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Seniors get VTA bus to Senior Center

Bus line 34, called a "lifeline" to the outside world for some Mountain View seniors, will have a new route beginning Monday, July 12.

The VTA shuttle bus will stop running down Middlefield Road between Rengstorff Avenue and San Antonio Road. But seniors may be happy to know that it will begin stopping at the city's Senior Center on Escuela Avenue, which will have a bus stop installed out front for the first time. The city's Senior Advisory Committee had asked for the VTA to provide a stop there.

The bus runs Monday through Friday between downtown Mountain View and San Antonio Shopping center. Along the way it stops at a 253-unit senior housing development on Hackett and Montebello streets, where it is a much needed service for seniors living on a fixed income.

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Posted by Doug Pearson
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm

I applaud the idea of a bus stop in front of the Senior Center. I just wish the bus ran 7 days, not 5, a week; and more frequently and for a longer period. The bus runs hourly starting and ending at the San Antonio Transit Center (including a 10-15 minute break) beginning at 9:12 am and ending at 2:59 pm.

The article would have benefited from links to the coming VTA bus schedules and route map for line 34. (See below.) They show that only the eastbound trips stop at the Senior Center. These trips go from the Senior Center to the Mountain View Transit Center (train station). Seniors going to the San Antonio Transit Center must stay on the bus for the westbound trip.

Eastbound schedule starting July 12:
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Westbound schedule starting July 12:
Web Link
Route map starting July 12:
Web Link
(This shows the stop at the Senior Center whereas the other map does not, so I presume it's the coming map.)


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