Community Notebook: Palo Alto's Crosstown Shuttle service increases April 1


The City of Palo Alto's free Crosstown Shuttle is increasing the frequency of its service to provide better access to local schools and community facilities, the city has announced. The shuttles will run every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

In the morning and afternoon, the shuttle will continue its 60-minute service. The shuttle will maintain its school-commute schedule during the mornings and afternoons. The new schedule begins on April 1.

The Crosstown Shuttle connects University Avenue/Downtown to South Palo Alto at Charleston Road and traverses several residential neighborhoods, schools, senior residences, libraries, recreation centers, and commercial districts. A special Jordan Middle School run operates during the mornings and afternoons.

The complete schedule can be found here.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2015 at 5:41 pm

This is good news, but how is it being advertised?

I would like to see more shuttles and more cohesion with what is already available as public transportation.

I would like to see Palo Alto and Mountain View working together on this rather than operating independently with routes that are only within their city walls - sorry boundaries. Neither are islands and people work and visit across these artificial boundaries.

Please look at the big picture.

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Posted by BP Observer
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:10 am

I find it appropriate that this news item appears on April 1.
While the shuttle now extends to East Palo and conveniently serves a number of North Palo Alto school's bell schedules, it has yet to find its way to South Palo Alto and the area west of El Camino. Truly a tale of two cities.

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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:36 am

I don't understand this. My child takes the shuttle from Paly and it seems to come more than every hour. Maybe the shuttles are never on time? The Marguerite Shuttle also goes down Embarcadero, so maybe that's what's making it seem like more than every hour.

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Posted by Jackson Tyler
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 2, 2015 at 1:37 pm

I love taking the shuttle service. It's extremely convenient and makes travel much easier than it was before. It's saves time, money, and frustration when it comes to finding parking or driving in traffic. I'm glad the city is doing more with the service. Web Link

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