SAN JOSE (KCBS)— The new budget for Silicon Valley’s Valley Transportation Authority calls for fares to stay flat, while increasing bus and light rail service.
That’s good news for people like Raymond Soto, a VTA “super commuter” who depends on service.READ MORE: Windsor Council Demands Resignation Of Mayor Dominic Foppoli Amid Sexual Assault Investigation
“Overall VTA is in a very sound financial position,” said VTA General Manager Michael Burns.
Burns said their position will allow them to keep fares where they are for the next two fiscal years while increasing service.
“Particularly express bus services from BART to Valley businesses,” he said.READ MORE: 'Enjoy It While You Can' - Bay Area Bubble Tea Shops Prepare For Looming National Shortage Of Boba
Burns credits the labor unions agreeing to wage concessions during the “Great Recession,” in order to help get the transit agency on the right track.