From playoff hockey to baseball to a crafts fair – this weekend has some awesome things to do in the South Bay and San Francisco. This post will show you public transit options to and from these events to help you beat traffic gridlock and parking hassles.
Due to San Francisco Giants baseball and Maker Faire in San Mateo, expect standing-room only (SRO) conditions on Caltrain this weekend. This will especially be the case on Saturday, with San Jose Sharks playoff hockey in San Jose around 4pm.
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Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Transit agencies such as Caltrain, VTA and SamTrans will run on a regular weekday schedule. However, the Altamont Corridor Express will run on a modified schedule. This modified schedule has three southbound trains for the morning hour and three northbound trains in the evening rush hour.
To celebrate and honor Dr. King, Jr., several events from San Jose to San Francisco will take place.
San Mateo will have a Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at its Caltrain station starting at 8:30am. It will end at around 10:30am when the special Caltrain “Celebration Train” is due to arrive to pick up passengers going to the celebration parade in San Francisco. That parade in San Francisco starts at the Caltrain Station at 4th/King at around 11am, when the “Celebration Train” arrives. The parade ends at the Yerba Buena Center a few blocks away, where the rest of the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration activities will take place.
I leave you with the full (as possible) audio Dr. King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech from 1963…
In some ways, the Dream must still be realized. We can still realize Dr. King, Jr.’s dream – and more – when we work together.
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users
This is your Silicon Valley transit update for the weekend of September 16, 2011. This guide will cover Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus, light rail, and Caltrain service to the following events this weekend:
- California Home & Garden Show in San Mateo
- Football games for the San Jose State Spartans, Cal Bears and San Francisco 49ers
- San Jose Sharks training sessions at Sharks Ice @ San Jose
- American Indian Powwow & Market in San Jose
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