Riders board the VTA’s 10 FREE Airport shuttle bus in Santa Clara.
Could a public transit worker strike in Silicon Valley be on the horizon? ATU Local 265 – the labor union representing VTA’s bus drivers, light rail operators, mechanics, and other workers will take a final vote on VTA’s “Best, Last, and Final Offer” on Wednesday.
VTA and ATU Local 265 have been in talks on a new labor contract since last August. Talks have been at an impasse over wages, pensions, and operational efficiencies. VTA’s latest offer was provided to ATU Local 265 on May 10.
A new name for a popular bike sharing program. A reopening date for the rebuilt Transbay Terminal is revealed. A better group calendar. One of our members starts an online group for Highway 17 Express Bus riders. Finally, our newest member gets commended by a San Jose City Council member.
Inside the Santa Clara County Supervisors’ chambers where VTA Board Of Directors’ meetings are held.
It’s transit budget time again. Thursday’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board Of Directors meeting will be where they vote to approve – or reject – their proposed budget for the 2020 and 2021 Fiscal Year (FY).
Details on what VTA proposes – and our own alternate to fund additional, much-needed bus increases in Santa Clara County – are below.
On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to thank our fallen members of our Armed Forces on Memorial Day. Without your sacrifice, none of us would be able to enjoy the freedoms in our republic we enjoy right now.
Let’s also thank Andrew Boone, Monica Mallon, and Judy Purrington for helping to keep the group running behind the scenes They haven’t had time to formally help update the web site; hence why you have not seen any updates on here from them.
Personal issues I described previously resolved (for now), I want to address some Silicon Valley and other public transit issues. Read more below.