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VTA won't provide buses along light-rail routes starting Tuesday

Agency changes service due to limited staffing following May 26 shooting at maintenance facility

Starting June 1, 2021, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority won't provide bus service along light-rail routes, which have been temporarily suspended following a May 26 shooting that killed nine VTA employees at the agency's Guadalupe light-rail yard. Embarcadero Media file photo by Michelle Le.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority on Tuesday will refocus resources on regular bus service and won't provide buses along light-rail routes following a shooting that killed nine VTA employees at a maintenance yard last week, agency officials said Monday.

The changes are due to limited staffing as the VTA family grieves, attends funerals and supports each other. Regular bus service will be affected, too, with less frequent service also because of the May 26 mass shooting at the Guadalupe Light Rail Yard.

Light-rail service is suspended indefinitely, according to VTA officials, who said they have no estimate for when that service will resume.

VTA riders can get service information by calling customer service at 408-321-2300 and/or they can use TransitApp for real-time bus information.

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VTA won't provide buses along light-rail routes starting Tuesday

Agency changes service due to limited staffing following May 26 shooting at maintenance facility

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Uploaded: Mon, May 31, 2021, 9:37 pm

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority on Tuesday will refocus resources on regular bus service and won't provide buses along light-rail routes following a shooting that killed nine VTA employees at a maintenance yard last week, agency officials said Monday.

The changes are due to limited staffing as the VTA family grieves, attends funerals and supports each other. Regular bus service will be affected, too, with less frequent service also because of the May 26 mass shooting at the Guadalupe Light Rail Yard.

Light-rail service is suspended indefinitely, according to VTA officials, who said they have no estimate for when that service will resume.

VTA riders can get service information by calling customer service at 408-321-2300 and/or they can use TransitApp for real-time bus information.

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Esther
Registered user
Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jun 1, 2021 at 4:43 pm
Esther, Leland Manor/Garland Drive
Registered user
on Jun 1, 2021 at 4:43 pm

Sincere condolences to VTA workers and their families. We were heartbroken to hear the terrible news.

And, we don't say it often enough - thank you for your service to our community.


Lonnie Woods
Registered user
Downtown North
on Jun 1, 2021 at 8:59 pm
Lonnie Woods, Downtown North
Registered user
on Jun 1, 2021 at 8:59 pm

The light rail service will be missed. Many imates released from Elmwood County Jail (some of whom are homeless) rely on it to get from Milpitas and back to their retreats in Mountain View or San Jose.

This suspension of service will create certain hardships.


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