Santa Clara County's main transit agency, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), supports the principle of reducing the county's environmental impact by promoting transit use, and with its light rail service, the overall impact to the communities served by it has been enormous that it provides the county has an alternative form of transportation to travel to and from San Jose.
So the summer vacation has arrived two weeks ago in my case, and what am I going to do over the next three months? Simply put, it will be a few things.
Santa Clara's Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) provides multiple local, express, and community services using its diverse fleet of conventional buses and shuttle vans. With a commitment to help the environment and reduce congestion in Santa Clara County, the VTA also provides local and express services using hybrid buses that cut down on diesel exhausts and lower the county's carbon footprint.
Santa Clara's Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is the main transit provider in Santa Clara County, and it provides four main service types: local, express, shuttle, and light rail services, all of which provide extensive connections throughout the county. Service-wise, though, it fares better than San Francisco Muni, and it is almost on par with Golden Gate Transit, with just one major difference.
This may come as a surprise, but last Wednesday, I went out with my uncle to head to the South Bay so that I can travel around Santa Clara County. My uncle went to work in Milpitas at SanDisk, while I went further out to San Jose and ride Santa Clara's transit agency, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), and here's my assessment of the agency.
It's been a week since I sent my Grade Change form to San Francisco State University wherein I wanted to challenge my grade and show that I've worked very hard for my essay. However, the results seemed to be inconclusive, I'm looking at other options to get around the situation, and I need to deal with it fast.
Despite the fact that working hard and doing well at school or work can give someone great results, sometimes, an insensitive or ignorant person will just put all the hard work aside and give the person harsh remarks to make his or her so-called "point". Not only it is harmful to hear, it can also make the person outspoken and outraged.
To have an effective public transportation system, local governments must meet the so-called "Federal and State standards" so that they can receive funding and operate their own public transportation network. However, with the economy moving sideways, and with an increased pressure to keep public transportation running in communities across the United States, it seems like the public transit agenda that many cities want to achieve is being stalled.
Yes, it's that time of year once again, when essays are due, last-minute assignments are given, and students evaluate their professors. But, does it really mean that school is actually over and that vacation is coming? Not in my case...
My daily commute to and from San Francisco always involves riding San Francisco's transportation agency, Muni, and Marin County's Golden Gate Transit. But, in terms of stress relief, one song instantly hit my head...