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pro-transit and environmental groups oppose additional VTA tax
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by Steve Ly, Los Altos,
on Oct 13, 2016
Three pro-transit and environmental groups, BayRail Alliance, the Sierra Club, and Silicon Valley Transit Users are urging a “no” vote on the upcoming VTA sales tax increase. VTA proposes to use Measure B funds to extend BART beyond San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Clara Station, completely duplicating existing Caltrain service. This is a clear example of VTA’s poor decision-making. It explains why Caltrain supporters like BayRail Alliance still cannot trust VTA.
The groups believe that the funds to run BART trains between San Jose and Santa Clara would be better used to boost Caltrain frequency to a BART/light rail level of service between Palo Alto and San Jose.
Visit http://www.no2vtameasureb.org to read more and join the No on B Campaign.