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What You Missed At Our Last Meeting

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Here is what you missed at our last meeting July 26 in San Jose.

We discussed VTA’s recenter termination of its paratransit contract with OUTREACH.  As VTA starts the bidding process for a new paratransit, we will all need to be vigilant. While no current paratransit service will be affected, we will still need to monitor the transition progress.  One such way to monitor progress (if you are not doing this already): attend and speak up at VTA’s “Committee for Transit Accessibility” (CTA) meetings. The next such meeting for CTA will be in October.

We also discussed having a debate between a supporter and an opponent of VTA’s latest transportation sales tax ballot measure for our group’s next meeting August 30 in San Jose. This will help our group determine whether we will support or oppose VTA’s latest sales tax measure.  This will likely be known on the November ballot as “Measure B” as Measure A has been reserved for Santa Clara County’s “Affordable Housing” bond proposal.

More details on our August 30 “VTA sales tax debate” will be posted as soon as details warrant.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Next Group Meeting: May 31

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On May 31, we will NOT be meeting in San Jose as we normally do every last Thursday of the month.

Instead, we will be meeting VTA in Santa Clara, where they will detail their proposed transit sales tax measure.  That meeting will take place at 7pm at the Locatelli Student Activity Center at Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, in Santa Clara. Here are transit directions to Santa Clara University, served by several rail lines and several VTA bus lines.

VTA’s effort for a potential sales tax ballot measure for November is known as “Envision Silicon Valley.’ I was at the last Envision Silicon Valley stakeholder meeting May 10. Below is a recording of that final meeting.

What are your thoughts on what VTA is proposing for this November?

I’ll see you next Tuesday in Santa Clara.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

February 2016 Group Meeting Agenda

Here is the meeting agenda and other details for our upcoming meeting February 23 at 6:00pm in San Jose
  • status on the Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and what we can do to ensure it’s completed properly
  • how to report good (and bad) VTA bus/light rail operators, and early/late/no-show buses/light rail
  • an update on the likelyhood of another transit sales tax vote this fall
  • any other idea you want the group to pursue to make VTA run better and more efficient

Here is a map and directions showing how to get to the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. The Center is only one (1) block north of the San Jose State University campus.

Plan on driving to our meeting? There is limited FREE parking in the back of the Peace & Justice Center. There is also limited on-street parking nearby and at the Grocery Outlet lot on Santa Clara Street.

Can’t make it to our group meeting? You can dial in to our group meeting by calling (415)655-0001. When prompted, use PIN # 194 171 125 as the meeting number. Note that you must dial in after 5:55pm and that there is limited space.

Bring a pencil/pen and paper with you to our meeting for note taking. Also, be ready to start taking action on what we discuss.

See you next Tuesday. Please distribute this invitation to everyone where (legally) permitted. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users