VTA is undertaking a “Complete Streets” survey to determine what improvements can be made to Tasman Drive to make it safer and easier to use for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders. VTA has a nice website for this project, where you can click on spots on the map, make suggestions, and review and comment on other suggestions made by the public.
Tasman Drive from Sunnyvale to Milpitas
Gathering public input is critical to the success of all the planning efforts VTA undertakes. We want to hear from you. How do you use the corridor and what improvements would you like to see?
Tell us how we can improve this area in our online survey, or attend an upcoming public outreach events:
- Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6pm
Riverwood Community Room
2150 Tasman Dr
Santa Clara, CA 95054
- Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6pm
834 Lakechime Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
- Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6pm
Centria Community Room
1101 S Main St
Milpitas, CA 95035
RSVP: View the meetings as Facebook events: Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Milpitas/San Jose.
Do you have a passion for transportation, attention to detail, and a desire to help your community? VTA is taking applications for the Measure B Citizen’s Oversight Committee.
In 2016, the voters of Santa Clara County passed Measure B: a 30-year, half-cent sales tax, to fund transportation projects. The funding is allocated for projects along these lines:
- $1.8 billion for expressways, highway interchanges and route 85
- $1.5 billion to extend BART to Santa Clara
- $1.2 billion to improve and repair local roads
- $1 billion for Caltrain capacity and grade separation
- $500 million for local public transportation
- $250 million for bicycle and pedestrian projects
Per VTA’s website:
With the passage of the sales tax, VTA must develop guidelines for each of the nine program areas as described in the resolution that created the measure. In order to allow for sufficient time to discuss each of the nine program areas, VTA will present the proposed guidelines for three of the programs each month beginning in February. VTA will present the final set of draft guidelines in May.
The following VTA committees will be discussing the guidelines as part of their regularly scheduled meetings. The public is welcome to attend these meetings to learn more about the proposed guidelines and provide input. Please click each for meeting dates, agendas and a description of each committee.
The Citizen’s Oversight Committee being formed will also ensure transparency and accountability.
Citizens registered to vote in Santa Clara County can apply online. Applications are due by April 21.
The city of Sunnyvale is studying a variety of options to connect Mary Avenue to the industrial / office area North of 101 and 237. The options range from a bicycle/pedestrian overcrossing to various alignments of multi-lane roads to support automobile traffic.
A second Community Meeting has been announced:
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Columbia Neighborhood Center Multi-Use Room
785 Morse Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94085
Project input is also solicited via Sunnyvale’s Open City Hall: https://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/209/Issue_4652