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Save Santa Cruz to San Jose Transit

Do you ride the bus between Santa Cruz and San Jose? Your main option will be canceled -- "probably" as early as October, according to a Caltrans official.

Several agencies are cooperating to extend the Highway 17 Express bus to Downtown Santa Cruz (Metro Center) and add weekend service. Today, the Highway 17 Express just runs between San Jose and Scotts Valley, and there is no weekend service.

There is a public meeting on Friday, February 27th at 9:00 AM at Santa Cruz City Hall. Metro, the transit agency for our county, can approve or reject the plan.

Once again, we will lose the main daily service between Santa Cruz and San Jose if the plan doesn't pass.

The Metro Riders Union / La Unión de Los Pasajeros de Metro
>> A new, independent organization for concerned bus riders in Santa Cruz County
>> Un grupo neuvo y independiente para pasajeros de autobús en el condado de Santa Cruz

Update: Metro approved the integration of the Highway 17 Express and the Amtrak bus. The Highway 17 Express will be extended from Scotts Valley to the Metro Center in downtown Santa Cruz, and will operate 7 days a week.

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Save Santa Cruz - San Jose transit!

We may lose the main bus between Santa Cruz and San Jose. Send e-mail or come to a meeting to support merging the Amtrak bus with the Highway 17 Express.

Do you ride the bus between Santa Cruz and San Jose? Your main option will be canceled -- "probably" as early as October, according to a Caltrans official. Caltrans pays for the Amtrak bus, which is in serious decline.

You can do something!

Several agencies are cooperating to extend the Highway 17 Express bus to Downtown Santa Cruz (Metro Center) and add weekend service. Today, the Highway 17 Express just runs between San Jose and Scotts Valley, and there is no weekend service.

There is a public meeting on Friday, February 27th at 9 AM at Santa Cruz City Hall. Metro, the transit agency for our county, can approve or reject the plan.

If you cannot come, send e-mail to Metro's board, in care of dcarr@scmtd.com . Say that you "support merging the Amtrak bus with the Highway 17 Express". Send a copy (cc:) to the Metro Riders Union, at info@metroridersunion.org . We will deliver a strong message of support at the meeting.

Once again, we will lose the main daily service between Santa Cruz and San Jose if the plan doesn't pass.

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Good news re: Santa Cruz - San Jose transit

(Update from Friday, February 27, 2004) Everyone will be happy know that Metro did today approve the integration of the Highway 17 Express and the Amtrak bus. The Highway 17 Express will be extended from Scotts Valley to Downtown Santa Cruz (Metro Center), and will start operating 7 days a week. The new fare will be $4 and the new monthly pass price, $90. The changes will happen at the end of April. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will vote on the agreement next week. Caltrans also has to give final approval. No further action is required here in Santa Cruz County, but I would encourage everyone to visit the Metro Riders Union Web site and get involved with other transit issues.

 

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