Bus and Rail Service

What could VTA do to get you to ride our buses and light rail more often. We want to hear your ideas, and we want other to vote so we can learn the best way to get more cars off the road and people on transit.

Bus and Rail Service

Elevated Light Rail

Light Rail's average speed south of downtown is roughly 50mph, but once it reaches downtown, it slows to a snail-like crawl of 10-15mph. This is due to the fact that the train must wait for both traffic and pedestrians because it is at street level. I suggest that the train tracks downtown either be elevated (similar to Chicago's El-train) or tunneled. This type of upgrade would speed up service enormously. If ...more »

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bus cleanliness

VTA busses are so dirty compared to Sam Trans busses both inside and out. As I driver myself, I've had more than one passenger tell me this, so I checked it out. It's true. When I pulled in one night I noted that in 25 min. my bus was "cleaned", oil checked, gassed and put thru the wash and in the pullout format for the next day. 25 minutes done. I did a walk thru on a Sam Trans bus myself. The difference was night ...more »

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