Thursday, March 19, 2009

The DeVries Seniors: VTA Bus Service Part 2



More VTA Ideas from the DeVries Seniors

During the past week, US Citizen Podcast has featured posts that respond to the question:

USCIS 100:55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

Beginning last week, we talked about students exressing their opinions during a school board meeting. Another local example of democratic participation is the DeVries Senior ESL class attendence at a Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Community meeting about the bus service in Milpitas.

Before attending the meeting, the Seniors completed transportation surveys, studied transportation vocabulary and supporting grammar, made two videos, and attend a VTA community meeting.p>

In the second of two videos, the DeVries Seniors offer three suggestions for the improvement of the VTA bus service in Milpitas:

1) Increase bus frequency.

2) Lower the Senior Citizen fare.

3) Add later buses (8am, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm) buses to #104

The DeVries ESL is sponsored by Milpitas Adult Education, and hosted at DeVries Senior Housing.

MilpitasChat.blogspot.com is hosting a new series: ESL Lessons for Women's History Month. Today's Hera: Alexandra Avakian.

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