My son and I used to frequently take Light Rail to places we wanted to visit, however the cost became so outrageously expensive that it is much cheaper to drive and park than to ride. The more the fares increase, the less people prefer to ride. We would prefer to go "green", but not at thosse prices.
Lower the fare rates and get more people to use VTA to travel.
Along with its organizational vision and mission,... more »
Overnight routes for those of us working late nights/early mornings. They don't have run as often, nor does every route need to run, but it is very difficult to tell a prospective employer you cant work their 3pm-11pm shift (example) because the buses stop running after 10:30pm.
Not to mention, it would make bus a viable alternative to taxi for last call at local pubs.
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 »
There are quite a few people who want to use public transit like light rail atleast part of their commute and the other part by their cars.
Unlike caltrain , vta has very little park & ride lots.This makes it very difficult for commuters who want to use cars as part of their commute.
VTA should... more »
All other buses that make that trip are LIMITED buses (and the "Rapid" 522), which take a LONG time.
It seems like fast, frequent service from San Jose to MV or Sunnyvale would get more people... more »
This would be a Light Rail train that only stops at certain important stops. An example would be a train leaving Santa Teresa would head straight to Ohlone-Chynoweth, then Tamien, then Convention Center, the Santa Clara. Passengers at non-Express stops would transfer at the nearest Express stop for a faster ride on Light Rail. Unlike Express bus service, this should be regular fare.
Also timed transfers between short route Community buses with long route normal buses, Express buses, and Light Rail lines would ease travel on VTA. Any Light Rail... more »
Also, Monte Sereno currently isn't served by VTA. Many of the people... more »
I'd like to be able to e-pay for my fare by mobile phone app (iPhone, BB, or smartphone) and get a confirmation that can be used to verify actual purchase.
Check how accurate Google is about riding VTA it is very misleading...making planning more accurate, real, simple will encourage people to consider VTA...
Having to pay for fare every time I get on each bus is too much money for me to spend. If I have to transfer to another bus, I think it would be better to be given a transfer ticket.
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.