Category: Advocacy

Our (and other) transit advocacy efforts in Silicon Valley.

Tonight’s VTA Board Of Directors’ Meeting

View public input and discussion at tonight’s VTA Board Of Directors’ meeting.

I will personally bring up what VTA is doing to address the driver shortage it currently has.  One result of that shortage: no service for a few hours on the light rail line between Ohlone-Chynoweth and Almaden in both directions.

I’ll see you at this evening’s Board Of Directors’ meeting – now at the VTA Auditorium at 3331 N. First Street (off River Oaks) due to a labor union strike and protests at the County Offices.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Power To the People

The transit riders are starting their fight back.  On September 5, more than 20 people made themselves heard at the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board Of Directors’ meeting.  Their prime demand: reallocate 2016 Measure B funding that would have gone to highway construction, to fund increased bus and light rail service in Santa Clara County. View the video above (starting at the 26:00 mark) for how these people – myself included are fighting back.

A HUGE “Thank You” goes to those who spoke up at the September 5 VTA meeting.  A story on San Jose Spotlight has more details. A follow-up letter will be sent to VTA management inquiring on the date and time of a workshop where reallocation will be discussed.

This weekend, we will have additional tips on how people like YOU can help make public transit in Santa Clara County better for everyone.

Eugene Bradley
Founder & CEO, Silicon Valley Transit Users