With the addition of a fourth weekday commuter train from Gilroy to San Francisco and now the return of weekday bus service from Gilroy to the Salinas Intermodal Transit Center, transit options from the Gilroy Transit Center are picking up! The added Caltrain service began on Sept. 25, and Bus line 59 from the Monterey-Salinas Transit agency began its launch on Oct. 30. If you haven’t looked recently at transit schedules from Gilroy, take a look now and consider giving a bus or a train a go.
Admittedly, these changes are small and long overdue, but as housing continues to grow away from job centers and in more affordable communities like Gilroy, attention to public transit options is critical to avoid adding to traffic gridlock and to environmental damage. Expect more from our transit agencies as we continue to inch forward, and keep checking transit options that might work for you.
Mayor Marie Blankley, CPA