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VTA to start new shuttle, change schedules on dozens of transit routes

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is making several service changes starting next week.

Beginning Monday, June 14, VTA will operate a new weekday peak hour shuttle between the Diridon Station and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, designed to meet Caltrain, Altamont Corridor Express and bus services at Diridon Station.

The new shuttle will provide seven nonstop trips from Diridon to Valley Medical Center in the morning and from the opposite direction in the afternoon.

The VTA shuttle will use Bay #7 at the Diridon Transit Center and the new westbound stop at Renova Drive at VMC.

The VTA is also making some extensive and minor schedule changes on dozens of routes.

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For example, the 523 will now operate every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends.

The route 26 service to West Valley College will be extended to 10 p.m., among other minor schedule changes.

The changes are based on ridership trends and are not related to the deadly mass shooting at a VTA maintenance facility on May 26, VTA spokesperson Stacey Handler Ross said.

To see which routes will be changed next week, visit vta.org for hours.

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VTA to start new shuttle, change schedules on dozens of transit routes

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Uploaded: Tue, Jun 8, 2021, 10:00 am

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is making several service changes starting next week.

Beginning Monday, June 14, VTA will operate a new weekday peak hour shuttle between the Diridon Station and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, designed to meet Caltrain, Altamont Corridor Express and bus services at Diridon Station.

The new shuttle will provide seven nonstop trips from Diridon to Valley Medical Center in the morning and from the opposite direction in the afternoon.

The VTA shuttle will use Bay #7 at the Diridon Transit Center and the new westbound stop at Renova Drive at VMC.

The VTA is also making some extensive and minor schedule changes on dozens of routes.

For example, the 523 will now operate every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends.

The route 26 service to West Valley College will be extended to 10 p.m., among other minor schedule changes.

The changes are based on ridership trends and are not related to the deadly mass shooting at a VTA maintenance facility on May 26, VTA spokesperson Stacey Handler Ross said.

To see which routes will be changed next week, visit vta.org for hours.

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Bruce Karney
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Old Mountain View
on Jun 8, 2021 at 4:48 pm
Bruce Karney, Old Mountain View
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2021 at 4:48 pm

It would be nice to know if the changes to the 523 Rapid line represent an increase or decrease in operating hours. I took that bus just last Friday and it was already running on a 2 trips/hour schedule. So, it's the start and end times that have changed, not the frequency.


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