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News - April 21, 2017

City eyes new direction for bus routes

New transit plan calls for expanding shuttle lines, more frequent buses

by Gennady Sheyner

Palo Alto bus riders could be in for a jolt soon as both the city and the county move ahead with efforts to shake up long-established routes.

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8 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 18, 2017 at 6:55 pm

All this talk about the line that gets Gunn students to school from south Palo Alto is good, but why is there no talk about getting Paly students to school from south Palo Alto. The boundary for Paly is Loma Verde and the shuttles nor VTA can get students from Loma Verde to Paly.

Is anyone really trying to help serve our south PA Paly students?


11 people like this
Posted by Bob
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 18, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Why not just get rid of the buses all together? We all know Palo Altans don't really want the poors coming into their bubble.


11 people like this
Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 18, 2017 at 9:36 pm

What about timing the shuttles to get all the kids to / from all of the schools like Paly and Jordan? Seems like it would be easy and sensible to reduce the predictable congestion and sometimes gridlock around those times.


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Posted by resident
a resident of South of Midtown
on Apr 19, 2017 at 8:41 am

How about cooperating with our neighboring cities and expanding the shuttle bus system out to the VTA lightrail station on Castro Street or to the employers around Google? This shuttle would be especially helpful when the bike path under Hwy 101 near San Antonio Road is closed during winter.


5 people like this
Posted by Gordon Gecko
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 19, 2017 at 8:47 am

How about Google picking up more of the costs for our shuttle and the bike bridge to get their employees to work?


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Posted by Hmm
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:58 am

"How about Google picking up more of the costs for our shuttle and the bike bridge to get their employees to work?"

That makes sense. Google would likely pay the largest percentage, then smaller companies in the area like Intuit would pay less. The individual business owners in the area would then pay the least amount, then we could...hey wait a minute. This doesn't make any sense at all! Never mind, bad idea.


4 people like this
Posted by Rose
a resident of Mayfield
on Apr 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Why don't we have regular bus service to SFO? It's a travesty.


5 people like this
Posted by Bob
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 19, 2017 at 8:23 pm

Wouldn't it be cool if Google paid and came up with some super high tech and efficient high speed transportation system that not only was open to Google employees but the public as well?! They could be world renowned with "disrupting" and solving a MASSIVE crisis and it would be nothing but positive PR! AND it would be a nice thank you to the community in which Google resides.


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