SPUR Advocates for Frequent Transit Service in VTA's 2021 Service Plan

Policy Letter October 5, 2020

SPUR believes it is imperative for reasons of racial and social equity, the environment, and sound urban planning that light rail and frequent bus routes continue to operate every 15 minutes on weekdays as they did prior to the pandemic and, therefore, support "The 90% Plan" as proposed by VTA staff.

While some employees are able to work from home, essential workers must still show up to their job sites every day and depend on reliable and affordable public transit service for their commutes. We fear that steep reductions to the frequency of service will cause an even further decline in ridership and undermine the momentum for more sustainable land use and zoning policies that encourage denser, infill development and, in turn, make transit more feasible and convenient for potential riders.

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