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Public Input

The program categories and funding amounts identified in the pending sales tax measure resulted from VTA's Envision Silicon Valley effort, 18 months of collaboration with VTA’s Stakeholder Group and advisory committees. VTA also received input from the public, elected officials from the 15 cities and towns within Santa Clara County, Santa Clara County and polling conducted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
From April 2015 through early June 2016, VTA conducted both online and in-person community outreach to explain the 2016 Measure B process and seek input from residents. Outcomes were included in a report to VTA’s Board of Directors.

Stakeholder Group

Role: Community stakeholders were vital partners in the process leading up to 2016 Measure B. They worked with VTA on the development of long-range transportation planning goals and the evaluation criteria to measure these goals.

Profile: Representing diverse interests in the community, stakeholders included members of community service agencies, colleges and universities, health care organizations, environmental groups, labor councils and chambers of commerce, among others.

Activities: Stakeholders worked with VTA to review community feedback and prioritize programs and projects for 2016 Measure B. Along with VTA advisory committees, stakeholders provided essential input into the needs of Santa Clara Valley residents. These groups receive guidance from the Ad Hoc Committee, which comprised elected officials from five of the 15 cities in Santa Clara County and a member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

The stakeholders group was formed in 2015 and incorporated participants who were involved in the Community Interest Group and the Transportation Advocacy Group. Consolidation streamlined stakeholder participation while still enabling diverse interests to be represented. For information on past meetings of these two groups, please see the Community Interest Group and Transportation Advocacy Group sections below.

VTA Advisory Committees also met independently about the development of 2016 Measure B.

Advisory Committees 

VTA staff worked with advisory committees that provide input on process leading to 2016 Measure B and made recommendations on a variety of other transportation issues. Learn more about each group:

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Community Interest Group

Community Interest Group members included leaders of community-based organizations throughout the valley.

Transportation Advocacy Group  

The Transportation Advocacy Group comprised community leaders from various policy organizations throughout the valley.

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