Transit is in serious trouble because of the pandemic. We need to take steps now to ensure that transit can thrive in the future. One of these steps is to have countywide signal preemption throughout the county. Signal preemption would dramatically increase transit speed and make transit more competitive with driving. According to VTA, the declining transit speeds cost almost $70M just to operate the same service levels that we had in 1990. VTA is spending more money to provide less service. If transit speeds are improved, residents will be able to get from point A to point B faster, and VTA can use the money they save to improve transit frequency and provide service to areas that currently lack access to transit. And if we can increase VTA ridership, everyone will benefit through reduced congestion. VTA has already been working on a Fast Transit Program and has approved a Transit Speed Policy which would help accomplish these goals but they need support in all of the cities to make it happen. You can read more about the Fast Transit Program here:
Sign the petition to urge VTA, the Cities in Santa Clara County, and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to take action to make fast transit a reality in Santa Clara County.
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