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November Board Meeting Fun

Here’s a quick preview of key items tonight’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board of Directors’ meeting at 5:30pm.

  • Item 5.2 – General Manager’s Report. Good place to bring up why VTA has provided no public notice to why there have been missing bus and light rail
  • Item 7.3 – VTA staff discuss proposals to help speed up light rail thru downtown San Jose
  • Item 7.4 – VTA staff discusses the future of light rail in Santa Clara County. Item possibly includes talk on what new light rail cars might look like.

Here’s how YOU can get involved by speaking after and only after VTA Staff and Board members discuss these Items:

Let’s follow-up more on this issue exclusively on Agenda Item 5.2 at the November 3 VTA Board Of Directors’ meeting at 5:30pm. Here’s how YOU can get involved:

Zoom meeting link- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85914427437.

The meeting will be streamed through the VTA YouTube Channel.

You may also call into the meeting as follows:
Zoom one-tap via smartphone:
US: +16692192599,,85914427437#

Via telephone dial: US : +1 669 219 2599 or +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 859 1442 7437

See you all at tonight’s Board meeting.

Eugene Bradley
Founder & CEO, Silicon Valley Transit Users

How “Work With…” Won Better

Aboard VTA's 568 Rapid bus stuck in Monterey Hwy. traffic.
Aboard VTA’s 568 Rapid bus stuck in Monterey Hwy. traffic in San Jose.

On August 9, three (3) major votes affecting housing and public transportation in San Jose were approved by City Council. Our group helped encourage citizens like YOU to urge City Council to approve these votes.

Read on for what those votes were, and how our group took part in encouraging and making them happen.

Status Quo Fears Change

Video of the June 2, 2022 VTA Board Of Directors’ meeting.

Last Thursday’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board Of Directors‘ meeting had some interesting actions approved. The last of the actions approved should not come as a surprise to those who have followed us since 2001.

VTA Reform Back On the Table

“The time is always right to do the right thing.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remember efforts last year on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) governance reform via AB 1091?  VTA reform is back in play again in the State Legislature, thanks to California State Assembly Member Marc Berman.

Assembly Member Berman will have a town hall to discuss this new effort at VTA Governance Reform.  That town hall takes place on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm.  Speakers at the Town Hall will include:

  • Current VTA Board Chair and San Jose Vice Mayor Charles “Chappie” Jones
  • Former VTA Board member and current Santa Clara City Council member Teresa O’Neill
  • Amalgamated Transportation Union (ATU) Local 265 President & Business Agent John Courtney

RSVP to make yourself part of that town hall Wednesday evening at 6pm.

Afterward, read more on why we continue to support governance reform at VTA.