September 6 featured record high temperatures in Santa Clara County. One result of this, we learned, was that the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) had to take 40 buses out of service that day. This was covered in the Mercury News (viaEast Bay Times) and CBS Bay Area.
Below highlights what was learned directly from VTA on what else happened that hot dayIt’s deeper than what has been reported in the press on this matter. Read and learn for more details.
Here’s a quick action item at San Jose City Council today you can take up at 1:30pm today. It’s to help make sure six (6) VTA light rail stations are safer and fully compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
More on what YOU can do to help make these light rail platforms safer follows…
On August 9, three (3) major votes affecting housing and public transportation in San Jose were approved by City Council. Our group helped encourage citizens like YOU to urge City Council to approve these votes.
Read on for what those votes were, and how our group took part in encouraging and making them happen.
Remember efforts last year on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) governance reform via AB 1091? VTA reform is back in play again in the State Legislature, thanks to California State Assembly Member Marc Berman.
Assembly Member Berman will have a town hall to discuss this new effort at VTA Governance Reform. That town hall takes place on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. Speakers at the Town Hall will include:
Current VTA Board Chair and San Jose Vice Mayor Charles “Chappie” Jones
Former VTA Board member and current Santa Clara City Council member Teresa O’Neill
Amalgamated Transportation Union (ATU) Local 265 President & Business Agent John Courtney
A key committee at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) voted yesterday to further restrict your voice at meetings. In a unanimous vote, VTA’s Governance and Audit Committeevoted to continue to allow public speakers only one (1) minute at Board meetings, and two (2) minutes at Committee meetings.
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