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July 5, 2011 > Modified light rail schedules improve passenger service

Modified light rail schedules improve passenger service

VTA service changes begin July 11

Submitted By Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Starting July 11, 2011, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will implement quarterly service changes to further improve system on-time performance, reliability and passenger connectivity to Caltrain and other public transit systems. There will be major modifications to all light rail schedules and many bus schedules; customers are encouraged to plan ahead for the changes.

The July service changes will adjust run times on the Mountain View to Winchester light rail line and shorter transfer times at the key transfer point in north San Jose, the Tasman Light Rail Station. Also, the three afternoon Commuter Express trains that operate from Baypointe Light Rail Station to south San Jose will leave approximately 10 minutes later than before.

Changes to bus operations include the addition of Saturday service on Line 37, between the Capitol Light Rail Station and the Winchester Transit Center. New trips will be added on Express Route 102 that runs from South San Jose to Palo Alto, and Express Route 181 that services the Fremont BART Station.

Earlier this year, the proposed Transit Service Plan was discussed in six community meetings held throughout the county. The plan was developed using customer feedback and in line with the VTA Board of Directors' adopted policies that guide the development and implementation of new transit services, as well as the refinement of existing services.

All service change information can be found on the VTA website at www.vta.org/nbs/index.html or by calling VTA's Customer Service Center.

The VTA Trip Planner powered by Google will also have the latest schedule information when the service change takes place on Monday, July 11, 2011.

For more information on service changes or for a customized journey plan, contact VTA Customer Service at (408) 321-2300; for the hearing impaired only call (408) 321-2330. Sign-up to receive VTA email updates at www.vta.org. Find VTA on Facebook at "SCVTA," Twitter at "SantaclaraVTA" and YouTube at www.youtube.com/scvta.

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