Eugene B

Cleanup Time

Read on about how the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is ensuing its personnel, buses, and light rail vehicles are kept clean and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transit, COVID-19, and YOU

You’ve heard of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by now.  The pandemic has had an adverse effect on the ridership, revenue, and service for VTA, Caltrain, and many other transit agencies.

In fact, VTA has suspended service on its entire light rail system until further notice.  This is due to a light rail operator trainee testing positive for COVID-19.  Follow this guide for alternate VTA bus service at or near some light rail stations.

Want the latest transit information, news, and even financial tips for workers affected by “shelter in place” from COVID-19? We have a page for that.

Reeling In the “Rail Big Fish”

This post is in response to an article in Metro Silicon Valley on allegations of cronyism on a project VTA is doing design work on.  That project involves the renovation and modern redesign of San Jose Diridon train station, served by VTA buses, light rail, Amtrak, Caltrain, intercity bus services.  The station will serve as a stop for California High-Speed Rail in the future..  VTA just gave its response to the article, denying the allegations.

Note that the post is NOT an indication of any group position on the matter.  This is simply my take on the latest local transit news.