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After _________________ mins./hrs. studying PRT, I request that the City Council of Milpitas take the following (check-marked) actions:


(Check mark the 1st column for each desired) City Council action
(For comparison, a new traffic signal costs about $300K.)

Cost to Milpitas

Cost to others

Currently, VTA proposes a $3M steel-and-concrete overcrossing of the railroad tracks to connect Yosemite to Curtis at the Great Mall. Update it to include the possibility of using PRT.

$2K

$100

Study a 2-station PRT "ferry" over the railroad tracks to connect Yosemite Drive with Curtis Avenue near the Great Mall.

$20K

$0

Build a 2-station PRT "ferry" over the railroad tracks to connect Yosemite Drive with Curtis Avenue near the Great Mall.

$300K

$1.2M

Talk with the Great Mall's management about a PRT connector between the Mall's entertainment area and the LRT station.

$0

$0

Update the General Plan to include a PRT system serving Main Street and Midtown Area.

$5K

$0

Commission a study to estimate the financial and traffic impacts of a PRT feeder serving Main Street and the Midtown Area (reduced parking = more housing; more housing = more tax revenue).

$30K

$0

Build a PRT system serving Main Street and the Midtown Area.

$4M

$36M

Update our General Plan to include a PRT system serving all of Milpitas.

$5K

$0

Commission a study to compare the costs and benefits of a city-wide PRT system to the costs/benefits of the proposed $10M parking structure for 200 cars at the new library.

$50K

$0

Build a PRT system serving all of Milpitas.

$10M

$90M

Petition VTA to re-think their $3800M BART extension plans. Instead, start with a $200M PRT connector between LRT and the Fremont BART station.

$0

$0

Conduct public outreach meetings to inform residents and solicit feedback.

$10K

$0

Send a Council member to Minnesota to see and ride the SykWeb Express prototype.

$1K

$0

Send a Council member to Cardiff, Wales, to see and ride the ULTra PRT prototype.

$2K

$0

Do nothing until PRT has been in operation elsewhere for 5 years.

$0

$????

My Name/Identifier: ________________________________________________________

If you need to contact me: ___________________________________________________

[ ] I would like to help. Contact me at: _________________________________________

Print another copy of this survey from the web at: www.electric-bikes.com/prt-survey-1.htm
Mail to: Milpitas PRT, c/o Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association, P. O. Box 361474, Milpitas, CA 95036-1474
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, do it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." - Goethe

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Comments/Feedback:

Vote early, and vote often!

If you care about reliable, safe transportation. Or clean air. Or energy security. . . .
Then check out Personal Rapid Transit (PRT). On paper, it makes sense. Let's find out whether the advantages PRT promises for Milpitas are actually available to us. This petition requests the Milpitas City Council to persue prudent steps toward a PRT system that serves all of Milpitas. Please take a few minutes to study PRT at www.electric-bikes.com/prt.htm
Then check-mark this petition with the actions you want the City Council to take, and mail to the address below.

Thanks for taking the time to make a better Milpitas for all of us.

The Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association (SNA) is working to implement a PRT feeder between their neighborhood in the northeast corner of Milpitas to the LRT and (planned) BART station near the Great Mall. Learn more at http://www.electric-bikes.com/prt-sna.htm

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Milpitas PRT
c/o Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association
P. O. Box 361474
Milpitas, CA 95036-1474

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