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.
Bus and Rail Service
Offer day, week, month, and year passes with progressively deeper discounts, but double (at least) the discounts currently offered. Make it attractive to *plan* on using public transportation.
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.
I am loving the Commuter Express service, especially the free wi-fi and am now taking Light Rail 3 times per week. The morning times are perfect but, in the evening, they're kind of early. I am rarely done with work by 5pm so I usually miss the last Commuter Express train. Perhaps you could consider adding a 4th Commuter Express service leaving between 5:30-5:45pm from Baypointe?
have the following lines run 24/7:
#10 (connect with #22)
#22 (in progress - doing fine)
#26 (connects #22 with Campbell, Cupertino, & Sunnyvale)
#68 (connects #22/HP Pavilion late night events to South County)
#180 (connects #22 with AC Transit owl service)
have extra buses in service for Lines 180/181
accept the following Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) passes: Super Day Pass, Disc. Super Day Pass, All-Zone Monthly Pass & Disc. All-Zone Monthly Pass.
IMPLEMENT CLIPPER ALREADY!!!!!!!!
Have special service to/from Gilroy and Casa de Fruta, for events
Have the #22/Rapid 522 stop in San Jose Diridon Station
offer new community bus lines to/from SJC Airport and neighboring cities (operation on the freeways if needed) #1 - San Jose Diridon Station/Downtown San Jose - San Jose Int'l Airport #2 - Eastridge - San Jose Int'l Airport #3 - Milpitas/Great Mall - San Jose Int'l Airport #4 - Great America - San Jose Int'l Airport #5 - Lockheed Martin/Moffett Park - San Jose Int'l Airport #6 - Valley Fair - San Jose Int'l Airport ...more »
What if VTA had Express service (NEW Line 190) to/from Great Mall & Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station (via 1-680), connecting with WHEELS, BART, County Connection, SMART, MAX..etc.
VTA should Have a Community Bus line (NEW Line 15) that will run to/from Gilroy Transit Center to the Gilroy Gardens Theme Park, off Hwy 152 (Hecker Pass Hwy), running on Monterey St and 1st St (Hwy 152 - Hecker Pass Hwy).
A) What if VTA had Express service from Gilroy to Eastridge (NEW Line 150), operating daily on Monterey Rd, Hwy 101, and Captiol Expwy? B) What if VTA had Express service running from Eastridge to Fremont BART (NEW Line 145), running on Capitol Expwy, Capitol Ave (Alum Rock Transit Center/LRT Station), Hwy 680, Mission Blvd...to BART Station? C) What if VTA had NEW Light Rail Lines?????? 904 - Mountain View to Alum ...more »
ENFORCE VTA OWN NO SMOKING POLICY AROUND MAJOR TRANSFERS LIKE THE GREAT MALL!