News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 06/24/2014
Subject :

New CNG Community Shuttle Route to Begin July 1
Contact : Jaime Rodriguez, Chief Transportation Official    (650) 329-2136
Palo Alto, CA—The cities of Palo Alto and East Palo Alto are partnering together to offer a new community shuttle route effective July 1 that will connect the Woodland-Newell neighborhood in East Palo Alto with the Caltrain station in downtown Palo Alto.  The shuttle will operate on compressed natural gas and run seven days a week (except on certain holidays) from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

New CNG vehicles, operated by MV Transportation, will be used to operate this and the existing Crosstown Shuttle route.  The Crosstown Shuttle provides a north-south transit connection from Charleston Road to the University Avenue Caltrain station along Middlefield Road and several community neighborhoods.  The Crosstown Shuttle Route is funded 100 percent by Palo Alto and is free to ride.  The added East Palo Alto shuttle route will be fully funded by the City of East Palo through regional transportation funding and replaces service previously operated by Caltrain.  The East Palo Alto/Caltrain shuttle will be free and run seven days per week, excluding holidays. 

The Palo Alto Shuttle program began in December 1999 and provides free shuttle bus between the Palo Alto Caltrain station and city destinations and neighborhoods.  The program currently includes two shuttle routes (Embarcadero and Crosstown) that operate Monday through Friday.  The East Palo Alto/Caltrain shuttle is the program's third route and a key link for both communities.

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