School Trippers

New School Service Started Dec 28

On December 28, VTA introduced the following new school service routes: 246, 247, 256, 270, 287, 288, 288L and 288M.

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New 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 288 - Replaced Route 88

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 Day Only Southbound

Bus Route

Middlefield & Colorado

Gunn High School

288

7:39 AM

8:07 AM

School Day Only Northbound

288 will depart Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital 12 minutes after Gunn High School dismissal time. The 4:10 pm trip will operate on regular school days.

Dismissal Time

Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital

Middlefield & Colorado

2:35 PM

2:47 PM

3:09 PM

2:55 PM

3:07 PM

3:29 PM

3:35 PM

3:47 PM

4:11 PM

3:40 PM

3:52 PM

4:16 PM

Regular School Days 4:10 PM 4:34 PM

School 288L - Replaced Route 88L

School 288L 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

Louis & Fielding

Gunn High School

288L

7:38 AM

8:04 AM

School Day Only Northbound

The Northbound 288L will depart Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital 10 minutes after Gunn High School dismissal time. 

Dismissal Time

Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital

Louis & Fielding

2:35 PM

2:45 PM

3:09 PM

2:55 PM

3:05 PM

3:32 PM

3:35 PM

3:45 PM

4:12 PM

3:40 PM

3:50 PM

4:17 PM

School 288M - Replaced Route 88M

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 - NEW

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 - NEW

School 256 only operates 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

7:35 AM

7:00 AM

7:09 AM

7:20 AM
9:00 or 9:11 AM 8:30 AM 8:39 AM 8:50 AM
School Day Only Northbound

For adjusted dismissals, bus will depart 8-10 minutes after dismissal time.

Dismissal Time

Willow Glen Ed Park - Dry Creek/Cottle

1st & Keyes

2:30 PM

2:38 PM

2:58 PM

2:43 PM

2:51 PM

3:11 PM

3:00 PM

3:12 PM

3:32 PM