game) and Sunday at 1pm.

Meanwhile, in the South Bay, two other events are taking place this weekend. Saturday night at Stanford Stadium features the “California Clasico” soccer match between the San Jose Earthquakes and visiting L.A. Galaxy.  In Santa Clara at Levi’s Stadium on Saturday evening and Sunday evening, two of the last five shows ever for the Grateful Dead will take place.

Standing room only (SRO) conditions are expected on Caltrain this weekend due to these events.

This transit guide lists all of the bus and rail options in Santa Clara County help you beat traffic gridlock expected at these big events.

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Jun 25 / Eugene B

CORRECTION: Meeting Next Tuesday

Due to a prior space commitment, our meeting has been moved to next Tuesday (June 30) at 6pm at the San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th Street in San Jose. It’s a block from the San Jose State University campus, and a short walk from VTA’s 22, 522 Rapid, 63, 64, 65, 72, 73 and Highway 17 Express bus lines. It’s also 1 block from San Jose City Hall and is a 5-10 minute walk from VTA light rail at the Santa Clara station.

Agenda topics include:

  • proposing future times, dates and locations for our group meetings
  • an update on a proposed guest for our next meeting (VTA Board member Dave Whittum)
  • an update on our work with the VTA’s “Envision Silicon Valley” group in the effort to have a transit sales tax

Can’t make it to San Jose June 30? Call (415)655-0001. When prompted, use the meeting dialin code 190581606 then press #. Or, visit www.webex.com, click the “join” button, and enter the meeting dialin code with your full name and email address (which we do NOT collect unless YOU request it). The meeting should not last more than 30 minutes.

See you on Tuesday!

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Jun 18 / Eugene B

Transit Service To the Warriors’ Victory Parade

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Warriors victory parade map in Oakland on Friday. Courtesy NBC Bay Area and BART.

It’s time for another Bay Area sports team victory parade. On Tuesday, the Golden State Warriors won their fourth overall NBA title, beating Cleveland in six games. The Warriors will have their victory parade celebrating their first NBA championship since 1975 in downtown Oakland on Friday starting at 10am. Oakland officials will allow the crowd to gather along the parade route starting at around 5am.

Because of the parade, expect traffic gridlock conditions in the downtown Oakland area all day Friday. To address this issue, BART will run extra trains with rush hour service all day to (safely) transport fans to and from the parade route.

Download the map for the Warriors’ victory parade route in downtown Oakland here.

Planning on going to the victory parade in Oakland? You’ll want to get there as early as possible to obtain the best viewing spot. This guide features transit information allowing “Dub Nation” in Silicon Valley to beat the traffic gridlock to and from the victory celebration in Oakland on Friday. Details on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Dumbarton Express (DB) connecting buses to BART trains to the victory celebration follow below.

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Jun 10 / Eugene B

CANCELED: Late Night Light Rail Outage

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VTA crews repairing a light rail power pole broken when a van crashed into it this morning. Photo courtesy @ChrisNguyenTV on Twitter

We just received notice from VTA that the light rail service outage originally scheduled for this evening will NOT take place after all. We are awaiting word on VTA on why the outage was cancelled at this time.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users