After months of protest, Palo Altans were unable to keep the Valley Transportation Authority from slashing service on bus Route 88 this summer. But Tuesday they can critique VTA responses to community concerns at a meeting at Jordan Middle School.
The meeting is the second of three meetings designed to address residents' concerns. In the first, on Oct. 13, VTA representatives heard a busload of complaints.
This week they will present preliminary solutions and solicit additional feedback.
In December, VTA representatives will attend a public hearing before Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission.
The VTA approved route changes in August that will go into effect in January, but feedback from the meetings could once more alter services as of April 2008 -- the VTA requires a four-month lead time for making additional changes.
Under the new route 88, there will be no service to Midtown riders along Louis Road, nor will Midtown riders have access to Caltrain stations, Stanford Shopping Center or Stanford Medical Center.
An initial proposal eliminate service to Gunn High School was blocked by community protests. Buses to and from Gunn will continue on a limited route during morning and after-school commute periods, City Manager Frank Benest reported. See the Weekly's full story about changes at http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=6301 .
The Tuesday, Nov. 13, meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jordan Middle School's Dance Studio, 750 N. California Ave.