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Climate Emergency Declared by Santa Clara County Transportation Board

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A climate emergency in Silicon Valley was declared Thursday night by the Valley Transportation Board in a move to bring more immediacy to combating greenhouse gas emissions and work toward more sustainable transportation in the South Bay.

"This marks a bold commitment for VTA to move forward in a more sustainable manner to solve the challenges of climate change while reducing congestion in our county," Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese said in a statement.

The declaration puts the transportation authority on a fast track toward developing cleaner and more sustainable transit options that may reduce greenhouse gas pollution Silicon Valley.

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