As part of VTA's continuing commitment to providing safe, clean and reliable service for our customers and employees, VTA has increased the frequency of seven bus routes, reimplemented rear-door boarding and suspended collecting fares systemwide as of Feb. 8. VTA will closely monitor how rear-door boarding impacts the positive rate of infection of VTA employees while also monitoring compliance with existing safety polices and rules.
The frequency improvements are now in effect for bus lines 23, 25, 64, 66, 68, 71, 77 to help relieve the impact of passenger pass-ups due to limited capacity necessitated by the requirements to social distance. While these are the primary changes, nearly all routes in the system will have schedule adjustments for connections and timing purposes. This table shows a detailed description of all the changes.
We continue to encourage riders to help us alleviate the limited capacity on buses by keeping travel to essential trips only. Customers can sign up to receive service alerts and get real-time crowding information via the Transit app. Please remember to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.