This week we saw the SF Board of Supervisors vote against a vital lifeline for Caltrain, opting against a 1/8 sales tax measure on the November ballot. While it’s a blow to transit advocates, the measure is not dead. It needs approval from all 4 transit boards, plus the Board of Supervisors for San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara County. Next up is Santa Clara County, followed by a return to San Francisco.
Join us on Wednesday, July 22nd at 4pm for an important transit forum. Palo Alto Forward, Seamless Bay Area, and special guest Assemblymember David Chiu will be discussing how to support efforts to fix the Bay Area’s struggling transit system.
Advocacy group Seamless Bay Area and State Assemblymember David Chiu are leading efforts to create a more integrated, equitable, and sustainable Bay Area transit system by advancing regional policy changes and legislative reforms in Sacramento. Already struggling before the pandemic, COVID-19 has further highlighted the Bay Area’s transit system’s failures, underscored the urgency of reforms, and created new opportunities to advance structural changes to our region’s transit governance.
Come learn about the current state of Bay Area transit and how Seamless Bay Area and Assemblymember Chiu are working together to advance reforms that can transform our transit system and help it emerge from this crisis better than before.
Featured Guest Speakers:
Assemblymember David Chiu
Seamless Bay Area Co-Founders:
Ian Griffiths, Policy Director
Adina Levin, Advocacy Director