Tag: North County

Issues affecting the following Santa Clara County cities: Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale.

Getting Warm From the Storms

Just learned the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is helping get folks to and from shelter on these stormy days. Until January 16, VTA is offering free rides for people to get to and from Warming Centers throughout Santa Clara County. Here’s a list of Warming Centers throughout Santa Clara County. These Warming Centers provide safety and shelter from the heavy rain, winds, and flooding predicted throughout the Bay Area this weekend.

Upon boarding, let the VTA bus driver or light rail operator know you are going to or from a Warming Center.

Please pass this on to those who don’t have a computer, for whatever reason.

Stay warm, dry and safe this stormy weekend.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

December VTA Board Meeting Highlights

Key events occurred at the December 5, 2019 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board Of Directors’ meeting.  County Supervisor Cindy Chavez was elected Board Chair for 2020.  By an 8-4 vote, Sunnyvale City Council Member Glenn Hendricks was elected Board Vice-Chair for 2020.  The press for public disclosure of things continued, and more.

Read on for more of what happened at this Board meeting…

Major Transit Service Changes Coming

Major changes to your bus and light rail service in Silicon Valley are coming.  On December 28, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will make major changes to its bus and light rail service, adding new bus lines, closing down the Almaden light rail spur, and eliminating some bus lines.

Learn how YOU will be affected by these changes.

Meanwhile, let us know how VTA’s service changes will affect you thru any of these methods:

More on these transit service changes, and how you will be affected, will be in a separate post.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Major VTA Service Changes On Dec. 28

Big Biennial Budget

Inside the Santa Clara County Supervisors' chambers.

Inside the Santa Clara County Supervisors’ chambers where VTA Board Of Directors’ meetings are held.

It’s transit budget time again.  Thursday’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board Of Directors meeting will be where they vote to approve – or reject – their proposed budget for the 2020 and 2021 Fiscal Year (FY).

Details on what VTA proposes – and our own alternate to fund additional, much-needed bus increases in Santa Clara County – are below.