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Do's and Don'ts

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Do's and Don'ts

  • Purchase your fare before boarding light rail. Please have payment or fare ready when boarding buses.
  • Never interfere with the safe operation of a light rail vehicle or bus. Interfering with the operator or the boarding/deboarding of passengers in any way is prohibited.
  • Never ride bicycles, skateboards or rollerblades on VTA property.
  • It is unlawful to violate any sign or posted prohibition while on VTA property.
  • All passengers must deboard at final stops.
  • Please fold strollers prior to boarding.
  • Never extend your body from or ride on the outside of a light rail vehicle or bus.
  • Never throw an object from a light rail vehicle or bus.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Holding of meetings or ceremonies is prohibited

Failure to comply with any of the rules mentioned above while on VTA property is in violation of one or more of the following: California Penal Code 594, 640, or Public Utility Code (PUC) 99170. Violation of PUC 99170 is punishable up to the maximum amount allowed by law.


It is unlawful for any person to possess any of the following items on a bus, train or transit facility:
1. Any firearm.
2. Any imitation firearm as defined in California Penal Code (CPC) Section 417.4.
3. Any instrument that expels a metallic projectile, such as a BB or pellet, through the force of air pressure, CO2 pressure, or spring action, or any spot marker gun or paint gun.
4. Any metal military practice, metal or plastic replica hand grenade.
5. Any unauthorized tear gas weapon.
6. Any undetectable knife, as described in CPC Section 17290.

Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum penalty allowed by law pursuant to CPC 171.7(b).
 

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Last update: 10/17/2017

South 11th at Williams Temporary Bus Stop Closure: Concrete repairs will close this stop for approximately two weeks.

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Discontinued Sharks Train: Effective September 19, 2017, VTA will only operate regular light rail service to and from all Sharks games.