College football’s national championship game comes to the Bay Area for the first time. On January 7 at 5pm, college football’s National Championship game will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Clemson Tigers face the Alabama Crimson Tide for major college football’s national championship.
This post will help detail Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) public transit options to and from fan events in San Jose and Santa Clara on January 4-7. These options help you beat expected traffic gridlock, parking woes, and potential road rage incidents at the events. This post will also help detail a local guide for first-time public transit riders – especially those visiting San Jose and Santa Clara from out of town. Read on below for more information…
The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board Chair will see some of his managers this week. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo – also VTA Board Chair this year – will be our guest at our group’s upcoming meeting this Thursday in San Jose.
TIME/DATE: Thursday, April 26 at 6pm
PLACE: San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th Street (between Santa Clara and San Fernando Streets), San Jose
GETTING THERE: Many VTA bus lines like the 22, 522 Rapid, 72, 73 and Highway 17 Express stop near the Peace and Justice Center. There is limited bicycle and automobile parking behind the building, so it’s advisable to take public transit to and from the building. There is also wheelchair access behind the building.
The agenda and a toll-free dial-in number to the meeting follow…
Per reader request, a local transit events calendar has now been installed on the web site. The calendar will help list public transit, bike/pedestrian, and paratransit events and meetings hosted by other citizen groups throughout Silicon Valley. This will include our own live group meetings.
Examples of entries already present in the events calendar:
- SamTrans Dumbarton Corridor public meetings in Union City and East Palo Alto this Tuesday and Wednesday
- Public transit discussion in San Jose with the U.S. Attorney General for the San Francisco Bay Area
In the future, the Event Calendar will also include Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)-hosted public workshops and public meetings.
Hear about a public transit, bicycle/pedestrian, or paratransit meeting or event in Santa Clara County or San Mateo County? Please let us know at least 7 days in advance of the event so that it can be added to the event calendar.
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Enjoy the rest of this big Bay Area concert weekend safely and sanely.
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users
Live, work, or do business along Story Road and Willow Street between Capitol Expressway and Highway 87? The City of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) want to hear from YOU. The goal of these street improvements, according to VTA:
The study will investigate ways to make this corridor safer and easier to use for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders while still serving drivers. We are currently evaluating the challenges, needs and opportunities for the study, which will be developed in 2017.
Tonight will be the first of three (3) community meetings to obtain public input on street improvements in the area.
DATE & TIME: November 17, 2016 from 6pm-8pm
PLACE: Leininger Center, Okayama Room, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose (1/2 block south of Story Road)
GETTING THERE: VTA’s 25 and 73 bus lines stop within a short walk of the Center, located near Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.
Want a better street in the area to travel by bicycle, bus, or automobile? Be there. Information on the other two public meetings will be available as soon as possible.
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users