These buses wouldn't have to run that often. 30 minutes during peak hours and 45-60 minutes off peak would be fine. I'm specifically talking about serving South County more. Bring back the Line 15, make the 16 go to the Morgan Hill Caltrain, and add another Line that serves areas of Morgan Hill not served by the 15 and 16 and can also serve San Martin. Also, Monte Sereno currently isn't served by VTA. Many of the people... 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.
Late Night Service on Friday and Saturday Night and on Holidays. There should be even two runs, on at 130am and another at 230am after last call on Friday and Saturday nights in addition to 4th of July, New Year's Eve, Halloween, Cinco de Mayo, SF Pride and other similar events. If funding is the issue cut and paste the lowest ridden trip during the day and the last trip of the day. And only do it on Light Rail and... more »
It is clear that whoever designed the current bike rack configuration on the VTA light rail trains never tested the system before installing it. With seats across from the racks, there is no room for someone to squeeze in and lift their bike up onto the racks while the seats are occupied. Having to lift the bikes is also difficult for many people who are short, have heavy or long bikes, or have disabilities. If they removed... more »
3 bikes in front of the bus, 3 bikes in the back. A third leg doesn't hurt. Other transits in the south like San Luis Obispo does it and Highway 17 has 3 in the front. What is one more going to hurt?
Add rapid transit buses in the route 26.
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!
Check how accurate Google is about riding VTA it is very misleading...making planning more accurate, real, simple will encourage people to consider VTA...
Many times during peak hours, one boards light rail only to find that passengers have blocked the seat next to them with briefcases, backpacks or other personal items. It would help if announcements could be made by the operator or pre-recorded by VTA. The announcements could remind passengers to not block seats with personal items.
Currently, VTA has only a couple of bike racks up front and the driver refuses permission routinely to allow bikes inside bus during peak hours - very inconvenient.
This also puts off potential bikers.
Got to have more bike racks, possibly on bus roof or in an area inside the bus, even at the expense of seats.
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).
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)
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 »
If VTA would allow me to ride the bus and light rail for free on weekends I would ride it to places I go for fun. For example, it would be pretty easy to take the train to the Tech Museum in San Jose, or to Downtown Campbell just to window shop.
SImple. I could take it 1 mi from my home to 200 yards from my office. Why don't I? Simple. Light rail Winchester to Mt. View 70+ minutes.
Same distance in my car in rush hour traffic: 35 minutes.
That's a no brainer.
Light rail takes you no where useful real slow.