San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo wants to repeat failed history. In his first Chairperson’s Report at the January 4 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board Of Directors’ meeting, he advocated for further reductions in VTA transit service to help close a $20 million operating deficit this fiscal year, and a $26 million operating deficit in 2019. He announced the formation of a committee to address VTA’s structural operating deficit, and provide solutions. The gist of Mayor Liccardo’s comments start at the 2:00 mark of the audio clip above.
Learn more about how this service cut strategy fails to resolve any VTA operating deficit – and what YOU can proactively do to change history in your favor – below.
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Due to lack of interest, our first group meeting of 2018 will be in February. Watch this space for details.
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users
On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
To help you travel to and from your New Year’s Eve party, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), Caltrain, SamTrans, and San Francisco’s MUNI will have FREE service from 8pm Sunday until 5am Monday. Until 3am Monday morning, BART will run trains every 20 minutes, especially in support of fireworks show on the San Francisco waterfront at midnight.
All Bay Area transit agencies will run a Sunday/Holiday schedule on New Year’s Day (January 1).
On New Year’s Day, there will be numerous fare and service changes on a couple of Bay Area transit agencies. Read on for more details.
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