Dear SVO Members,

We invite you to join The Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Get On Board campaign in increasing awareness of and support for public transportation.

We encourage you to ask your employees to become green commuters by choosing alternative forms of transportation whenever possible. Waze and Scoop are also providing 5 free complimentary rides to first time users of their ride sharing apps.

Matt Mahood, The SVO’s President & CEO, joins various elected officials and company executives for a press conference on Thursday April 25, 2019 to promote the Get On Board campaign.

Here are a few statistics of transportation issues in the Valley:

  • In the past decade alone, commuter times have increased by 20% which equates to 50 minutes weekly or 43 hours annually
  • In 2017 alone, 6.5% of local employees, roughly 95,000 people, spent more than three hours commuting to and from work on a daily basis
  • Traffic delays cost $2.7 billion in annual loss in productivity

Imagine the possibilities if each of The SVO’s 1,200 members’ more than 300,000 Silicon Valley employees chose to use more public transit.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and we hope you can share this media with your employees.


Matthew R. Mahood

President & CEO

More Posts

You Might Also Like

COVID 19 Resource Center
Watch Our COVID-19 Business Resource Webinars
We are hosting various online webinars providing our SVO members access to business resources, as well as discuss upcoming policy changes that affect business operations. We have invited political and industry experts to lead our webinars to make you our members are up to speed with all of the legislative updates that relate to COVID-19. In case you miss one, you can watch our webinar recordings here!
Jun 23, 2021
The Silicon Valley Organization
Members News
Wanna Get Away Day
Southwest Airlines declares June 18 as Wanna Get Away Day to honor 50th anniversary of first flight
Jun 8, 2021
Southwest Airlines
Members News
Blach Construction Named “Best Place to Work in Bay Area;” Earns “Workplace Wellness” Award
Blach Construction (Blach), an award-winning full-service commercial contractor serving the Greater Bay Area and Monterey since 1970, is honored to be recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times (SVBJ/SFBT) as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area”.
May 26, 2021
Blach Construction
COVID 19 Resource Center
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Restaurant Revitalization Fund is an SBA grant program that will provide restaurants, bars, and other similar places of business that serve food or drink with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are NOT required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.
Apr 27, 2021
Press Releases
Assessor Larry Stone urges Business Owners to Provide Equipment Valuation Information
Property Tax Relief for Business Owners
Mar 19, 2021
COVID 19 Resource Center
Changes to Paycheck Protection Program and Second Draw PPP Loan
At the end of 2020, Congress passed, and President Trump signed, a new law that provides for additional relief related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This law, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021), includes a second draw of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans (PPP Second Draw Loans) and updates to the original PPP loan. It also allows businesses to deduct ordinary and necessary expenses paid from the proceeds of PPP loans.
Feb 18, 2021
Petrinovich Pugh & Co LLP
Explore ALl Posts