Palo Alto Shuttle Service The City of Palo Alto's Shuttle is free and open to everyone. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible. Bus stops are marked with a "Palo Alto Shuttle" sign, a sticker on a regular VTA bus stop sign, or a “Shuttle” decal on a stop sign pole in residential areas.
The cities of Palo Alto and East Palo Alto are partnering to introduce a new community shuttle route for residents beginning on July 1, 2014. The EPA/Caltrain Shuttle will link the City of East Palo Alto Woodland-Newell neighborhoods with the City of Palo Alto University Avenue/Downtown area. The route includes the Palo Alto shuttle programs first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicle and operated seven days per week (except on certain holidays) from 6AM to 9PM. MV Transportation operates the East Palo Alto/Caltrain shuttle, is managed by the City of Palo Alto, and funded by the City of East Palo Alto.
The Embarcadero Shuttle, operated by the Caltrain Commuter Shuttle Program, provides peak hour service between the University Avenue Caltrain Station and the Baylands Business Parks east of Highway 101/Embarcadero. Local schools and community facilities are also served in between including Palo Alto High School, Jordan Middle School and Castilleja School. The Embarcadero Shuttle runs approximately every 15 minutes, Monday through Friday from the Palo Alto Caltrain station to the Embarcadero/Baylands during commute hours(7AM to 10AM and 3:30PM to 7:00PM) and is coordinated with the Caltrain schedule.
The Crosstown Shuttle operated by MV Transportation and managed by the City of Palo Alto, connects the University Avenue/Downtown to South Palo Alto at Charleston Road. The Crosstown Shuttle traverses several residential neighborhoods, schools, senior residences, libraries, recreation centers, and commercial districts helping to link public service areas within the community. A Special Jordan Middle School run operates during the morning and afternoons to help encourage alternative transportation options for students. Crosstown Shuttle Schedule (effective March 7, 2011)
The California Avenue Noon-time Shuttle (To be Discontinued after June 30, 2014)
For more information on the Palo Alto Shuttle Program Please contact the Transportation Division:
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