Category: Transit Alerts

Full Blue Line LRT Service Restored

At 7:14pm, Customer Service at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) reported that overheard wire work between Tamien and Children’s Discovery Museum stations has completed.

At this time, VTA light rail is serving Tamien, Virginia, and Children’s Discovery Museum stations in both directions. The shuttle buses serving all but Virginia station have stopped running.

Our group will have much to do this week. More information will be posted later tonight showing how YOU can help make public transit better in Silicon Valley.

Eugene Bradley
Founder & CEO, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Image by J Lloa from Pixabay

On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving today.

Quick reminder: ALL Silicon Valley transit agencies (VTA, Caltrain, BART, SamTrans, et al.) are running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule today.

Read on for a more detailed look at how these transit agencies will run today and tomorrow.

Weekend Update – 10/23/2021

Let’s get together Saturday at noon to help the drivers who have helped us in the pandemic. There will be a rally at San Jose City Hall at noon to demand “hazard pay” for bus drivers and light rail operators who kept us moving during the pandemic.

Several Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus lines stop at San Jose City Hall for the rally. Also, San Jose City Hall is only two blocks from and a 5 minute walk from the Santa Clara (Street) light rail station. VTA buses like the 22, 522 Rapid, 523 Rapid, 64A, 64B, 72, and 73 stop in front of San Jose City Hall for today’s rally.

Not sure how to ride and pay for your VTA bus or light rail ride? Our guide shows you how. Also, given heavy rain expected on Sunday, here are tips on how to ride buses or trains during the inclement weather.

Note that this guide is being provided as a public service, and is not affiliated with any public transit agency mentioned here. This is one of several events this weekend that you can take Silicon Valley’s public transit system to and from. More information on these events follow.

Weekend Transit Update – 9/18/2021


Nearly four (4) months after the horrific shootings of May 26, full light rail service returns to Silicon Valley. Earlier Saturday morning, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) restored light rail service on the Winchester line, between San Jose and Campbell.

According to VTA, FREE fares on the entire light rail system will continue until September 30.

Also, on Sunday in downtown San Jose…

VTA informs us that popular buses like the 22, 64A, 64B, and 522 Rapid will not serve downtown San Jose on Sunday to accommodate Viva Calle San Jose. Check VTA’s Service Alerts page for more details on how bus and light rail service in downtown San Jose will be affected by Viva Calle San Jose.

Learn more about what Viva Calle San Jose is here.

Have a nice weekend, everyone.

Eugene Bradley
Founder & CEO, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Weekend Transit Update – 9/11/2021

First, let’s pay homage to those who perished during and after the horrific events of September 11, 2001. Let’s make sure we never forget this date, nor those who perished.

This Sunday, light rail service returns to South San Jose. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will restore light rail service on the Blue Line between Santa Teresa, downtown San Jose, and Baypointe stations on Sunday morning. This will occur more than three months after that portion of light rail was shut down since the shootings of May 26 at Guadalupe Rail Yard.

Our group has also learned that VTA will extend FREE fares on light rail only, until September 30.

Light rail riders of the Green line between Campbell and downtown San Jose still have no current date for the return of light rail service. In the mean time, read our alternate bus guide to the light rail shutdown and learn how bus lines like the 60, 61, and 523 Rapid serve as an alternate to light rail service in that area.

Read on for more to do via public transit in Silicon Valley this weekend.