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…
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For transit in Silicon Valley, 2017 is off to a fast start. In addition to changing its logo, colors, and tagline, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is holding meetings in January and February to take your input on its “Next Network” bus and light rail service restructuring proposal. Recall VTA’s prior bus service restructuring in 2008 which has been documented, as a guide.
If approved by the VTA Board of Directors in April, changes will take affect this fall.
Public meetings have already been held in cities like San Jose and Milpitas, with more to follow until the end of February. More on the VTA’s “Next Network” proposal – and some of our thoughts on it so far – are below.
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The first of the debates for Measure B took place on Monday. At the Santa Clara County Democratic Club at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose, both sides debated Measure B – VTA’s latest transportation sales tax proposal. Santa Clara County Supervisor and current VTA Board Chair Cindy Chavez debated the for side. Gladwyn D’Souza, San Carlos Belmont Group Chair at Sierra Club’s Loma Prieta Chapter, debated the against side.
Who do YOU think won last night’s Measure B debate? Please comment below.
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