Palo Alto Shuttle Study

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Palo Alto Transit Vision Plan

In 2015, with the vision of expanding mobility options for Palo Alto residents, employee and visitors of all ages and abilities, staff retained Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. to develop the Palo Alto Transit Vision Plan.  This study was intended to move the vision of a citywide fare-free transit network forward by developing an expanded system concept for consideration by elected officials and residents alike. The plan is intended to serve as a blueprint for implementing new transit services within Palo Alto that connect residential areas to key employment, shopping, recreation, and school destinations. The vision outlined within the plan also seeks to improve regional connectivity with linkages to Caltrain and other transit providers (e.g. VTA, SamTrans, AC Transit), and take appropriate measures to address and fill gaps which may be presented by the elimination or modification of some VTA transit service in Palo Alto.

On August 14, 2017, the Palo Alto City Council reviewed the Palo Alto Transit Vision Plan and approved the following motion:

  • Approve the Palo Alto Transit Vision Plan including the following recommended enhancements (contingent on funding):
    • Design of a new South Palo Alto Route
    • Incorporate fixed-flex models as appropriate to serve the areas recommended in the Vision Plan
    • Rebranding and marketing strategy
  • Direct Staff to seek Measure B and other available funding for the proposed service enhancements

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