Victory for Bus Rapid Transit along El Camino Real!

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AC Transit busOn Friday, September 21st, the VTA Board of Directors weighed in on VTA staff’s recommendation for the El Camino Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. At stake was the possibility of precluding the consideration of dedicated bus lanes in the future or abandoning the project altogether. Prior to the VTA Board Workshop, TransForm and other members of the Silicon Valley BRT Coalition met with the General Manager of VTA, the Chair of the VTA Board and other Board members to express support for moving forward with BRT plans and to allow for ongoing consideration of dedicated bus lanes. The Coalition also submitted a letter and, at the Board Workshop, members of the Coalition spoke in support of world-class BRT, including TransForm, Working Partnerships, Sunnyvale Cool, and the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning. Thanks in part to this united effort; the VTA Board strongly supported the El Camino BRT project and directed staff to implement the Coalition’s recommendations. The Board will hopefully formalize their position with an official vote at their November or December Board Meeting. Take action now to thank the VTA Board for their leadership in ensuring the best possible project moves forward along El Camino Real and that they continue to support the BRT Coalition’s recommendations for dedicated lanes.

For more information or to help make BRT a success in Silicon Valley contact Chris Lepe at clepe@transformca.org or call the TransForm Silicon Valley Office at (408) 406-8074. 

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