Planning for a potential public transit ballot measure has started. A draft list of potential projects as part of “FASTER Bay Area” was first made public at the June 21, 2019 VTA Board Of Directors’ meeting. Read on for more details…
On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day.
As a reminder, all Silicon Valley transit agencies like Caltrain and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) are running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule today. Normal service will return tomorrow.
Meanwhile, VTA has put together a schedule matrix of bus services that will be detoured today, due to various Independence day activities. The matrix also includes information on enhanced light rail service to fireworks shows in downtown San Jose, Great America, and Lake Almaden this evening.
Please stay safe and sane today and tonight.
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users
Could a public transit worker strike in Silicon Valley be on the horizon? ATU Local 265 – the labor union representing VTA’s bus drivers, light rail operators, mechanics, and other workers will take a final vote on VTA’s “Best, Last, and Final Offer” on Wednesday.
VTA and ATU Local 265 have been in talks on a new labor contract since last August. Talks have been at an impasse over wages, pensions, and operational efficiencies. VTA’s latest offer was provided to ATU Local 265 on May 10.
A transit strike in Silicon Valley will affect more than 120,000 daily VTA transit riders. More on what is going on follows…