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VTA Proposing Two-Year Plan with Overall Increase in Service

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VTA will be holding seven public meetings from March 16 to 23 to present the proposed Transit Service Plan for the next two years. We’d like to hear your input and incorporate any recommendations to improve the service plan. If approved, this two-year plan would be implemented beginning in July 2015.
 
The FY 2016 and FY 2017 Transit Service Plan represents an overall increase in service levels. One aspect of the plan is to reallocate low-performing service and improve service in areas where there are higher ridership demands.
 
The proposed changes include three new routes, routing changes to more than 40 existing lines, and increases in frequency and span of service. The proposed plan can be viewed at ​www.vta.org/serviceplan​.   
 
See the list of all affected routes below to learn what changes are proposed for your favorite routes or what new routes may be close to where you live, work, take classes, or play.

March 2015 Public Meetings

Public meetings will be held to hear your input and feedback about the proposed service plan. We appreciate your help improving our service!

Monday, March 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
County of Santa Clara, Board Chambers
70 West Hedding Street, San Jose
Served by VTA Light Rail and Bus Lines 61, 62, 66, and 181.
 
Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Campbell Community Center, Roosevelt Room
1 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell
Served by VTA Bus Lines 26 and 60.
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Fremont Teen Center
39770 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont 
Served by VTA Bus Line 181.
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Sunnyvale City Hall, Council Chambers
456 W. Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale
Served by VTA Bus Lines 22, 54, and 522.
 
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Gilroy City Hall, Board Chambers
7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy
Served by VTA Bus Line 19.
 
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Valley Transportation Authority, Auditorium
3331 N. 1st Street, San Jose
Served by VTA Light Rail and Bus Line 58.
 
Monday, March 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
VTA Downtown Customer Service Center
55-A West Santa Clara Street, San Jose Served by VTA Light Rail and Bus Lines 22, 23, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 72, 73, 81, 82, 181, 323, 522, and DASH.

Public Input

Following the public comment period, a revised transit service plan will be presented to the VTA Transit Planning & Operations Committee on April 16, 2015, as well as VTA’s Board of Directors on May 7, 2015, for review and approval.
 
If you are unable to attend any of the meetings, please submit your comments by Monday, March 23 to VTA by:

Mail: VTA Customer Service
3331 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134-1927
Telephone: (408) 321-2300
TTY: (408) 321-2330
Fax: (408) 321-7537
Email:  customer.service@vta.org
Website: www.vta.org
 

Proposed Bus Changes

The proposed changes are scheduled for implementation in phases (between July 2015 and January 2017) and the dates are shown in parentheses.

NEW Line 11 (San Jose Diridon Transit Center – San Jose Airport)

This new route would provide a direct connection between Mineta San Jose International Airport and downtown San Jose.  The route would include stops at San Jose Diridon Station, Convention Center Light Rail Station, and multiple downtown hotels (see map below).  It would operate every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Regular fares would apply on this new route.  (Oct. 2015)

Proposed Line 11 map for 2016-2017 Transit Service Plan

NEW Line 56 (Sunnyvale Transit Center – Component Light Rail Station)

This new weekday peak hour route would provide service from Sunnyvale Caltrain to the Component Light Rail Station via Arques Avenue, Scott Avenue, Central Expressway and Trimble Road  (see map below).  It would operate from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 to 7 p.m.  (Jan. 2016)

Proposed Lines 56, 57, 58 map for 2016-2017 Transit Service Plan

NEW Line 354 (De Anza College – Lockheed Martin)

This new weekday peak hour route would provide limited-stop service every 30 minutes between De Anza College and Lockheed Martin via Sunnyvale Transit Center.  It would operate primarily on De Anza Boulevard, Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road and Mathilda Avenue (see map).  (July 2016)
Proposed Line 354 map for 2016-2017 Transit Service Plan

Line 10 (Santa Clara Transit Center – Metro LR Station)  

Weekday service frequency would be reduced from every 15 to every 30 minutes in conjunction with the establishment of the new Line 11 service.  (Oct. 2015)

Line 13 (Almaden Expressway & McKean – Ohlone/Chynoweth Light Rail Station)

The afternoon schedule would be changed so that the last four southbound buses would leave Ohlone/Chynoweth Light Rail Station at approximately 3:47 p.m., 4:47 p.m., 5:47 p.m. and 6:47 p.m.  (July 2015)

Line 14 (Gilroy Transit Center – Street Louise Hospital)

Line 14 buses would continue south as Line 17 at Street Louise Hospital (see map). (Oct. 2015)
 

Line 17 (Gilroy Transit Center – Saint Louise Hospital)

Line 17 would be extended north to Saint Louise Hospital (see map), at which point the buses would continue south as Line 14.  Weekday buses would continue to serve the Social Services office on Tomkins Court.  Line 17 would operate seven days a week.  (Oct. 2015)

Line 18 (Gilroy Transit Center – Gavilan College)

On weekdays, service would be extended to 9:30 p.m.  Weekend service on Line 18 would be discontinued in order to provide better service on Lines 14 and 17.  (Oct. 2015)

Line 19 (Gilroy Transit Center – Wren & Mantelli)

On weekdays, the 6:11 a.m. southbound and 6:32 a.m. northbound trips would be discontinued. (Oct. 2015)

Line 22 (Palo Alto Transit Center – Eastridge Transit Center)

On Saturdays, an extra eastbound trip would be added between 10:00 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. and also between 11:36 p.m. and 12:37 a.m.  Extra westbound trips would also be added on Saturdays between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. and between 12:15 a.m. and 1:14 a.m.
 
On Sundays, an extra eastbound trip would be added between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. and also between 10:50 p.m. and 11:39 p.m. In the westbound direction on Sundays, a trip would be added between 10:28 p.m. and 11:31 p.m. (July 2015)

Line 23 (De Anza College – Alum Rock Transit Center)

On Saturdays, an extra eastbound trip would be added at approximately 6:30 a.m. from De Anza College, and an extra westbound trip would be added between 6:14 a.m. and 7:57 a.m.  On Sundays, an extra eastbound trip would be added at approximately 6:40 a.m. from De Anza College, and the 6:53 a.m. eastbound trip would be moved 20 minutes later.  In the westbound direction on Sundays, a trip would be added at approximately 5:35 a.m.  (July 2015)

Line 32 (San Antonio Transit Center – Santa Clara Transit Center)

This line would be re-routed off of Central Expressway onto Maude (see map). Line 32 would also be converted to a local route instead of a community bus line, using larger buses and charging regular fares. A new eastbound weekday trip would be added at approximately 7:30 p.m., and a new westbound trip would be added at approximately 6:25 p.m. (Jan. 2016)
Proposed Line 32 map for 2016-2017 Transit Service Plan

Line 35 (Mountain View - Stanford Shopping Center)

Saturday service would be improved to operate every 45 minutes from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The 10:03 p.m. southbound weekday trip would be discontinued and the 9:10 p.m. northbound weekday trip would terminate at the Palo Alto Transit Center. (July 2015)

Line 42 (Kaiser San Jose – Evergreen Valley College)

The 7:03 p.m. northbound weekday trip would be discontinued and the 6:18 p.m. northbound weekday trip would terminate at Monterey & Senter. The 6:35 a.m. southbound weekday trip would start at Silver Creek & Daniel Maloney.  (July 2015)

Line 46 (Great Mall Transit Center – Milpitas High School)

The 6:13 p.m. southbound weekday trip would be discontinued. (July 2015)

Line 47 (Great Mall Transit Center – McCarthy Ranch)

The 8:54 p.m. southbound weekday trip would be discontinued and the 8:27 p.m. northbound weekday trip would terminate at Calaveras and Hillview. (July 2015)

Line 48 (Los Gatos Civic Center – Winchester Transit Center)

On weekdays, peak hour service would operate every 45 minutes, and service would end at approximately 7 p.m. (July 2015)

Line 49 (Los Gatos Civic Center – Winchester Transit Center)

On weekdays, peak hour service would operate every 45 minutes.  The 5:52 p.m. northbound Sunday trip would be discontinued. (July 2015)

Line 51 (Moffett Field – De Anza College)

This line would be re-routed in Cupertino and merged with Line 81 to operate one continuous line – “Line 81” – from Moffett Field to San Jose State University (see Line 81 map).  It would provide new service on Homestead Road between Stelling and Wolfe. It would operate every 30 minutes on weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and hourly on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (July 2015)

Line 55 (De Anza College – Great America)

NEW express trips (Line 55X) would provide faster, more direct service from Lakewood Village and north Sunnyvale to Fremont High School.  These buses would operate on school days and travel on Fair Oaks Avenue instead of Maude Ave, Sunnyvale Ave and Old San Francisco Road.
 
On Saturdays, the 8:08 a.m. northbound trip would be split into two new trips leaving Stelling and Stevens Creek at approximately 7:40 a.m. & 8:40 a.m. (July 2015)

Line 57 (West Valley College – Great America)

The weekday peak hour frequency would be improved to every 15 minutes in conjunction with a routing change to Line 58. (Jan. 2016) Sunday service would be improved to operate every 30 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (July 2015)
 

Line 58 (West Valley College – Santa Clara Transit Center)

This line would be realigned to serve Lafayette Street and terminate at the Santa Clara Transit Center (see map for Lines 56 & 57 for related changes). Weekday service would operate from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with buses running every 30 minutes during peak hours and every 45 minutes during the midday.
 
New Saturday service would operate hourly from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Service would no longer be provided on Saratoga Avenue between Fruitvale and Quito Road. (Jan. 2016)

Line 60 (Winchester Transit Center – Great America)

Sunday service would be improved to operate every 30 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  (July 2015)

Line 61 (Good Samaritan Hospital – Sierra & Piedmont)

On weekdays, the 9:38 p.m. northbound and 9:16 p.m. southbound trips would be discontinued.  The 5:40 a.m. southbound trip would start at the Penitencia Creek Transit Center. (July 2015) Weekday service would be improved to operate a true 15 minute frequency. (April 2016)

Line 62 (Good Samaritan Hospital – Sierra & Piedmont)

Weekday service would be improved to operate a true 15 minute frequency.  (April 2016)

Line 66 (Kaiser San Jose – Milpitas)

The Saturday and Sunday schedules would be improved to operate every 20 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Oct. 2015)

Line 68 (Gilroy Transit Center – San Jose Diridon Transit Center)

The Saturday and Sunday schedules would be improved to operate every 20 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Oct. 2015)

Line 70 (Capitol LRT Station – Great Mall Transit Center)

On Saturdays, the 6:26 a.m. southbound trip would be split into two new trips leaving Great Mall at approximately 6:10 a.m. and 6:50 a.m. (July 2015)

Line 72 (Senter & Monterey – Downtown San Jose)

On weekdays, an extra northbound trip would be added between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. to improve the frequency.  Similarly, an extra southbound trip would be added between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.  On Sundays, a new 6:15 a.m. northbound trip would be added. (July 2015)

Line 81 (Moffett Field –  San Jose State University)

This line would be extended from Vallco to serve Wolfe Road, Homestead Road and Stelling Road and merged with Line 51 to provide one continuous line from Moffett Field to San Jose State University (see map). It would operate every 30 minutes on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and hourly on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (July 2015)

Proposed Lines 51 and 81 map for 2016-2017 Transit Service Plan
 

Line 82 (Westgate –  Downtown San Jose)

Sunday service would start one hour earlier at approximately 8 a.m. and end one hour later at approximately 6:30 p.m. (July 2016)
 

Line 89 (California Ave Caltrain – Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital)

New bi-directional midday service would be introduced on weekdays, operating every 40 to 45 minutes. (Oct. 2015)

Line 101 (Camden & Hwy 85 –  Palo Alto)

This line would be extended on a trial basis to provide service to the main Stanford Campus. (July 2015)

Line 102 (South San Jose  –  Palo Alto)

Selected trips would be extended on a trial basis to provide service to the main Stanford Campus. (July 2015)

A new, later northbound a.m. trip would be added, as well as an additional southbound p.m. trip. (Trip times and effective date to be determined) 

Line 103 (Eastridge – Palo Alto)

Selected trips would be extended on a trial basis to provide express service to the main Stanford Campus.  (July 2015)

A new, later northbound a.m. trip would be added, as well as an additional southbound p.m. trip. (Trip times and effective date to be determined) 

Line 120 (Fremont BART – Lockheed Martin)   

This line would continue to start at Fremont BART, but it would be rerouted to serve the Warm Springs BART Station instead of stopping at Mission Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway (see Fremont Express Bus map). A new southbound a.m. trip would be added between the first two trips, and an extra northbound p.m. trip would be added (Trip times to be determined).

Current service to the Shoreline area in Mountain View would be discontinued. These changes are proposed in conjunction with the BART extension to Warm Springs. Additional changes will be proposed as BART extends further south. (Jan. 2016)

Proposed Fremont Express buses map for 2016-2017 Transit Service Plan
Line 140 (Fremont BART – Mission College & Montague)   

This line would continue to start at Fremont BART, but it would be rerouted to serve the Warm Springs BART Station instead of stopping at Mission Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway. It would also stop at Great Mall (see Fremont Express Bus map). These changes are proposed in conjunction with the BART extension to Warm Springs.  Additional changes will be proposed as BART extends further south. (Jan. 2016)
 

Line 168 (Gilroy Transit Center – San Jose Diridon Transit Center)   

An additional northbound a.m. trip and southbound p.m. trip would be added.  (Trip times and effective date to be determined) 

Line 180 (Great Mall Transit Center – Warm Springs BART)   

Line 180 would operate from Warm Springs BART to Great Mall and no longer serve Fremont BART (see Fremont Express Bus map).  Line 180 would operate every 30 minutes during peak hours, and hourly during the midday and evening. The scheduled trips to and from Aborn & White would be discontinued.  These changes are proposed in conjunction with the BART extension to Warm Springs.  Additional changes will be proposed as BART extends further south. (Jan. 2016)
 

Line 181 (San Jose Diridon Transit Center – Fremont BART)   

On weekdays, midday service would be improved to operate every 15 minutes.  On Sundays, all trips would operate to downtown San Jose every 20 minutes, similar to Saturday service.  The routing would not change at this time, but additional changes will be proposed as BART extends further south.  (Jan. 2016)
 

Line 182 (Palo Alto – IBM Bailey)   

The routing would be modified to remain on Santa Teresa Boulevard instead of operating on Via Del Oro, San Ignacio and Bernal.  A stop would be maintained at Santa Teresa and Bernal.  (July 2015)
 

Line 323 (De Anza College – Downtown San Jose)

On weekdays, service would operate every 12 minutes.  Weekday and Saturday evening service would be improved to operate every 20 minutes. On Sundays, service will begin at 8 a.m., operating every 30 minutes until 9 a.m., and new Sunday evening service would operate every 30 minutes until 9 p.m.  (Jan. 2017)
 

Line 328 (Almaden Expressway & Via Valente – Lockheed Martin)   

An additional northbound morning trip and one southbound afternoon trip would be added between the existing trips.  (Oct. 2016)

Rapid 522 (Palo Alto Transit Center – Eastridge Transit Center)   

The Rapid 522 would be converted to “BRT 522” bus rapid transit service with new BRT articulated vehicles, upgraded stop amenities, improved headways and longer spans between stops.
 
On weekdays, service would operate every 10 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes in the early morning (5 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.) and late evenings (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.).
 
On Saturdays, service would be expanded to operate from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. with buses running every 15 minutes during the day, and every 20 minutes in the early morning (6 a.m. to 8 a.m.) and evening (7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.).
 
On Sundays, service would be expanded to operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. with buses running every 15 minutes during the day (9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.), and every 20 minutes in the early morning (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and evening (6:30 to 9 p.m.).  (Jan. 2016)

Proposed Light Rail Changes

Santa Teresa – Alum Rock 

On weekends, the 7:30 a.m. and 8:03 a.m. southbound trips would be extended to start at Baypointe instead of Civic Center.  (Jan. 2016)

Winchester – Mountain View

On weekdays, a 10:06 a.m. southbound trip would be added from Mountain View to Gish.  On weekends, the 7:10 a.m. southbound trip would be extended to start at Mountain View instead of Civic Center.  (Jan. 2016)

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