Long-term planning or ballot measure publicity stunt? This question will be answered on Wednesday in San Jose, as the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has a “Strategic Plan update” meeting in room B106 at its River Oaks headquarters.
Read the VTA Strategic Plan (10.9MB Adobe Acrobat PDF) here.
One thing that stands out in the plan so far: how VTA running transit (bus and light rail) service while building toll lane/highway “improvement” projects contradict one another. Is VTA supposed to help get people “out of their cars and onto transit” or is VTA supposed to keep people in their cars? VTA is one of the few agencies in the nation where road building and transit providing are performed by the same agency.
What do YOU think about VTA’s Strategic Plan update? What would you have VTA do differently to make it more efficient and beneficial to every Santa Clara County resident?
I’ll be at this meeting on Wednesday. See you there.
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users