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Two New Website Features

Per your email suggestions, two more features have been added to the web site.  Details on these new features are highlighted below.

Being Notified Of New Site Posts

The first of the new features to our web site: being notified of new posts.

After entering your first name and email address, you will be notified by email to verify your subscription.  (This helps prevent abuse.) You will also be given a choice of what specific types of posts to be notified for.  (Advocacy, bike/ped, bus, rail et al.) By default, you will be notified of all post types made.  You will also be given full options – including unsubscribe – to what posts to be notified of.

Your email address will NOT be given to any third party without your written, signed, and dated consent.

Subscribing to Comments On Individual Posts

The second new feature involves being notified of comments made in posts.  You can find this new feature below where you enter comments.

After verifying your subscription to comments for an individual post, you will be notified every time someone makes a new comment for a post.  You will given full options to unsubscribe to comments.

As with new post notifications, your email address will NOT be given to any third party without your written, signed, and dated consent.

Other Features Upcoming

In the works here, are a first-time transit rider’s guide and an online calendar of transit-related events and meetings.  Look for announcements on these features soon.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

 

Happy Fourth Of July – 2017

On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day.

All Silicon Valley transit agencies (like VTA, Caltrain, SamTrans, Caltrain, and BART) are running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule today.

Fourth of July parades will cause rerouting on several VTA bus lines today.  These include:

Speaking of which: VTA light rail to downtown San Jose and several bus lines are great alternatives to the traffic gridlock expected for the downtown San Jose fireworks tonight.  They are also a great alternative to drinking and driving to and from the festivities.

Please stay safe and sane on this Fourth of July holiday.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, let’s thank our fallen brothers and sisters in our Armed Forces who sacrificed their lives for our Republic.  They remind us that the freedom we enjoy (and sometimes take for granted) is never free.

This is also a reminder that all Silicon Valley transit agencies like Caltrain, SamTrans, VTA, and BART are running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule today.  Normal weekday service will resume on Tuesday.

Let’s make sure today is meaningful for those who have lost a family member who served in our Armed Forces.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Final “Next Network” Vote This Thursday

People boarding the VTA 181 express bus to Fremont BART. VTA plans on ending the 181 bus line in December when BART to Berryessa opens for service.

On Thursday, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board of Directors will vote on the final version of their “Next Network” transit service restructuring proposal.

TIME & DATE: Thursday, May 4 @ 5:30pm
PLACE: County Supervisors’ Chambers, Santa Clara Co. Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose
GETTING THERE: VTA’s 61, 62, 66 & 181 express bus lines, and VTA light rail, stop one (1) block south of County Government Center, at Civic Center light rail station.

Details on the vote – and how YOU can influence the VTA Board of Directors before Thursday – are below.

This Wednesday, She Calls Us

VTA Board Member Teresa O’Neill of Santa Clara. Photo courtesy smartvoter.org

For the first time, a member of the VTA’s Board of Directors will be joining us for our meeting.  Teresa O’Neill, Santa Clara City Council member, and VTA Board of Directors’ member, will be joining us at our meeting this Wednesday, April 19 to help discuss local transit issues.

Of primary discussion this Wednesday: VTA’s final “Next Network” bus and light rail service restructuring proposal.  That proposal will be voted on by the VTA Board of Directors in May.  Ms. O’Neill will be dialing in remotely as she is out of town for a public transit meeting.

Meeting details and agenda are below…