Category: Transit Alerts

Collision With Fatalities On Mtn. View-Winchester Light Rail Line

On Sunday afternoon, a car vs. VTA light rail collision on Lincoln and Auzrerais in San Jose occurred. Two people in the car that was struck were killed in Sunday afternoon’s collision. VTA ran shuttle buses between Convention Center and Fruitdale stations in both directions after the collision on Sunday.

Repair crews were able to fix the tracks and overhead wiring last night.  As of 6am Monday morning, VTA light rail service has been restored thru the accident area.  Until further notice, light rail trains are moving at 5 mph thru the area of the collision.

Do you ride the Mountain View-Winchester light rail line between Campbell and downtown San Jose? Plan on adding at least 15 minutes’ more travel time.

Our condolences go out to both people who perished in the collision.  In addition, our condolences go out to the VTA light rail operator and affected passengers, as well as outside witnesses of the collision.

More information will be posted as confirmed information warrants.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Going Fourth Today and Tonight

On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to wish everyone here a Happy Independence Day.

A reminder: ALL transit agencies serving Silicon Valley are running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule today.  This includes Caltrain, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), SamTrans, Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) trains, and the Dumbarton Express bus service.  Normal weekday service and schedules will return tomorrow.

Here’s a quick guide to public transit options for some Independence Day events throughout the Bay Area today.  Much of this will help you avoid drunk driving, parking hassles, and traffic gridlock to and from the festivities.

A “Thank You” To Our Fallen

On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to thank our fallen service members who gave their lives to protect our Republic and our freedoms.

As a reminder, Silicon Valley public transit services like Caltrain, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and BART are running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule today.  Normal transit service will return on Tuesday.  If you are travelling by bus or rail today, please plan accordingly.

Have a nice and safe day.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

P.S. Notes from our group meeting last month w/ San Jose Mayor (and VTA Board Chair) Sam Liccardo will be posted this week.

Shaking Off and Knocking Out Traffic This Weekend

Taylor Swift concert from 2015 @ Levi’s Stadium. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J8VrwICyLA

Lots of events are happening this Mother’s Day weekend in Silicon Valley.  From a big concert at Levi’s Stadium, to a major mixed martial arts fight card, to two street festivals, to San Jose Giants baseball.  This guide will give you the public transit options you need to help you beat the expected parking and traffic gridlock hassles.

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

To help you travel to and from your New Year’s Eve party, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), Caltrain, SamTrans, and San Francisco’s MUNI will have FREE service from 8pm Sunday until 5am Monday.  Until 3am Monday morning, BART will run trains every 20 minutes, especially in support of fireworks show on the San Francisco waterfront at midnight.

All Bay Area transit agencies will run a Sunday/Holiday schedule on New Year’s Day (January 1).

On New Year’s Day, there will be numerous fare and service changes on a couple of Bay Area transit agencies.  Read on for more details.