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.
Add the possibility to use any smartphone in addition to the plastic clipper card. This "mobile clipper card" is tracking proof of fares (single ride, monthly and eco passes), and also allows to pay for tickets and passes electronically via phone.
E.g. BART has released arrival information and service advisories in the GTFS-realtime format: http://www.bart.gov/schedules/developers/gtfs-realtime... more »
This should also include: service advisories, active updates on *recent* delays, etc. By doing this, VTA can easily upgrade its current light rail infrastructure to that of a subway.
Also, these signs are... more »
Open data request: All ridership data for past 12 months (or more) for visualizations. Ideally could get start/stop stations, day of the week, etc. See Bay Area Bike Share open data challenge here: http://www.bayareabikeshare.com/datachallenge
Light Rail services take too long to get from Santa Teresa to Great Mall or Mountain View. Might as well drive. There are too many unnecessary stops at stations where no one gets on or off the train.
Express trains will be a good idea.
"Do I want to walk to/from the stop/station" or
"Do I want to bike to/from the stop/station", and possibly even to be able to specify that "I am willing to walk/bike a distance of x miles to get to/from the stop/station".
By biking I can choose from a vastly larger range of potential stops/stations, and... more »
If this info was made available to developers, they could... more »
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 »
These two roads carry a ton of cars, which means they are popular travel routes. They already have dedicated bus/carpool lanes and very-long green lights, which means you could run a very fast and efficient bus service on them. They seem like ideal candidates for frequent bus service, yet they currently have virtually no service at all.
Add buses or shuttle service to Open Spaces and preserves.
Along with its organizational vision and mission,... more »
Details about VTA's Ecopass program are @ http://www.vta.org/ecopass/ecopass_corp/epbenefits.html
I think VTA should approach each major employer along North first street and atleast bring to their notice about VTA's Ecopass program
I approached my employer to offer Free Ecopasses to all our employees and they were happy to do it.It is also... more »
Some weeks I ride the bus a lot. Some weeks I don't need the bus at all. $70 is a lot of money to spend on a monthly pass, when I often don't know ahead of time how much I'll be using the bus. A week pass would be more affordable. Then I could just buy one if I need it when I have a better idea of where I might have to go that week.
I have started to use light rail more. But I have a suspicion that very few people actually PAY to use it.
I hardly ever see anyone use the ticket machines.
I NEVER see anyone check for tickets.