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Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
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Traffic Relief

By Armando Gomez

Candidate for Council Member; City of Milpitas

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Traffic Relief is an important issue to Milpitas Residents and more needs to be done to decrease congestion on local roads.
We have to build all our current major transportation projects on time and on budget to help alleviate congestion in our city. The 237/880 interchange will move people through Milpitas and get many cars off of our residential streets. The Dixon Landing/880 Interchange will add lanes to 880 and widen the overpass. Many people who live outside of Milpitas have been using local streets to avoid this interchange. Bart and Light rail must be built as soon as possible. When the Bart and Light rail projects are completed, car traffic will be reduced because thousands of workers will be able to commute to Milpitas companies and shoppers will be able to use public transportation to get to the Great Mall.

The above projects are already planned or in their final stages. While they will bring some traffic relief to our city, there is still further creative action that we can take to decrease traffic congestion. Such as building highways and mass transit systems that will serve the county and the region, eliminating bottlenecks in our local roads caused by poor intersection design, improving the traffic flow on Montague Expressway, calming down the traffic on our residential streets in our neighborhoods, making our streets safer and more accessible for pedestrians and bicyclists, building houses and jobs closer together, and filling pot holes and repaving streets that are in poor condition.

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