There is something for just about everyone at tonight’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board meeting. It all starts at 5:30pm at the County Supervisors’ Chambers, 70 W. Hedding St., in San Jose. Here are directions by transit or automobile on getting there.
Details to focus on for tonight’s Board meeting agenda are as follows…
We apologize for the inconvenience. We have had an unusual number of cancellations or routes being placed in service later than scheduled due to a shortage in personnel. Unfortunately, this was the case with the trip you were attempting to board. -TH
— VTA Customer Service (@vtaservice) October 10, 2019
Ever wonder why your Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus or light rail train sometimes does not show up as scheduled? VTA has a shortage of drivers, that’s why.
More on what is going on – and what YOU can do to get VTA to resolve this latest crisis – is below.
The transit riders are starting their fight back. On September 5, more than 20 people made themselves heard at the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board Of Directors’ meeting. Their prime demand: reallocate 2016 Measure B funding that would have gone to highway construction, to fund increased bus and light rail service in Santa Clara County. View the video above (starting at the 26:00 mark) for how these people – myself included are fighting back.
A HUGE “Thank You” goes to those who spoke up at the September 5 VTA meeting. A story on San Jose Spotlight has more details. A follow-up letter will be sent to VTA management inquiring on the date and time of a workshop where reallocation will be discussed.
This weekend, we will have additional tips on how people like YOU can help make public transit in Santa Clara County better for everyone.
Founder & CEO, Silicon Valley Transit Users
The fight for better overall public transit in Santa Clara County continues on Thursday evening in San Jose. Our own Monica Mallon from San Jose has more on what YOU can do.