Map of ReX as envisioned by TransForm in October 2019.

11/20/Meeting – Regional Express Transit (REX) – What Does it Mean for the South Bay?

Speakers/Panelists

  • Chris Lepe, TransForm, Regional Policy Director
  • Teresa O’Neill, VTA Board Chair, Santa Clara Councilmember
  • More to be announced

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With great fanfare, TransForm announced ReX, their idea for greatly improving the commute by using existing rights-of-ways (plus some new ones), along with people-friendly features and last-mile solutions to create a Bay Area-wide transit network that promises to move people where they need to go faster than today.

This seems to be aligned with the WNAC’s “Freeway within a Freeway” vision and associated freeway capping strategy. Transform’s Chris Lepe will brief the WNAC on what ReX is and isn’t. This is sure to be an interactive session, as we will have lots of questions, such as:

  • How firm is this plan?
  • With so many transit agencies in the Bay Area, what is needed to get them on board?
  • How much will it cost and what are the potential funding sources?
  • What are the opportunities for public-private-partnerships?
  • Would this be open to private buses as well?
  • Who is envisioned as running last-mile services, particularly shuttles?
  • How could freeway caps factor into this plan?
  • and many more….

Agenda

  • Light pizza and cannoli dinner (6:00 to 6:30 pm)
  • Introductions (5 min)
  • Elected Officials Update (15 min)
  • The Bigger Picture Vision of the Tri-Village Area (10 min)
  • TransForm ReX Vision – Chris Lepe (30 min)
  • Moderated discussion of ReX Vision, featuring Panel of Experts & Audience Q & A (30 minutes)
  • Next steps

Date: Wed, November 20th, 2019

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Cypress Senior Center, 403 Cypress Ave

Map of ReX as envisioned by TransForm in October 2019.
Map of ReX as envisioned by TransForm in October 2019.

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