Community shuttle to run three hours earlier and one hour later Monday through Friday
Mountain View, Calif. — Beginning Monday, Jan. 3, the Mountain View Community Shuttle – which is free to ride – will expand weekday hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to better serve the community. The community shuttle’s expanded weekday service is due to new Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) grant funding. The community shuttle’s weekend service hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will remain the same.
VTA awarded a $704,000 grant to the City of Mountain View through their 2016 Measure B Innovative Transit Service Models Grant Program. The VTA grant program supports affordable new innovative transit service models to address first-/last-mile connections to transit, serving vulnerable, underserved and transit-dependent populations. The City is providing a minimum match of $176,000 for the expansion of the community shuttle’s weekday service hours for two years.
The community shuttle provides fare-free service between residential neighborhoods and key destinations in Mountain View. The shuttle service has 50 stops on its route, including the downtown transit center, Whisman and Middlefield roads, Rengstorff Park, and the Mountain View Senior Center.
Currently, the community shuttle operates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on a bidirectional loop with service every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 60 minutes on weekends.
The Mountain View Transportation Management Association operates the shuttle in partnership with the City of Mountain View. The service was initiated as a pilot program in 2015 through a City partnership with Google – Google has funded this important transportation resource since it was piloted and has committed to contributing $20 million in total funding through June 2024.
For more information, call Customer Service at 855-730-RIDE (7433) or visit MVCommunityShuttle.com.
About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 82,814. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.
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