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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.

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improvements to VTA to make it a great bus ride

Wifi access, televisions, restrooms, plug - ins adapters, wider aisles access, access to fare change to break big bills for riders. routes 25, 58, 57 need improvements, 25 is not direct to De Anza College it is so annoying to wait so long to get the De Anza and have the Valley Medical consecutive buses pass, 57,57 routes are cut off, too early especially weekends, consider extending hours. Weekends waits are exteme... more »

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TEXT for help

Add TEXT for help on buses and light rail. There are so many acts of http://www.vta.org/safety/streetharassment.html onboard VTA, it's like riding in hell and the devils don't like snitches on voice 911 calls. And even though Dan Smith says they could be pranks, if he knew his job at all he'd know VTA always calls the bus drivedr in route to confirm the trouble even the bus driver was too afraid to call in!

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Use Google to determine the actual need for public transit

Google has been using cell phone GPS data to display traffic patterns for a while now. Since the data can distinguish individual cell phones, it would be possible to build a database of actual trip destinations based on the patterns of cell phone usage. The identification of the destinations and the most common routes connecting those destinations would be a powerful method of determining the need for public transit support.... more »

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What would make you ride transit?

Well, I got here by way of a link on the home page asking the question 'what would make you ride transit?' So, my answer is that it's something that's not going to happen, if it happens at all, for quite some time. Many of the city & residential areas in this county are simply not designed for frequent & affordable public transportation. They're designed for cars (big wide streets & lanes). There is a small effort... more »

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Reduce Day Pass Fare for Non-Express Buses

Reduce the price of the day pass for non-express buses. Over the past two months I have become very familiar with the system. Most of the time however it is not worth getting a day pass because of the cost of the pass and the time it takes to travel from destinations, including waiting at bus stops. If the price of the day pass was reduced to 4 or 5 dollars, I would be more likely to use VTA.

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Reduce Light Rail Transfers

Add more support for commuting to the Silicon Valley corridor by reducing the need to transfer. For example, start a Mt. View train from the Almaden or Santa Teresa station during the morning commute, and a Santa Teresa or Almaden train from the Mt View station during the evening commute. Make them Express trains with Wi-Fi and these routes would attract more commuters.