On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I want to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day this weekend.
On Monday, all transit agencies serving Santa Clara County will run on a Sunday/Holiday schedule. This includes Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses/light rail, Caltrain, SamTrans, and BART. Normal weekday service for all transit agencies will resume on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, this long weekend, VTA buses and light rail will help you beat traffic and parking woes to the following events:
Remember efforts last year on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) governance reform via AB 1091? VTA reform is back in play again in the State Legislature, thanks to California State Assembly Member Marc Berman.
Assembly Member Berman will have a town hall to discuss this new effort at VTA Governance Reform. That town hall takes place on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. Speakers at the Town Hall will include:
Current VTA Board Chair and San Jose Vice Mayor Charles “Chappie” Jones
Former VTA Board member and current Santa Clara City Council member Teresa O’Neill
Amalgamated Transportation Union (ATU) Local 265 President & Business Agent John Courtney
Meanwhile, in San Jose, there is a pro hockey doubleheader today. At 1:15pm face-off time, the San Jose Barracuda host the San Diego Gulls in AHL action. Afterward, at 7:30pm, the San Jose Sharks host the Washington Capitals in NHL action.
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.
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.