You can be part of this adventure. To make PRT operational in Milpitas in 2025, support from many sources will be needed. We urge you to spread the word about PRT technology and the Milpitas PRT project. As more people become aware of this project, it arrives quicker and easier. So share your vision with others.

If you are among the few who want to do more, here are 3 specific ways to support the Milpitas PRT project:

  1. Write a letter of support to the Milpitas City Council.
  2. Invest in the project and become a Community Owner.
  3. Cultivate Anchor Owners that own property in the Transit Area and Foundation Owners that can provide grant funding to design and build the project. Both types of owners will need education about the project; you can start that process.

Write a letter of support.

Since being presented to the City Council on March 19, 2019, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) proposing a BART Circulator Project in the Transit Area of Milpitas has received the following letters of support.

If you would like to send a letter of support directly to Council, contact information for each of the 5 individual Council members is at http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/directory/categories/council-directory
If you email them, be sure to send a copy to the City Clerk, Mary Lavelle, (408) 586-3001, mlavelle@ci.milpitas.ca.gov, so it gets into the Council packet.

If you want your letter listed below, send a copy to info@MilpitasPRT.com

Become a Community Owner

Any person or organization may become a Community Owner through one of these ways:

  1. Residents of Milpitas and businesses headquartered in Milpitas can become members with voting privileges by donating $100 or more to LoopWorks for the creation and operation of the Milpitas PRT;

  2. People and organizations residing outside Milpitas that donate $1000 or more for the creation and operation of the Milpitas PRT can become voting members upon approval by the Board.

  3. Milpitas residents can become members with voting privileges by donating 5 hours of work that help create the Milpitas PRT. Qualifying residents will report when they worked, what they worked on, and their results – all of which will be included in the data made available to the public.

Cultivate Anchor Owners and Foundation Owners

Any person or organization may become a Foundation Owner by donating $60,000 or more to LoopWorks for the creation and operation of the Milpitas PRT. Donations exceeding $60,000 do not entitle a Foundation Owner to any additional votes or powers. While an initial list of foundations can be found in the Funding Request section of the business plan, supporters may encourage any aligned foundation to consider the Milpitas PRT project.

Any property owner may become an Anchor Owner by granting the necessary easements to build and operate the Milpitas PRT system. Obviously, only owners of property where guideway is located can become Anchor Owners. As the system grows to serve more of Milpitas, more property owners become eligible. For now, encourage the following property owners to support the Milpitas PRT:

  1. Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department (Montague Expy.)

  2. Santa Clara Valley Water District (Penitencia Creek - East Channel)

  3. Valley Transportation Authority (BART Transit Hub, LRT crossings)

  4. Great Mall owner Simon Property Group

  5. Courtyard by Marriott Milpitas Silicon Valley

  6. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Milpitas Silicon Valley

  7. Flextronics (Westcore Properties)

  8. Parc Metro HOA

  9. City of Milpitas