Light Rail Shuttle Buses Return

Shuttle buses running in place of the light rail system have returned. Thanks to people like YOU, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has restored shuttle buses to run in place of the light rail system. VTA light rail service remains suspended indefinitely following the tragedy of May 26.

The light rail shuttle buses are running between downtown San Jose (Paseo de San Antonio) and the Milpitas BART station in both directions. The light rail shuttle buses will stop only at VTA light rail stations along North 1st St. and Tasman Drive. On weekdays, the shuttle buses will run every 30 minutes from 5:30am-8:30pm. On weekends, the shuttle buses will run every hour (60 minutes) from 7am-7pm. Read the light rail shuttle bus schedule here.

The shuttle buses are FREE to ride. Shuttle bus service will continue to run until light rail service is fully restored.

Want more information? Call VTA Customer Service at (408)321-2300 or email VTA Customer Service to obtain information on current bus and rail options.

More updates will be posted as news warrants.

Eugene Bradley
Founder & CEO, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Help Return Light Rail Shuttle Buses ASAP

As of July 5, it has been 40 days since the tragic shootings of May 26 at Guadalupe Rail Yard in San Jose.  It’s been that long since VTA light rail service last ran. 

Over the Memorial Day weekend, VTA ran shuttle buses along the light rail line – sometimes with buses and drivers from other agencies. The Twitter photo above documents this.

Due to “limited staffing,” VTA stopped these shuttle buses after June 1.  Today, it’s now been 35 days since shuttle bus service ran along the light rail line after service was suspended from the shootings of May 26.  This second tragedy stemming from the May 26 shootings has caused over 4,000 current light rail riders to find other means to get to work or medical appointments.

Below: how YOU can help have VTA restore shuttle buses to run in place of light rail, until that system is fully ready again.

Light Rail Service Still Suspended

Light rail service in Santa Clara County is still down. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) continues to suspend all light rail service after the shootings at Guadalupe Yard May 26. VTA briefly ran shuttle buses in the place of light rail from May 27 until June 1, stopping that shuttle bus service afterward. There is currently no ETA for when light rail service will be restored.

Shortly, we’ll have tips for you to urge VTA to provide a proper timeline to when light rail service will be restored. Meanwhile, here are some tips for you to use bus (and Caltrain) service that parallels light rail.