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Santa Clara County Officials Request State Audit of VTA

Assemblymember Marc Berman announced he is pulling a bill that would eliminate VTA’s board of directors, and instead requesting a state audit. VTA chair Chappie Jones supports the move.

(June 21, 2022) → Read the full San Jose Spotlight report
San Jose Could Cut Parking Requirements for New Developments

San Jose planning officials are split on a proposal to eliminate minimum parking requirements for new building projects and what it could mean for the future of the city.

(June 10, 2022) → Read the full San Jose Spotlight report

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Transportation Service Expands to More Seniors

RYDE is expanding to three new San Jose ZIP codes, 95118, 95119, and 95122, which were chosen based on their lack of transportation options as well as larger senior populations, expanding from Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Morgan …


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Get Ready For Another Gas Tax Increase

July 1 is shaping up to be a big day for California. That's when the Golden State's sky-high gas prices are set to tick up even more due to a scheduled increase to the excise tax rate, which will tack …


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Highway 101/25 Interchange Plans Progress

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved a document June 2 that completes another step in the years-long process to construct a new overcrossing at the chronically congested Highway 101/25 interchange. The board unanimously approved the addendum …


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Feds Give More than $8M to San José for Rail Crossing Safety

Awards from the Federal Railroad Administration will be used for improvements along Monterey Road and Bascom Avenue.


Image caption: The Hanford Viaduct, the largest structure of the High Speed Rail project currently under construction, will span more than a mile in length.
California Needs to Get Serious About Public Transportation

Unless the governor and Legislature address flaws in the way the state plans for and develops public transit and rail projects, California’s ambitious climate-related goals cannot be realized.


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Walters: Electric Car Nirvana Collides With Reality

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Air Resources Board are boasting about California's shift to zero-emission vehicles but the reality of making it happen is daunting.


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Building a Better Bike Map

Recent discussions in social media revealed a lack of maps of safe local bike routes. So we connected with local bike experts to start a crowdsourced project to create some.


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BART Moves One Step Closer to San Jose

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority unanimously approved the first major contract to build a BART extension into the heart of Silicon Valley.


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Governor, legislators won’t budge in high-speed rail dispute

Lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom have different opinions on what the next steps for California’s high-speed rail project should be.


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