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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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(source: www.joscountryjunction.com )

On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day today.

On Thanksgiving Day, many Silicon Valley transit agencies like Caltrain, SamTrans and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will run on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains between San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Millbrae and Fremont will run on a Sunday schedule Thanksgiving Day. Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) trains will NOT run on Thanksgiving Day nor on the day after Thanksgiving (Friday). Full ACE train service returns on Monday, although the special ACE train to and from Levi’s Stadium will run for this evening’s San Francisco 49ers game vs. Seattle at 5:30pm.

Details on special public transit service for Thanksgiving Day and the proce, eding weekend – including “Black Friday” – are below.

Happy Independence Day 2014!

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The Silicon Valley Transit Users wishes everyone a happy, safe, and sane July 4.

On Friday, all Silicon Valley transit agencies like Caltrain, VTA, and SamTrans will be running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule. Also, all BART trains will also run a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Friday.

Regular Saturday service will resume for the transit agencies mentioned above on Saturday, July 5.

Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) trains between San Jose and Stockton will NOT run on Friday. ACE train service resumes Monday morning, July 7.

WIN: Diridon Station Area Plan Passes

Last Tuesday (June 17), the San Jose City Council unanimously passed the Diridion Station Area Plan. The approved plan strengthens requirements for SAP Center to help reduce demand for driving to and from the Diridion Station area, especially during events.

Our group wrote a letter to the San Jose City Council urging them to ensure the area surrounding San Jose Diridion Station remains planned for access via trains, buses, bicycling and walking. Our letter, along with others from concerned citizens, also opposed plans by the SAP Center to have up to 20,000 additional parking spaces in the Diridon Station parking area.

Additional details on the approved San Jose Diridion Station Area Plan will be mentioned here as soon as more information is available.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

Caltrain & VTA Service Update

As of 2pm, all Caltran service to and from San Francisco has been restored. Service was suspeded due to time overruns from a bridge replacement in San Francisco.

At 2:45pm, VTA paged us that service on the 26 bus line in San Jose on Curtner between Highway 87 and Monterey Highway is affected by a street closure. Passengers need to board the 26 at either Monterey/Curtner or Curtner light rail station.

Finally, service on VTA’s 35 bus line in downtown Mountain View is running 10 minutes late due to street repaving on Vila Street.