Press Releases

Caltrain Electrification and Modernization Project Powers Ahead

Good News Out of Washington D.C. for Silicon Valley and the Bay Area: Caltrain Electrification and Modernization Project Powers Ahead May 22, 2017 – After 21 years of tireless advocacy, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group is pleased to report Caltrain’s Electrification and Modernization project is now fully approved and funded. Earlier today, the Federal Transit .. read more

The May Revise – Keeping California Commutes On the Right Road

Today the Governor’s Office released the May Revision of the state budget and a modestly improved fiscal outlook provided some interesting highlights for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, particularly concerning Caltrans and SB1. Under the May Revision, the $5.8 billion revenue shortfall forecast in January is now a $3.3 billion shortfall. While some cuts remain, .. read more

On May 11th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by ,

Data Provides Direction, Dogma Provides Division

Contact: Kimberly Ellis, SVP Communications and Marketing Kellis@svlg.org/(408) 501-7853 Data Provides Direction, Dogma Provides Division Earlier today, President Trump signed an executive order on H-1B visas with the stated purpose of reining in perceived abuses of the program through greater restrictions and reviews. At the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, our 400 member companies are wary .. read more

On April 18th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Applauds Governor Brown, California Legislature Passing SB1

SAN JOSE – A bumpy ride could turn into smooth sailing for California commuters as the State legislature made history this evening passing the Road Repair and Accountability Act- SB1 with a historic vote of 54 to 26 in the Assembly and 27 to 11 in the Senate. Our state legislators passed a bill that .. read more

On April 6th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore, Assembly Speaker and Leadership Group President Rally for Road Repairs

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined a bipartisan group of labor, business, transportation and local leaders from across the state to call on the Legislature to pass SB 1 – the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 – co-authored .. read more

On April 6th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

Letter to Governor Brown and Members of the State Legislature

Dear Governor Brown and Members of the Legislature: On behalf of the 400 members of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, we are writing to offer our strong support for SB 1 (Beall) to help address the road repair, traffic congestion and transit alternative needs of our state. Please find below nearly 100 of our Member .. read more

On April 5th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Stands with Governor Brown Announcing Consensus on State Transportation Investment Package

  Silicon Valley Leadership Group Stands with Governor Brown Announcing Consensus on State Transportation Investment Package Wednesday, March 29 – The time for traffic relief, transit options and road repairs is now. That’s why the Silicon Valley Leadership Group has been working with Governor Brown’s Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de .. read more

On March 29th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

Caltrain Electrification Letter to President Trump and Transportation Secretary Chao

March 23, 2017 RE: LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP & TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY CHAO Dear President Trump and Transportation Secretary Chao: As CEOs and senior officers in Silicon Valley, who comprise some of the 400 members of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group – an association of employers who have facilities and employees in all 50 States and .. read more

On March 24th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland Mayors Join Leading Regional Business, Planning Groups to Urge State Funding Solution to Fix Streets, Roads and Highways

Press Release Mayors of the Bay Area’s three largest cities today joined forces with the region’s leading business and urban planning groups to announce their endorsement of legislation – SB1 and AB1 — to invest in fixing California’s broken streets, roads and highways. They called on lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown to agree on a .. read more

On March 17th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by , , , ,

Leadership Group Media Statement: Affordable Care Act Access and Affordability

For Immediate Release   Media Advisory Today the Silicon Valley Leadership Group released this statement from President & CEO Carl Guardino. “The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is deeply committed to making health care more accessible and affordable to all. Employers, along with the government, are the largest payers of health care costs and are critical .. read more