The stage is set for Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII. Can’t make it to the rematch of the Big Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs? There are local parties at bars, clubs, and restaurants throughout Santa Clara County – and beyond. Read on for more details.
Diane Solomon, host and producer at KKUP-FM in San Jose, informed us of an opportunity for you to help make public transit better in San Jose. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is still looking for someone who lives or works in San Jose to serve as a voice for public transit on its Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).
As a BPAC member, you will have the ear of key decision-makers at VTA at staff level.
You would representing the City of San Jose as a public transit rider, as a member of VTA’s BPAC. The city committee’s next meeting to discuss this is this coming Monday at 6pm. More details on what is required for you to be a representative on this committee, follow.
On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to wish you a Happy Independence Day.
Today, all transit agencies serving Silicon Valley are operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule today. This includes, in no particular order:
- Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains systemwide
- San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans) in Palo Alto and San Mateo County
- Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
- Caltrain rail service between San Francisco, San Jose, and Gilroy
Normal, weekday service will return tomorrow (Wednesday).
Meanwhile, here are public transit options to fireworks displays throughout Silicon Valley tonight.
This weekend, and especially Monday, we honor and mourn those who perished while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Given the long weekend, there will be plenty of activities going on, particularly in San Jose. Read more about these events – and travel advisories – below.
Yes, you read that correctly. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has just formalized a proposal to radically increase bus and light rail service in Santa Clara County. That proposal will start to go thru various committees at VTA starting this week.
Fellow public transit advocate Monica Mallon informs us that VTA’s “Visionary Network” proposal envisions an 83% increase in bus and light rail service throughout Santa Clara County. This would take place over the next few years, should the proposal be approved by the VTA’s Board of Directors at their June 1 meeting. Read Monica’s blog for details.
Here’s more on VTA’s service increase proposal, how transit riders will benefit, and how YOU can help make it happen.