List of Santa Clara VTA bus routes

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The following is a list of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus routes. Route numbers are classified as follows:

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VTA embarked on a large network redesign \that was implemented on December 28, 2019. This eliminated the DASH shuttle, Almaden Light Rail shuttle, limited-branded bus service, community bus service, and many express routes but established a core frequent network and increased service on numerous local bus routes.

Regular bus service

Santa Clara VTA operates numerous bus lines that operate on most major thoroughfares throughout Santa Clara County. Several of these lines converge at key transfer points, including Downtown San Jose, several Caltrain stations between Palo Alto and Gilroy, and most light rail stations. Some lines also provide connecting services to other transit agencies, including AC Transit, Dumbarton Express, Monterey-Salinas Transit, and SamTrans.

Included in this listing are VTA's limited-stop Rapid services, as those levy the same cash fares as regular local buses.

Line NumberDirectionTerminalsDays of OperationSchedule InformationNotesMajor Destinations
20
East-WestMilpitas
Milpitas BART
Sunnyvale
Caltrain Station
Weekdays Line 20
  • New route from December 2019 network redesign
Downtown Sunnyvale, North Santa Clara, Mission College, Milpitas BART
21
East-WestPalo Alto
Caltrain Station
Santa Clara
Caltrain Station
Daily Line 21
  • New route from December 2019 network redesign
  • Replaced/combined routes 32, 34, and 35
Santa Clara Caltrain, Santa Clara University, Downtown Sunnyvale, Downtown Mountain View, San Antonio Caltrain, Palo Alto Caltrain
22
East-WestPalo Alto
Caltrain Station
San Jose
Eastridge Transit Center
Daily Line 22
  • Operates all times. Also part of the All-Nighter network.
  • Part of the Frequent Network
  • For a limited-stop version of this service, see Rapid 522 below.
Stanford University, Santa Clara Caltrain, Santa Clara University, Downtown San Jose, San Jose State University, Eastridge Mall
23
East-WestCupertino
De Anza College
San Jose
Alum Rock Transit Center
Daily Line 23
  • Part of the Frequent Network
  • For a limited-stop version of this service, see Rapid 523 below.
  • Formerly served Valley Fair Shopping Center before December redesign
De Anza College, Downtown San Jose, San Jose State University, Alum Rock Light Rail
25
East-WestCupertino
De Anza College
San Jose
Alum Rock Transit Center
Daily Line 25
  • Part of the Frequent Network
  • Service west of Valley Medical Center operates at half frequency
De Anza College, Valley Medical Center, Fruitdale Light Rail, Tamien Station, Alum Rock Light Rail
San Jose
Valley Medical Center
Some trips
26
East-WestSaratoga
West Valley College
San Jose
Eastridge Transit Center
Daily Line 26
  • Part of the frequent network
  • Old route 26 split into 26 and 56 in December 2019 network redesign
  • Only operates as far as Westgate Mall on weekends
West Valley College, Westgate Mall, Downtown Campbell/Light Rail, Pruneyard Shopping Center, Curtner Light Rail
27
East-WestCampbell
Winchester Transit Center
San Jose
Kaiser Hospital San Jose
Daily Line 27
  • Extended to Winchester Light Rail in December 2019 network redesign
Winchester Light Rail, Princeton Plaza, Oakridge Mall, Blossom Hill Light Rail, Cottle Light Rail, Kaiser San Jose
31
North-SouthSan Jose
Eastridge Transit Center
San Jose
Evergreen Valley College
Weekdays, Saturdays Line 31
  • No longer travels along Capitol <> King <> Rigoletto after the December 2019 network redesign
Eastridge Mall, Evergreen Valley College
37
East-WestSan Jose
Capitol Light Rail
Saratoga
West Valley College
Weekdays Line 37
  • Frequency increased in December 2019 network redesign
Capitol Light Rail, Winchester Light Rail, West Valley College
39
North-SouthSan Jose
Eastridge Transit Center
San Jose
The Villages
Daily Line 39
  • Frequency reduced in December 2019 network redesign
Eastridge Mall, Evergreen Valley College
40
East-WestMountain View
Caltrain Station
Los Altos Hills
Foothill College
Daily Line 40
  • Extended to Mountain View Transit Center from Shoreline in the December 2019 network redesign
Mountain View Caltrain, Shoreline Amphitheater, Foothill College
42
North-SouthSan Jose
Santa Teresa Light Rail
San Jose
Evergreen Valley College
Weekdays Line 42
  • Rerouted on Hellyer as part of the December 2019 network redesign
Evergreen Valley College, Santa Teresa Light Rail
44
North-SouthMilpitas
Milpitas BART
Milpitas
Milpitas BART
Daily Line 44
  • Forms two way loop around Milpitas BART with Route 47
Milpitas BART, Great Mall, Downtown Milpitas, Milpitas Kaiser
47
North-SouthMilpitas
Milpitas BART
Milpitas
Milpitas BART
Daily Line 47
  • Forms two way loop around Milpitas BART with Route 44
Milpitas BART, Great Mall, Downtown Milpitas, Milpitas Kaiser
51
North-SouthMountain View
Moffett Field
Saratoga
West Valley College
Weekdays Line 51
  • Created in the December 2019 network redesign, combination of old routes 53 and 81
  • Peak-hour service along Homestead Road in Cupertino
Moffett Field, Downtown Mountain View, De Anza College, West Valley College
52
North-SouthMountain View
Caltrain Station
Los Altos Hills
Foothill College
Weekdays Line 52 Mountain View Caltrain, Downtown Mountain View, Foothill College
53
North-SouthSunnyvale
Caltrain Station
Santa Clara
Caltrain Station
Weekdays Line 53
  • Southern terminus switched to Santa Clara Caltrain from West Valley College in December 2019 network redesign
Downtown Sunnyvale, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara Caltrain
55
North-SouthSanta Clara
Old Ironsides/Great America station
Cupertino
De Anza College
Most trips
Daily Line 55
  • Routing changes from December 2019 network redesign
  • Eliminated 55X express service that bypassed Downtown Sunnyvale
Old Ironsides Light Rail, Downtown Sunnyvale, Reamwood Light Rail, California's Great America, De Anza College
56
North-SouthMountain View
Lockheed Martin
San Jose
Tamien Station
Daily Line 56
  • New route combining routes 26 and 82 in December 2019 network redesign
Lockheed Martin Light Rail, Hamilton Light Rail, Tamien Light Rail
57
North-SouthSanta Clara
Old Ironsides/Great America station
Saratoga
West Valley College
Daily Line 57
  • Part of the frequent network.
Old Ironsides Light Rail, Mission College, Westgate Mall, West Valley College
59
North-SouthSan Jose
Baypointe Light Rail
Santa Clara
Westfield Valley Fair
Daily Line 59
  • New service replacing parts of old routes 23 and 60.
  • On weekends, service ends at Santa Clara Caltrain
Baypointe Light Rail, Old Ironsides Light Rail, Mission College, Santa Clara Caltrain, Santa Clara University, Westfield Valley Fair
60
North-SouthMilpitas
Milpitas BART
Campbell
Winchester Light Rail
Daily Line 60
  • Part of the frequent network.
  • Replaced Route 10 Airport Shuttle in December 2019 network redesign
  • Serves San Jose International Airport- boardings free at airport terminals
Milpitas BART, Metro/Airport Light Rail, San Jose International Airport, Santa Clara Caltrain, Santa Clara University, Downtown Campbell, Winchester Light Rail
61
North-SouthSan Jose
Berryessa BART
Some trips
Campbell
Good Samaritan Hospital
Daily Line 61
  • Part of the frequent network
  • Reduced service north of Berryessa BART
  • Bidirectional Loop around Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Route 62 integrated in December 2019 network redesign
Berryessa Light Rail, Berryessa BART, Civic Center
San Jose
Sierra & Piedmont
Some trips
64A
North-SouthSan Jose
McKee & White
San Jose
Ohlone/Chynoweth Light Rail
Daily Line 64a
  • Combines with 64B to form frequent route 64 north and east of Downtown San Jose
  • Replaces discontinued Almaden Shuttle Light Rail line
McKee Light Rail, San Jose State, Downtown San Jose, Almaden Valley, Willow Glen, Ohlone/Chynoweth Light Rail
64B
San Jose
Almaden Expressway & Camden
Line 64b
  • Combines with 64A to form frequent route 64 north and east of Downtown San Jose
McKee Light Rail, San Jose State, Downtown San Jose, South San Jose
66
North-SouthMilpitas
North Milpitas
San Jose
Kaiser Hospital San Jose
Daily Line 66
  • Part of the Frequent Network.
Milpitas BART, Great Mall, San Jose State University, Snell Light Rail, Kaiser San Jose
68
North-SouthSan Jose
Diridon Transit Center
Gilroy
Caltrain Station
Daily Line 68
  • Part of the Frequent Network
  • For a limited-stop version of this service, see Rapid 568 below.
Gilroy Caltrain, San Martin Caltrain, Morgan Hill Caltrain, Santa Teresa Light Rail, Cottle Light Rail, Capitol Caltrain, Downtown San Jose
70
North-SouthSan Jose
Berryessa BART
Some trips
San Jose
Eastridge Transit Center
Daily Line 70
  • Part of the frequent network
  • Reduced service north of Berryessa BART to Milpitas BART
Milpitas BART, Hostetter Light Rail, Berryessa BART, Eastridge Mall
Milpitas
Milpitas BART
Some trips
71
North-SouthMilpitas
Milpitas BART
San Jose
Capitol Light Rail
Daily Line 71
  • Extended to Capitol Light Rail station after December 2019 network redesign.
Milpitas BART, Eastridge Mall, Capitol Light Rail
72
North-SouthSan Jose
2nd St & Bassett St
San Jose
Monterey Hwy & Senter Rd
Daily Line 72
  • Part of the Frequent Network
  • Route 72 operates via McLaughlin
  • Route 73 operates via Senter
Downtown San Jose, San Jose State University, South San Jose
73
Line 73
77
North-SouthMilpitas
Milpitas BART
San Jose
Eastridge Transit Center
Daily Line 77
  • Part of the frequent network.
Milpitas BART, Berryessa BART, Eastridge Mall
83
North-SouthSan Jose
Ohlone/Chynoweth Light Rail
San Jose
Almaden & McKean
Weekdays Line 83
  • Renumbered from route 13 after December 2019 network redesign.
Ohlone/Chynoweth Light Rail, Almaden Valley
84
North-SouthGilroy
Caltrain Station
Gilroy
St. Louise Hospital
Daily Line 84
  • Replaced routes 14, 17, and 19 after December 2019 network redesign.
  • Operates via Gilroy Outlets
  • Forms two way loop with Route 85
Gilroy Caltrain, Gilroy Outlets
85
North-SouthGilroy
Caltrain Station
Gilroy
St. Louise Hospital
Daily Line 85
  • Replaced routes 14, 17, and 19 after December 2019 network redesign.
  • Operates via West Gilroy
  • Forms two way loop with Route 84
Gilroy Caltrain, West Gilroy
86
North-SouthGilroy
Caltrain Station
Gilroy
Gavilan College
Weekdays Line 86
  • Renumbered from route 18 after December 2019 network redesign.
Gilroy Caltrain, Gavilan College
87
East-WestMorgan Hill
Civic Center
Morgan Hill
Burnett Ave.
Weekday Peak Periods Line 87
  • Renumbered from route 16 after December 2019 network redesign.
Morgan Hill Caltrain, Morgan Hill Civic Center
89
North-SouthPalo Alto
California Avenue Caltrain Station
Palo Alto
V.A. Hospital
Weekdays Line 89 California Ave. Caltrain

Rapid bus service

Currently, the VTA operates one arterial rapid transit line, a precursor to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service, the Rapid 522 . This service operates along one of Santa Clara County's major commercial corridors, El Camino Real, between Palo Alto and East San Jose. It stops at 30 intersections and transit centers that provide timed and extensive connections to other bus and light rail services, a far fewer number of stops than line 22 that operates on the same corridor.

On January 6, 2014, VTA expanded the Rapid 522 hours on weekdays and Saturdays to end at approximately 10:30 pm while introducing a new Sunday schedule operating between 9 am and 6 pm. [1]

This service operates daily; for service outside of operating hours, use Line 22.

Similar to the BRT systems for which it is a precursor, Rapid Line 522 utilizes queue-jump lanes, traffic signal priority, and enhanced bus stop designs that provide riders with quicker service to and from major attractions in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and San Jose.

VTA started construction in March 2014 on the Santa Clara-Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit Project , which will upgrade the section of the Rapid 522 between Eastridge Transit Center and the SAP Center at San Jose to BRT service. The new BRT service will feature special hybrid vehicles with Wi-Fi on board, enhanced stations, dedicated lanes on Alum Rock, transit signal priority, electronic real-time information message signs, off-board payment and all-door boarding to speed up stops, and service every 10 minutes at peak times.

In the future, VTA has plans to upgrade the rest of the Rapid 522 route to BRT service with the El Camino Real Bus Rapid Transit Project .

VTA replaced line 168 with line 568 in October 2021 due to many passenger complaints that line 68 took too long to get between Gilroy and San Jose. Line 568 is a weekday service that has fewer stops than line 68 with quicker travel times between Gilroy and San Jose, but utilizes Monterey Road rather than using local freeways like most Express routes except for most of Morgan Hill. [2] [3]

Line NumberDirectionTerminalsDays of OperationSchedule InformationNotesMajor Destinations
Rapid 500
North-SouthSan Jose
Berryessa BART
San Jose
Diridon Station
Daily Line 500
  • Part of the Frequent Network.
  • Replaced the DASH downtown shuttle.
Diridon Station, Downtown San Jose, San Jose State University
Rapid 522
East-WestPalo Alto
Caltrain Station
San Jose
Eastridge Transit Center
Daily Line 522
  • Part of the Frequent Network.
  • For service to other stops not served by this line, as well as for stops along King Road, Tully Road, and Capitol Expressway, see local Lines 22 and 23 above.
Stanford University, Santa Clara Caltrain, Santa Clara University, Downtown San Jose, San Jose State University, Alum Rock Light Rail, Eastridge Mall
Rapid 523
East-WestMountain View
Lockheed Martin
San Jose
Berryessa BART
Daily Line 523
  • Part of the Frequent Network
  • Extended north from De Anza College to Lockheed Martin Transit Center in the December 2019 redesign.
  • For the local route, see Local line 23.
Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale Caltrain, Downtown Sunnyvale, De Anza College, Santana Row, Downtown San Jose, San Jose State University, Berryessa BART
Rapid 568
North-SouthSan Jose
Dirdon Station
Gilroy
Transit Center
Weekdays Line 568
  • Line 568 serves many Caltrain stops between Gilroy and San Jose Diridon (except Capitol and Tamien) and uses Monterey Road between Gilroy and East Dunne Ave in Morgan Hill, then between Cochrane Road and Downtown San Jose. The bus uses Butterfield Blvd between East Dunne and Cochrane to serve the Morgan Hill Caltrain station.
  • For the local route including stops along Main Ave, Hale Ave/Santa Teresa Blvd, downtown Morgan Hill, as well as along Cottle Road, Capitol Caltrain station, and both the Santa Teresa and Cottle light rail stations, see Local line 68.
Downtown Gilroy, San Martin, Downtown Morgan Hill, Downtown San Jose, San Jose State University, Diridon Station

Special bus services

Express routes

VTA's Express Bus routes operate along many of Santa Clara County's freeways, including Highway 85, Highway 237, Interstate 280 and U.S. Route 101. The buses used on these lines are suburban-style Gillig low-floor buses that have WiFi capability on board.

These services mainly operate during weekday peak periods only, operating in the typical commute direction.

Due to the large subsidy per rider to operate express bus routes, VTA eliminated most express bus routes in the December 28, 2019 network redesign, except for those serving the Stanford Industrial Park, which funded the cost of operating the service. Fares are higher than standard bus fares.

Line NumberDirectionTerminalsDays of OperationSchedule InformationNotes
Express 101
North-SouthSan Jose
Hwy 85 at Camden Ave Park-and-Ride
Palo Alto
Stanford Industrial Park (Page Mill Rd & Hansen Wy)
Weekdays Line 101
  • Operates via Winchester Boulevard, Hamilton Avenue, Stevens Creek Boulevard, I-280
  • Also serves Winchester Transit Center, Westgate Shopping Center, and Vallco Shopping Center
Express 102
North-SouthSan Jose
Santa Teresa station
Palo Alto
Stanford Industrial Park (Page Mill Rd & Hansen Wy)
Weekdays Line 102
  • Operates via Santa Teresa Boulevard, Snell Road, Highway 85, I-280
  • Also serves Snell station and Ohlone/Chynoweth stations, as well as select stops along Santa Teresa Boulevard.
Express 103
East-WestSan Jose
Eastridge Transit Center
Palo Alto
Stanford Industrial Park (Page Mill Rd & Hansen Wy)
Weekdays Line 103
  • Operates via:
    • To Stanford: Capitol Expressway, I-680, Southwest Expressway, Fruitdale Avenue, Meridian Avenue, I-280
    • To Eastridge: I-280, Parkmoor Avenue, Race Street, Fruitdale Avenue, Southwest Expressway, I-680, Capitol Expressway
  • Also serves Capitol Expwy & Story Rd and Fruitdale Ave & Southwest Expwy stops.
Express 104
East-WestSan Jose
Penitencia Creek station
Palo Alto
Stanford Industrial Park (Deer Creek Road at VMware)
Weekdays Line 104
  • Operates via Morrill Avenue, Main Street, Calaveras Street, Highway 237, US-101, Charleston Road, Alma Street
  • Also serves Great Mall/Main Transit Center, Downtown Milpitas, select stops in south Palo Alto, and Palo Alto V.A. Hospital.

School tripper routes

VTA operates a collection of routes timed specifically to serve students at local high schools. These services only operate around bell times when schools are in session.

Line NumberSchool ServedOther DestinationsSchedule InformationNotes
School 246
Milpitas
Milpitas High School
Central MilpitasN/A
  • Operates with route 247
School 247
Milpitas
Milpitas High School
Central MilpitasN/A
  • Operates with route 246
School 256
San Jose
Willow Glen High School
Central San Jose, Tamien StationN/A
School 270
San Jose
Independence High School
East San Jose, Hostetter Light Rail Line 270
School 287
Morgan Hill
Live Oak High School
Morgan Hill, San Martin Line 287
School 288
Palo Alto
Gunn High School
Central Palo Alto Line 288
  • Operates via Charleston Rd.
  • In conjunction with 288L and 288M
School 288LPalo Alto
Gunn High School
Central Palo Alto Line 288L
  • Operates via Meadow to Oregon Expressway
  • In conjunction with 288 and 288M
School 288MPalo Alto
Gunn High School
Central Palo Alto Line 288M
  • Operates via Meadow to Middlefield
  • In conjunction with 288 and 288L

ACE (Altamont Corridor Express) shuttles

The VTA, in conjunction with many private entities and high-tech companies, as well as in coordination with Altamont Corridor Express, operates free shuttles to and from various light rail stations and Great America Station to serve businesses in Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Milpitas, Santa Clara, and San Jose. Passengers can ride these shuttles for free as funding for these services are provided by grants from high-tech companies and business associations based in Santa Clara County, as well as from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. These mainly operate weekdays only (except holidays).

All shuttles listed below originate from Great America Station and are operated in coordination with ACE train arrival times in the morning peak and departure times in the afternoon peak.

For a map of these services, click here

Line ColorDirectionOrigin/DestinationCompanies servedNotesSchedule Information
ACE Gray

South Sunnyvale
North-SouthSunnyvale
Kifer Rd & Uranium Dr
  • Known internally as Line 822.
  • First PM peak trip bypasses Evelyn & Wolfe stop.
Gray Line
ACE Green

North Santa Clara
East-WestSanta Clara
America Center Drive
  • Known internally as Line 823.
Green Line
ACE Orange

Mountain View/Palo Alto
East-WestPalo Alto
E Meadow Dr & Meadow Cir
  • Known internally as Line 824.
  • Operates via Highway 237, US-101, Shoreline Boulevard, and Charleston Avenue.
Orange Line
ACE Purple

West Milpitas
East-WestMilpitas
McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center
  • Known internally as Line 825.
  • Operates via Tasman Drive, Alder Drive, McCarthy Drive, and Ranch Drive.
Purple Line
ACE Red

North Sunnyvale
East-WestSunnyvale
Lockheed Martin Transit Center
  • Known internally as Line 826.
  • A portion of this line operates through restricted areas inside Moffett Federal Airfield between Mathilda Ave & Java Dr and Lockheed Martin Transit Center. A Lockheed Martin Commuter Badge requested in advance is required to access the restricted areas.
Red Line
ACE Yellow

South Santa Clara
North-SouthSanta Clara
Scott Avenue at Intel
  • Known internally as Line 827.
  • Operates in a one-way loop to and from Scott Ave & San Tomas Expwy via Walsh Ave, Kifer Rd, and Great America Pkwy.
Yellow Line
ACE Brown

North San Jose/Light Rail
North-SouthSan Jose
N First St & Montague Expwy
  • Known internally as Line 828.
  • Operates in a one-way loop to and from N First St & River Oaks Pkwy via Seely Ave and Montague Expwy
  • Also serves multiple light rail stations along Tasman Dr and N First St
Brown Line
ACE Violet

West Milpitas
North-SouthMilpitas
Lundy Ave & Commerce Dr
  • Known internally as Line 831.
  • Operates to multiple small- and medium-scale technology companies in Milpitas
Violet Line

SCVMC Shuttle

Line NumberDirectionTerminalsDays of OperationSchedule InformationNotes
SCVMC
North-SouthSan Jose
Diridon Station
San Jose
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC)
Weekdays Line SCVMC

Regional services

The VTA collaborates with other regional agencies that operate into and out of Santa Clara County with inter-agency transfers and commuter benefits. However, these lines do not use VTA's own buses nor levy VTA's bus fares; instead, these are operated by a consortium of operators, in which the agency is a participant, and the consortium sets the fares for such services.

Line NameDirectionTerminalsDays of OperationCommunities ServedNotesSchedule Information
Santa Clara County TerminalRegional Terminal
Highway 17 Express North-SouthSan Jose
San Jose State University
Weekdays
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Metro Center
Daily
DailySan Jose, Scotts Valley, Soquel, Santa Cruz
  • Known internally as Line 970.
  • Route operated in a joint effort between the VTA, Caltrans, Amtrak, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, and Santa Cruz Metro, with Santa Cruz Metro operating the buses.
  • Select weekday peak period trips operate between Soquel Park-and-Ride and San Jose, operating via Cavallero Transit Center and bypass Santa Cruz.
  • Most weekday and select weekend and holiday trips to and from Santa Cruz operate via Scotts Valley Road to serve Cavallero Transit Center; other trips, especially during peak periods, mid-afternoons, and evenings, operate express between San Jose and Santa Cruz.
  • Several trips provide timed connections to and from Caltrain and Amtrak trains at San Jose Diridon Station.
  • Weekday service to San Jose State University ends at San Fernando & 5th Street. Service from San Jose State University begins at San Fernando & 7th Street. Weekday services also serve Downtown San Jose and a handful of light rail stations.
Highway 17 Express
San Jose
Diridon Transit Center
Weekends and Holidays
Soquel
Paul Sweet Drive Park-and-Ride
Weekday peak periods only
Dumbarton Express
Line DB
East-WestPalo Alto
Stanford University Oval
Union City
BART Station
WeekdaysPalo Alto, Menlo Park, Newark, Union City
  • Known internally as Line 971.
  • Route operated in a joint effort between the VTA, AC Transit, BART, SamTrans, and Union City Transit. The service is administered by AC Transit; however, this service is contracted out to MV Transportation, and the agency also operates the buses used on this line.
  • Also serves Palo Alto Caltrain Station, Menlo Park V.A. Hospital, and Ardenwood Park-and-Ride in Newark via Palm Avenue, Lytton Avenue, Middlefield Road, Willow Road, Dumbarton Bridge, and Decoto Road.
Line DB
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Line 55
North-SouthSan Jose
Diridon Transit Center
Monterey
Transit Plaza
Tyler St & Pearl St
Daily Monterey, Sand City, Prunedale, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose
  • Known internally as Line 972.
  • Route operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit. MST honors through-tickets on this line for passengers connecting to and from Amtrak services in San Jose.
  • Also serves Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey), Sand City Station, Prunedale Park-and-Ride, Gilroy Caltrain, Morgan Hill Caltrain, San Jose State University, and Downtown San Jose via Highway 1, Highway 156, and US-101.
MST Line 55
Dumbarton Express
Line DB1
East-WestPalo Alto
Deer Creek Road
Stanford Research Park
Union City
BART Station
WeekdaysPalo Alto, Newark, Union City
  • Known internally as Line 974.
  • Route operated in a joint effort between the VTA, AC Transit, BART, SamTrans, and Union City Transit. This service is administered by AC Transit; however, this service is contracted out to MV Transportation, and the agency also operates the buses used on this line.
  • Also serves Palo Alto V.A. Hospital and Ardenwood Park-and-Ride in Newark via Oregon Expressway, Page Mill Road, Deer Creek Road, Hillview Avenue, Miranda Avenue, and Hanover Street.
Line DB1

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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail Light rail system in San Jose, California

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The Highway 17 Express is an Amtrak Thruway route provided by a consortium of entities that provides regional service between San Jose and Santa Cruz County in the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. The service is so called because it travels on California State Route 17. It is operated by the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District.

Eastridge Transit Center

The Eastridge Transit Center is a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus terminal located at the Eastridge Mall in the Evergreen District of San Jose, California. The station is located alongside Capitol Expressway near Tully Road.

Milpitas station Transit center served by BART trains, VTA light rail and buses

Milpitas station, also known as Milpitas Transit Center, is an intermodal transit station located near the intersection of East Capitol Avenue and Montague Expressway in Milpitas, California. The station is served by the Berryessa/North San José–Richmond and Berryessa/North San José–Daly City Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) lines, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail Orange Line, VTA buses, and AC Transit buses.

Bus rapid transit creep Systems that fail to meet requirements of "true BRT"

Bus rapid transit creep is a phenomenon commonly defined as a bus rapid transit (BRT) system that fails to meet the requirements to be considered "true BRT". These systems are often marketed as a fully realized bus rapid transit system, but end up being described as more of an improvement to regular bus service by proponents of the "BRT creep" term. Notably, the ITDP published several guidelines in an attempt to define what constitutes the term of "true BRT", known as the BRT Standard, in an attempt to avert this phenomenon.

Orange Line (VTA)

The Orange Line is a light rail line in Santa Clara County, California, and part of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail system. It serves 26 stations in the cities of Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose, and Milpitas, traveling between Downtown Mountain View and Alum Rock stations, stopping at Ames Research Center, Great America, and Levi's Stadium along the way. The line connects to Caltrain at Mountain View and to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system at Milpitas station. The line runs for 20 hours per day on weekdays, with headways of 15 minutes for most of the day. On weekends, the train runs at 20-minute headways for most of the day. After around 8 pm on weekdays and weekends trains run at 30-minute headways.

San Jose Railroads Former streetcar system in California

The San Jose Railroads was a street railway operator in San Jose, from 1912 until April 10th, 1938

References

  1. Perez, Lucas (January 2, 2014). "VTA Service Changes Take Effect Jan. 6" . Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  2. New Rapid Bus Line Unveiled Gilroy Dispatch.
  3. VTA Expans Transit Access to South Santa Clara County San Jose Spotlight.