- Zero-Emission Fuel-Cell Buses began serving Milpitas
Monday, February 28, 2005, on the 45 and 47 routes.
Catch along S Park Victoria!
511.org - Rideshare
Ridesharing benefits include access to the Bay Area's growing
network of carpool lanes, free park-and-ride lots, and a host
of commute incentives.
Accessibility and Paratransit Services
Information about transit accessibility and paratransit services
for seniors and persons with disabilities. [SFBATI]
Commuter Check Program
Commuter Check is a convenient way for businesses to subsidize
their employees' commute to work by public transit and vanpooling.
Discount Fare Card
A regional transit discount card program, which provides substantially
reduced fares on Bay Area bus, rail and ferry systems to qualified
persons with disabilities and seniors 65 and older. [SFBATI]
Residential Eco Pass
A photo ID validated with an annual sticker to provide unlimited
rides on VTA Bus, Light Rail and Paratransit services, 24 hours
a day, seven days a week. Businesses can get Eco Passes for their employees as well.
San Francisco Bay Area Transit Information
Plan to use public transportation between Milpitas and Bay Area
destinations? This is your best source. [SFBATI]
Schedules & Route Finder
To locate a route map or route schedule, choose one of the methods
here. Covers whole Bay Area Region. So look here, say, to find
out how to get from San Francisco to the Great Mall in Milpitas,
a question I get often.
A list of the region's frequently used or most popular tourist
sites, government buildings, shopping malls, transit terminals,
theaters and other such facilities, along with the transit agencies
and routes that serve them. [SFBATI]
Bus & Light Rail
Fares, Passes And Tickets
All Youth and Senior/Disabled/Medicare fares are valid on VTA Express Bus service without an upgrade payment. Children under 5 ride free with adult or parent.
Light Rail Opening 2004
2.6M Slide show movie of the opening of the light rail line at
the Great Mall June 23, 2004. Viewable in Quicktime and other
movie showing applications.
Milpitas Bus and Light Rail Map
More area maps here.
Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA)
Provides bus and light rail service in Santa Clara County, as
well as the Hwy 17 Express.
Tasman East/Capitol Light Rail
The light rail project includes 11 stations. The line will travel
east on Tasman Drive from North First Street to I-880 then the
light rail will be on an elevated guideway for approximately
1.3-miles along Great Mall Parkway and Capitol Avenue. Extended
service from the Baypointe station to east San Jose is anticipated
to begin in the spring 2004.
VTA Park & Ride Lots
I-880 Light Rail Park & Ride Lot
Transit Service: Tasman Light Rail, Bus Routes 33, 140, 330,
and AC Transit 217
Parking Spaces: 569 (12 Long Term Airport Parking Spaces)
Great Mall Transit Center
Transit Service: Santa Teresa to Alum Rock via Baypointe Light
Rail, Bus Routes 33, 46, 47, 59, 66, 70, 71, 77, 104, 140, 180,
and AC Transit 217
Parking Spaces: 93
Comments: Shelter, Bench, Bike Lockers, Phones
VTA Schedules, Maps and Fares
We're here to help you figure out the best route, provide the
schedule and fare information you need, map out a personalized
transit trip plan just for you, and even put you in touch with
others in your area so you can rideshare.
Mail Lists & Activists
Bay Area Transportation News
A collection of news clippings from around the San Francisco
Bay Area about, or relating to, transportation topics.
VTA Riders Union
A grassroots-based organization dedicated to ensuring that elected
officials improve and implement cost-effective, frequent, and
reliable transit in Santa Clara County.
"Although San Jose and Milpitas are building higher density, the density proposed will not generate enough riders [for BART], and the density needed to generate enough riders will not receive community support."
The transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency
for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
Governing Board of Directors, Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory
Committee, Citizens Advisory Commitee, Committee for Transit
Accessibility, Policy Advisory Committee, and Technical Advisory
Office of Local Programs
The purpose of Local Programs is to assist local agencies taking
advantage of state and federal funded transportation programs.
With the ERH, commuters at participating employers using a rideshare
mode (e.g., public transportation, carpool, vanpool, etc.) can
count on a ride home in the event of a personal illness, unscheduled
overtime, or other qualifying personal emergencies.
Kiddie Train Rides