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Local VTA bus lines will operate on a limited schedule Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence day holiday. The bus routes will operate on a “Sunday/holiday” schedule rather than a typical weekday schedule, according to a press release from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Caltrain will also run on a Sunday/holiday schedule, meaning no service to or from South County for the holiday, according to the press release. Regular weekday service will resume Friday, July 5. Automated VTA bus and light rail schedule information can be obtained by calling (408) 321-2300, or by visiting www.vta.org and clicking on the Google Trip Planner to plan a customized trip.
A 15-year-old Morgan Hill teen wrote “bomb” on an empty package that he placed on a public transit bus in San Jose, prompting an evacuation, road closures and a Santa Clara County Bomb Squad investigation.
The multi-county partnership that was studying the possibility of making Highway 152 a toll road has broken up.
In an effort to save time for passengers and go paperless, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will replace all paper transit passes with the regional electronic Clipper card, according to a VTA press release.
A study on widening Highway 152 and installing a toll road as well as an attempt to approve minutes of a meeting that never happened have drawn the ire of Mayor Mike Villalta.
With cheering and applause from an audience topping 100, more than a dozen people voiced opposition to a toll road proposal last week in Los Banos.
During next Monday’s meeting, council is expected to vote to request the Valley Transportation Authority provide bus service to Gilroy Gardens during the summer months.
A standing-room-only crowd filled the Los Banos City Council chambers Wednesday to voice opposition to the proposed tolls that would dot Highway 152.
The possibility of Highway 152 becoming a toll road has some in the ag industry worried about what it would mean for business.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority welcomed new leadership to its Board of Directors Thursday by appointing Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager Chairman. Yeager has served on the board for the past 11 years, most recently as vice chair last year. Town of Los Gatos council member Joe Pirzynski, who chaired the VTA Board in 2005, was appointed vice chair.
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