Riders of two Palo Alto shuttle buses will experience improved service on one line and will have to wait a half hour longer between pick ups on a second line, courtesy of budget changes.
The schedules for the Embarcadero Shuttle and the Crosstown Shuttle will change Monday, Aug. 23, with improved service to Caltrain, local schools and community facilities, reflecting changes in the program budget, according to Jaime Rodriguez, the City of Palo Alto's chief transportation official.
The Embarcadero Shuttle schedule will improve timed connections between the Palo Alto Caltrain station and the Embarcadero/Baylands business area, and will better serve the new bell times for Palo Alto High School, Jordan Middle School and Castilleja School during morning and afternoon commute periods. Noontime service has been discontinued.
The Crosstown Shuttle will run every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes, as a result of the reduction in the Palo Alto Shuttle program budget for the 2010/2011 fiscal year, he noted.
The shuttles will continue on the current route between downtown Palo Alto and East Charleston Road. Key activity centers and housing developments served include the Main Library, Avenidas, Lytton Gardens, Channing House, Jordan Middle School, Mitchell Park, JLS Middle School, Stevenson House and Midtown shopping district.
New shuttle schedules are being distributed to schools, community facilities and senior housing facilities during the week of Aug. 16. A copy may also be found online. Click on "Free Shuttle." For further information, contact the Transportation Division at 650-329-2520.