Candidate support for the Milpitas PRT project

2022 candidates said their support for PRT; 2024 candidates show their support.

Candidates seeking to represent Milpitas residents were sent an invitation letter to support the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) Demonstration Project described on this website. Their responses (if any) are listed here, followed by a key to the actions they did or commit to do. Please share these results with other voters.

[Disclaimer: LoopWorks neither supports nor opposes candidates, but is merely informing the public about where candidates stand on this issue. For actual recommendations by various political and policy groups, click here.]

U. S. Representative (CD 17)

Anita Chen
Ro Khanna

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CA Assembly (AD 24)

Alex Lee
Bob Brunton

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CA Assembly (AD 26)

Patrick Ahrens
Tara Sreekrishnan

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6 "Wow! I would definitely be interested in introducing this legislation!"

SCC Board of Supervisors (D3)

Otto Lee

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"would like to see the funding fully secured before taking any actions of support"

SC Valley Water (D3)

Richard Santos

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Mayor of Milpitas

Carmen Montano
Hon Lien
Rich Tran

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Milpitas City Council

Anu Nakka
Bill Chuan
Dipak Awasthi
Evelyn Chua

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MUSD’s Board of Education

Doug Sueoka
Hai Minh Ngo
Robert Jung

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Invitation letter to support the Milpitas PRT Project

Subject: We’ll inform voters of your support for Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

Dear Candidate,

PRT promises quicker, easier, and safer transit service at lower operating costs than current options. The PRT Demonstration Project around the Great Mall and BART Transit Center is desired by many Milpitas voters – thousands because they live in that Metro area, others for a variety of reasons including environmental. Some people and organizations have even written letters of support.

Using various communication channels, LoopWorks plans to inform voters of your active support for the project, and what you plan to do if elected - starting with this web page.

To provide background, I invite you into a conversation about PRT technology, our demonstration project, LoopWorks governance, and the benefits to the City, its residents, and the world. Those benefits include safer transit, increased City revenue, and the potential to grow the system to serve most of Milpitas.

My schedule is flexible, so let me know when and where is convenient for you. The urgency of our Climate Crisis requires new ways of doing things. PRT can be one of them.

To start your thinking about opportunities, consider this initial list of actions that you could take – or promise to take – to support the PRT project.

  1. Write a letter of support for the project.
  2. Endorse the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City regarding the project.
  3. Become a community member ($100 for Milpitas residents, $1000 for others).
  4. Arrange a meeting between LoopWorks and a community leader to discuss PRT.
  5. Arrange an opportunity for LoopWorks to present PRT to an audience.
  6. Promote state-level TIRCP legislation to allow PRT to compete for rail funding.
  7. Cultivate additional LoopWorks members: 1) Anchor Members that own property in the Transit Area, and 2) Foundation Members that can provide grant funding for the $6M pre-development work (final design, engineering, and permitting).
  8. Pass organizational and/or governmental resolutions of support.

Thank you for considering this opportunity. Let me know if you have questions, or would like guidance through our extensive website.

Rob Means, LoopWorks Secretary
Rob@MilpitasPRT.com
408-262-0420 home, 408-262-8975 v-mail
1421 Yellowstone Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035
https://MilpitasPRT.com Transit for all of us!