Accessible Services: Have a Daycation on us!
Ready for a “Daycation”?
Our local seniors told us they would get out and get adventurous if they knew how to navigate the public transit system. No problem! Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority offers their latest excursions called “Daycations.” A VTA speaker hosts morning trainings immediately followed by a free guided bus and/or light rail ride to entertainment or shopping venues of their choice in Santa Clara County.
Travel groups must be a minimum of five and a maximum of ten participants and able to fit on one regular service bus.
Trip request must be received at least three weeks in advance and scheduled between Tuesday and Friday during normal business hours.
All participants must be capable of traveling to/from bus stops, board bus/light rail, and use the farebox without assistance.
What skills will be learned?
Passenger rules & rider safety
Requesting bus information
Reading bus schedules
Boarding and exiting
Transferring from one bus to another
Using the wheelchair lift and securement system
Understanding and using fare options
Sign up for a RTC Card!
Participants also have the opportunity to apply for a Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Card which gives seniors (65 and up) and persons with disabilities a special discounted rate. An optional monthly pass can be “loaded” onto the RTC Card which allows unlimited rides on VTA buses and light rail for one month!
Gain Independence & Confidence
Travel training can lead to greater independence and enable individuals to travel where they want, when they want. As an independent traveler, you will be able to rely less on family and friends for transportation and have the freedom to plan your trips according to your own schedule.
Easy and accessible
Low cost, saves money
Greater independence and same day travel
Saves gas and other resources
Good for the environment
Reduces traffic congestion
Access, Opportunity, Freedom and Choice!
Available through the use of public transportation!
All Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses, light rail trains and transit facilities are accessible. Ramps and lifts allow easy access to get on and off the buses and light rail trains. There are more then 3,700 VTA bus stops, 62 light rail stations and 15 transit centers at shopping malls, colleges, and train stations to help you get to exciting places all over the county and the region.
The CHOICE is yours! Let VTA help take you where you want to go!
To request a “Daycation” for your group, please call:
VTA Customer Service
TTY (408) 321-2330
Staff is available to answer your calls:
Weekdays: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Automated telephone information in English and Spanish 24 hours daily.