School Service Suspended Until In-Person Classes Resume

In light of the closure of all public schools in the county due to COVID-19, all school trip services are suspended until schools resume in-person instruction.

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School Service Routes

Many of VTA’s special school tripper services have dedicated routes since December 28, operating on weekdays around bell times when school is in session. These new routes replace school service that was previously included in routes 16, 46, 47, 70 and 88.

School 287

Effective April 12th, VTA will operate Route 287 service departing Live Oak HS at 110pm and 310pm when school is in-session. Service will not operate on Wednesdays.

School 288

School 288 only operates on days when Gunn High School is in session during the regular school year. It does not operate during summer school. View a map of the route.

School 288L

Effective Monday April 5th, VTA will be suspending Route 288L bus service due to low ridership. Bus service will resume when in-person instruction begins in August 2021.

288L School Day Only Northbound

The Northbound 288L will depart Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital 10 minutes after Gunn High School dismissal time Tuesday through Friday. 
*Effective Monday April 5th, VTA will be suspending Route 288L bus service due to low ridership. Bus service will resume when in-person instruction begins in August 2021.

Dismissal Time

Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital

Louis & Fielding

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School 288M 

School 288M only operates on days when Gunn High School is in session during the regular school year. It does not operate during summer school. View a map of the route.

School Day Only Southbound

Bus Route

Middlefield & Webster

Gunn High School

288M

7:43 AM

8:04 AM

School Day Only Northbound

The Northbound 288M will depart Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital 8 minutes after Gunn High School dismissal time. 

Dismissal Time

Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital

Middlefield & Colorado

2:35 PM

2:43 PM

3:05 PM

2:55 PM

3:03 PM

3:28 PM

3:35 PM

3:43 PM

4:08 PM

3:40 PM

3:48 PM

4:13 PM

School 246 & 247 

School 246 and 247 only operate on school days when Milpitas High School is in session during the regular school year. View a map of the routes.

School Day Only Northbound

Route

Yellowstone/Butano

Park Victoria/Landess

Park Victoria/Calaveras Milpitas HS 
School 246

 

7:06 AM

 

7:15 AM 7:27 AM

School 247

 

7:18 AM

7:25 AM 7:36 AM

School 246

7:20 AM

 

7:30 AM 7:43 AM
School Day Southbound - 2 PM Dismissal

Route

Milpitas HS

Park Victoria/Landess

Yellowstone/Butano 
School 246

 

2:08 PM

 

2:28 PM

School 247

2:10 PM

2:31 PM

 

School 246

2:15 PM

 

2:35 PM
School 246 2:45 PM   3:05 PM
School Day Southbound - 2:56 PM Dismissal

Route

Milpitas HS

Park Victoria/Landess

Yellowstone/Butano 
School 246

 

3:04 PM

 

3:24 PM

School 247

3:08 PM

3:29 PM

 

School 246

3:15 PM

 

3:35 PM
School 247 3:15 PM 3:36 PM  
School 246 3:45 PM   4:05 PM

School 256

School 256 will resume service on April 21, 2021 and operate on days when Willow Glen High School is in session during the regular school year. Route 256 is subject to adjustment or cancellation based on school calendars.

School Day Only Southbound

Route 256 is subject to adjustment or cancellation based on school calendars. 

Class Start Time 1st & Keyes Tamien Station Willow Glen Ed Park - Cottle/Malone
7:45 AM 7:00 AM 7:18 AM 7:29 AM
8:00 AM

7:35 AM

7:43 AM 7:54 AM
9:00 AM 8:30 AM 8:38 AM 8:49 AM
9:10 AM 8:35 AM 8:43 AM 8:54 AM
School Day Only Northbound

Dismissal Time

Willow Glen Ed Park - Dry Creek/Cottle

1st & Keyes

2:10 & 2:15 PM

2:25 PM

2:45 PM

2:30 PM

2:40 PM

3:00 PM