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 »
Bus and Rail Service
Install a bike rack that fits 3 instead of 2. And if possible another 3 bike rack on the back of the bus.
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 »
If there is Wi-Fi on the bus then I could take the bus and light rail to work and use that time productively. I could work remotely, check my email, or just surf the Internet.