Moderator and four panelists at last Sunday’s Regional Planning Forum in Cupertino, where our group met.
Silicon Valley’s housing and traffic crises are already well documented. Our group gathered in Cupertino last Sunday to discover and hear what can be done to resolve these crises. The four panelists at last Sunday’s Regional Planning Forum in Cupertino were:
Kansen Chu, 25th Assembly Member, California State Assembly
“Chappie” Jones, San Jose City Council Member
Richard Bernhardt, CEO of Bernhardt Communications and Strategy
Tom DuBois, Palo Alto City Council Member
Part 1 of the Regional Planning Forum can be viewed below:
Part 2 of the Regional Planning Forum (the Question and Answer portion) can be viewed below:
A special Thank You goes to Better Cupertino for hosting this forum. Please view both videos above. You will learn some things from both videos.
After viewing both videos in full, please share your thoughts on what needs to be done to address Silicon Valley’s traffic and housing problems. Also, indicate what YOU are willing to do to help solve these issues.
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users
Changes to Silicon Valley bus and rail schedules are being made this month. As regular service is being operated today (October 9), the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) made changes to several bus line schedules in Santa Clara County. Some of the schedule changes enable better connections with the Caltrain commuter rail service. Read up on the service changes here and learn how YOU will be affected by these changes.
Passengers boarding the VTA 181 express bus to Fremont BART station in downtown San Jose.
Bus and light rail restructuring throughout Santa Clara County has been put off until 2018. The Silicon Valley Transit Users just received official word from VTA that the BART extension to Milpitas and Berryessa in San Jose has been moved until June 2018 due to “system integration and testing.”
The VTA Board of Directors received word of the BART extension delay from staff at the August 3 Board of Directors’ meeting in San Jose. This means that the VTA “Next Network” transit restructuring has been moved until at least 2018.
Ride Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), Dumbarton Express, or SamTrans buses to the Palo Alto Transit Center? Due to a pavement repair project on University Circle, the Palo Alto Transit Center will be closed from August 8 at 4am until September 22.
Learn how YOU will be affected by the Transit Center’s temporary closure below.
Huge changes to your bus and light rail service in Santa Clara County will be discussed this week. At Thursday evening’s VTA Board of Directors’ meeting, the Board members will further discuss what VTA staff proposed under the “Next Network” transit service restructuring proposal.
If you haven’t done so already, read up on VTA’s “Next Network” proposal. Learn whether or not it may be made harder for you to reach your job, school, or doctor by public transit in Santa Clara County this fall. This is especially true if you live in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Almaden Valley, or some parts of Palo Alto, Mountain View or Sunnyvale. This is also true if you take any of the VTA express buses from Fremont, as they are proposed to be eliminated when BART opens in December.