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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's seeking community feedback on governance practices

Provide feedback on how VTA is governing in relation to bus ridership, light rail and more

Post Date:11/20/2019 5:30 PM

The City of Santa Clara is sharing the following information that's been provided by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) about seeking public input on its governance practices.

According to VTA, this is an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on how VTA is governing in relation to: bus ridership, light rail, highways, bike and pedestrian pathways, congestion management, and countywide transportation planning.

There are several platforms available for the public to participate on this topic: 

1. VTA’s independent study consultant, RSM, will host an in-person community meeting (open to the public):
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. PST
Location: County Government Building, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110

2. RSM will also be conducting a virtual town hall webinar - a live interactive webinar that's open to the public and will allow for comments or questions. (The webinar will also be recorded so community members can watch at their convenience in any location).
Date: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 – (Webinar recording will be available through Dec. 6, 2019)
Time: Noon-1 p.m. PST
Location: Register at https://vtagovernancetownhall.eventbrite.com
*Registrants will receive the YouTube Live link in confirmation and reminder emails, and view the town hall live at that link.

3. There is a dedicated voicemail for members of the public to leave anonymous and confidential feedback.
Dates: Active now through Dec. 6, 2019
Number: 408-952-4200Call: 408-952-4200

4. A webpage and survey has been dedicated to this effort to provide more details and gain feedback.
Web Address: https://www.vta.org/projects/vta-governance-assessment
Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XNCQJ8B

RSM’s findings and recommendations will be presented at VTA's Dec. 20, 2019 Ad Hoc Board Enhancement Committee meeting.

Additional information is available on the VTA website, https://www.vta.org/blog/how-can-vta-improve-upon-its-governance-structure-and-practices.

VTA is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region. VTA provides bus, light rail, and paratransit services, as well as participates as a funding partner in regional rail service including Caltrain, Capital Corridor, and the Altamont Corridor Express.

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