Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Welcome to VTA Watch

Welcome to VTA Watch.

After the November 2000 election, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has gone down the wrong track when it comes to transit planning and operation. During the last five years, VTA experienced dropped ridership, increased fares, and reduced service, yet VTA is still pretending that the agency is doing well. It is not. It is time to demand a competent governance and management for VTA.

With the increasing noise from the special interests like the SVMG against common sense transit policies. Now is the time where the other side gets heard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe the VTA board structure is unconstitutional in the same way those states with "Little Federal" legislature schemes had their uneven representation schemes invalidated. Depending on where one lives in Santa Clara County, a citizen has varying sway over the VTA board ranging down to none. The tax revenues collected by VTA are around $300Million per year county wide and the VTA board is a legislative body in its own right which should provide equal representation to all of its citizens.