This Friday morning promises to be an event for public transit in Silicon Valley. Then, in San Jose, members of the Valley Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors will discuss what will go into a proposed sales tax ballot measure in November. (Adobe Acrobat PDF Document)
Take any VTA bus, light rail or Caltrain? Learn how YOU are affected by the proposal by reading this article from Adina Levin of Green Caltrain.
The VTA Workshop will be webcast LIVE to the public starting at 9am on Friday.
EVENT: VTA Envision Silicon Valley Workshop
DATE & TIME: Friday, April 22nd at 9am
PLACE: VTA Headquarters, 3331 N. First Street, San Jose
GETTING THERE: VTA Headquarters is right next to the River Oaks light rail station.
If at all possible, join us to ensure VTA continues to build a proper transit system for everyone in Santa Clara County – including YOU. Remember: it will be (more) sales tax money from YOU that will be spent on these transit projects.
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users
DISCLOSURE: Our group is one of the stakeholders of the Envision Silicon Valley effort.
A bus ridership crisis at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has publicly reared its head. Gary Richards of the San Jose Mercury News reports on how VTA bus ridership has dropped 23% since 2001. Richards’ report details highlights of a presentation from worldwide transit planner Jarrett Walker detailing solutions to the bus ridership crisis.
More details on that story, the report, and what YOU can do follow after the jump.
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Highlights of a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) open house in Santa Clara on Monday will be available this evening.
By now, you’ve heard all the stories about traffic increases in Silicon Valley and its effects on local quality of life. Their ongoing affect on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses and light rail in Silicon Valley has proven to be one factor in their declining on-time rate. You experience it as your bus or light rail train running later than schedule, causing you to be late for work, school, or other commitments.
More information – and how YOU can help buses and light rail in Silicon Valley run on-time – are below.
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On Monday, April 14, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will make several changes to bus and light rail service throughout Santa Clara County.
Details on the changes are after the jump.
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