News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
650-329-2607
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

2/18/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 02/18/2011
Subject :

Crosstown Shuttle - Service Provider and Schedule Change
Contact : Ruchika Aggarwal, Assistant Engineer    650-617-3136
Palo Alto, CA -- The Palo Alto - Crosstown Shuttle service will begin operation through its new service provider, MV Transportation, starting on Monday, February 28, 2011.  Two new 30-passenger shuttles for the Crosstown line will be provided.

Minor modifications to the shuttle schedule will also be implemented including the addition of an enhanced morning and afternoon school commute service through the use of the second shuttle and corrections to the late-afternoon schedule on the main route.  New timed-stops at JLS Middle School and Midtown are also being provided to better serve the community.

 The new shuttles will include a GPS-based monitoring system that will allow users to track the position of the shuttle from their computers or mobile devices.  A weblink to the GPS-based monitoring system will be available through the City's webpage beginning the first day of the new service at: www.cityofpaloalto.org/shuttle

 The new shuttles will be wrapped in the same design style of the Embarcadero shuttles thanks to the on-going support of former Mayor Jim Burch and his colleagues Carroll Harrington and Tango Graphics, who took the volunteer lead in developing graphics for the shuttle program.

Although the City does not anticipates any service disruptions, shuttle riders are encouraged to contact the City of Palo Alto Transportation Division at (650) 329-2520 or by email at: transportation@cityofpaloalto.org with any questions or comments.

Crosstown Shuttle Schedule and Route (effective February 28, 2011)





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