More service cuts to public transit may be coming to Silicon Valley. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will discuss a proposal to further reduce bus and light rail service at its first Board Of Directors’ meeting of 2019 this Thursday at 5:30pm in San Jose.
WHEN: Thursday, January 10 at 5:30pm
WHERE: Auditorium at VTA Headquarters, 3331 N. First Street, San Jose
GETTING THERE: Take VTA Light Rail to the River Oaks station. VTA’s headquarters is on the west (airport) side of N. First Street, in the back of the Park and Ride lot.
Tips for how to be heard at any VTA Board meeting or workshop can be mastered here.
Our group has obtained details on what the VTA Board Of Directors will discuss at Thursday evening’s meeting. Details are below.
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On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
On Tuesday, all public transit agencies serving Silicon Valley like Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), Caltrain, and SamTrans will run a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
All three transit agencies will have FREE service on the night of New Year’s Eve (about 8pm), until early morning on New Year’s Day (about 5am). This includes VTA, Caltrain, and SamTrans.
Please make sure to take advantage of these FREE transit services on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day – especially if you have been drinking. To help you use public transit on New Year’s Eve – and any other time – read our new First Time Transit User guide.
Have a safe and sane New Year!
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users
Taylor Swift concert from 2015 @ Levi’s Stadium. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J8VrwICyLA
Lots of events are happening this Mother’s Day weekend in Silicon Valley. From a big concert at Levi’s Stadium, to a major mixed martial arts fight card, to two street festivals, to San Jose Giants baseball. This guide will give you the public transit options you need to help you beat the expected parking and traffic gridlock hassles.
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The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board Chair will see some of his managers this week. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo – also VTA Board Chair this year – will be our guest at our group’s upcoming meeting this Thursday in San Jose.
TIME/DATE: Thursday, April 26 at 6pm
PLACE: San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th Street (between Santa Clara and San Fernando Streets), San Jose
GETTING THERE: Many VTA bus lines like the 22, 522 Rapid, 72, 73 and Highway 17 Express stop near the Peace and Justice Center. There is limited bicycle and automobile parking behind the building, so it’s advisable to take public transit to and from the building. There is also wheelchair access behind the building.
The agenda and a toll-free dial-in number to the meeting follow…
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The biggest concert weekend of the year takes place this weekend in the Bay Area. Several huge concerts and music festivals will take place in San Francisco, Mountain View, and San Jose.
Expect standing room only (SRO) conditions on Caltrain from Friday thru Sunday. This is because fans traveling to and from these concerts will be riding with normal commuters.
This guide will show you bus and rail options to help you beat traffic gridlock and parking hassles at these events. Options even detail some private shuttle bus options to and from these events.
More information follows…
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