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VTA's Envision Silicon Valley May 2016 community meetings presentation

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This presentation was shared at public community meetings VTA hosted in May 2016 about staff’s recommended expenditure plan for the possible sales tax measure on the November ballot.

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VTA's Envision Silicon Valley May 2016 community meetings presentation

  1. 1. Public Meetings May 2016
  2. 2. 2 Envision Silicon Valley • In 2014, VTA and its partners considered a possible new tax measure. • The need for transportation improvements is far greater than funding currently available. • When we decided not to go forward, it was an opportunity to step back & develop an inclusive process. • As a result, we created Envision Silicon Valley.
  3. 3. 3 Envision Input • Stakeholders • Advisory Committees • Ad Hoc Committee • Public outreach • Cities • Polling (Silicon Valley Leadership Group)
  4. 4. 4 Envision Actions • Goals for the program • Evaluation criteria • Call for Projects • VTA staff project analysis • April 22 VTA Board workshop
  5. 5. 5 Goals, Purpose & Process • Iterative process with stakeholders, advisory committees and Ad Hoc Committee • Stakeholders provided strategic vision for program • Draft goals approved by the VTA Board in June 2015
  6. 6. 6 Goals • Enhance Safety • Provide Congestion Relief and Improve Transportation Efficiency • Expand Transportation Choices and Improve Travel Experience • Expand Transit Ridership and Continue to Promote Quality Transit for Everyone – Including Low-income Areas
  7. 7. 7 Goals • Actively Promote Healthy Communities, Environmental Sustainability and Plan for the Next Generation • Improve System Financial Sustainability and Maintenance • Continue to Support Silicon Valley’s Economic Vitality
  8. 8. 8 Evaluation Criteria • 32 qualitative and quantitative criteria to analyze projects/programs in relation to goals • Adopted by VTA Board in August 2015
  9. 9. 9 Call for Projects • Conducted from May to August 2015 • Received over 600 projects and programs • $48.7 billion need • VTA Board adopted full project list October 2015
  10. 10. 10 Project Analysis • Staff evaluated how well projects ($100 million−plus) met goals according to the evaluation criteria
  11. 11. 11 VTA Board Workshop • Held April 22, 2016 • Board indicated general agreement with expenditure categories and funding levels • Asked for minor adjustments by June 2, 2016
  12. 12. 12 Tax Measure Basics • Proposed ½-cent sales tax • 30-year duration • November 8, 2016 ballot • Forecasted revenue: $6.3 billion in 2017 dollars
  13. 13. 13 Funding Allocation − Staff Recommendation Category $ Amount (Billions) BART Phase II $1.50 Bicycle/Pedestrian Program $0.25 Caltrain Capacity Enhancements $0.314 Caltrain Grade Separations $0.70 Expressways $0.75 Highway Interchanges $0.75 Local Streets and Roads $1.20 SR 85 Corridor $0.35 Transit Operations $0.50
  14. 14. 14 BART Phase II • $1.5 Billion • Construction phase of the six-mile, four-station extension • New regional rail corridor • Daily ridership projected at 55,000 in 2035 • Leverage $1.5 billion in federal funds and $750 million in state funds
  15. 15. 15 Envision Silicon Valley
  16. 16. 16 BART Phase II Scores High or Medium High for the following: • Congestion relief and improve efficiency • Expand transportation choices • Actively promote healthy communities, environmental sustainability and plan for the next generation • Improve system financial sustainability and maintenance
  17. 17. 17 Bicycle and Pedestrian Program • $250 Million • Complete gaps in cross-county ped & bike network • Construct across barrier connections for mobility • Connect schools, transit and employment centers • Enhance safety and convenience • Safe Routes to School & other bike/pedestrian education programs eligible
  18. 18. 18 Envision Silicon Valley
  19. 19. 19 Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Scores High or Medium High for the following: • Congestion relief and improve efficiency • Expand transportation choices • Actively promote healthy communities, environmental sustainability and plan for the next generation • Improve system financial sustainability and maintenance
  20. 20. 20 Caltrain Capacity Improvements • $314 million • Expand capacity by allowing longer trains at station • Serve more riders with improved operations • Level boarding • Longer platforms • Flexible to allow for service improvements throughout system – including South County
  21. 21. 21 Envision Silicon Valley
  22. 22. 22 Caltrain Capacity Improvements Scores High for the following: • Expand transportation choices • Actively promote healthy communities, environmental sustainability and plan for the next generation
  23. 23. 23 Caltrain Grade Separations • $700 million • Separate Caltrain tracks from roadways • Safety improvement for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians • Reduce congestion at intersections
  24. 24. 24 Envision Silicon Valley
  25. 25. 25 Caltrain Grade Separations Scores High for the following: • Enhance safety • Expand transportation choices
  26. 26. 26 County Expressways • $750 million • Tier 1 candidate projects • Improvements throughout county
  27. 27. 27 Envision Silicon Valley
  28. 28. 28 County Expressways Scores High or Medium High for the following: • Enhance safety • Expand transportation choices • Congestion relief and improve efficiency
  29. 29. 29 Highway Program • $750 Million • Candidate projects throughout county
  30. 30. 30 Envision Silicon Valley
  31. 31. 31 Highway Program Varies by Location – Several score well for the following: • Enhance safety • Expand transportation choices
  32. 32. 32 Local Streets and Roads • $1.2 Billion • Geographical equity: Returned to cities on formula basis • Ensure current level of effort ($ designated for transportation) • Complete Streets requirement • Funds may be used for other transportation purposes per pavement condition index (PCI) score of 70 or above
  33. 33. 33 Envision Silicon Valley
  34. 34. 34 State Route 85 Corridor • $350 Million • State Route (SR) 85 Policy Advisory Board recommends corridor transit study to investigate options • Express lane and transit-only lane in each direction • Noise mitigation for SR 85
  35. 35. 35 Envision Silicon Valley
  36. 36. 36 Transit Operations & Amenities • $500 Million • Increased bus service • Improved amenities at bus stops to improve safety, security and access including shelters, sidewalks and lighting • Support new service models to address first/last mile connections • Develop programs and services for students, senior, disabled and low-income riders
  37. 37. 37 Envision Silicon Valley
  38. 38. 38 Transit Operations & Amenities Scores High or Medium High for the following: • Expand transit ridership and promote quality transit service for everyone • Expand transportation choices • Actively promote healthy communities, environmental sustainability and plan for the next generation
  39. 39. 39 Envision Silicon Valley
  40. 40. 40 Potential Measure • Fulfills vision of program established by VTA Board • Balanced & multimodal approach • Geographically balanced • Supported by public – strong poll results
  41. 41. 41 Next steps • Five public meetings in May • Gather public input and characterize for VTA Board • Polling by Silicon Valley Leadership Group shows 69% of public supports tax measure for transportation • June 2: Anticipated adoption of expenditure plan, including adjustments • August 12: Ballot measure due to County Clerk
  42. 42. 42 THANK YOU QUESTIONS

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