How about a new local bus to replace Rt 88?
Original post made by An Observer on May 31, 2007
Then at school traffic times, morning afternoon, these busses could carry the students to Louis Rd area from Gunn.
Any thoughts comments on this?
on May 31, 2007 at 6:45 pm
Are you proposing the City pay for several small buses to replace the 88 bus presently paid for by the County? As a tax payer, I'm against this. The VTA made promises to North Santa Clara County when the half cent sales tax increase for transportation was passed by the voters. They should keep their promises and provide the bus service.
The 88 bus is full in the morning and afternoon with Gunn and Terman students. "Small buses" will not provide enough room. Bus drivers' salaries make up a large part of the cost of providing bus service. The more buses you have, the higher the cost.
on May 31, 2007 at 11:54 pm
I meant that the VTA should put the money up for this for the most part and the city should work with the VTA as Los Gatos does to get small busses runing thru their town.
With the Alma plaza being shut down for shopping a council person said that people in South Palo Alto should or can go to Mt View to do their shopping.
How many small busses and their scheduling needs to be worked out.
Also the bus service does not need to be free. The current city busses should not be free.
on Jun 1, 2007 at 3:44 pm
Years ago when a nickle got you a bus ride all the way up Mission in Frisco, a dime got you there in a Desoto, in comfort and much quicker. These were jitneys, allowed only on Mission. Time for jitney licenses here and let private industry work.