VTA seems to think El Camino Real bus riders are more important than car drivers

There are 15 comments on the San Jose Mercury News story from May 16, 2012, titled VTA seems to think El Camino Real bus riders are more important than car drivers. In it, San Jose Mercury News reports that:

Who's more important -- the thousands of car drivers who use El Camino Real daily or the bus riders who may want faster service from Palo Alto to San Jose? The agency is pushing hard to get a rapid transit bus system installed along 17 miles of El Camino Real from San Jose's HP Pavilion to Palo Alto's downtown train station, at a projected $240 ... (more)

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Walnut Creek, CA

#1 May 19, 2012
VTA is run by a group of morons who trying to keep their union buddies employed at the expense of taxpayer while screwing commuters. Nobody rides the buses on El Camino now! This will kill any business located on El Camino.
Jimmy Roadkill

United States

#2 May 20, 2012
Have bus will hog ECR. And that's the way it is people. Just keep on paying your taxes.
Sam Ontime

San Pablo, CA

#3 May 21, 2012
After the VTA takes over ECR will I still have to wait an hour for a bus?

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jul 13, 2012
Caltrans to redo ECR without bus lanes. The new plan is to have four car lanes running North and four car lanes running South. Buses will be banned on ECR forever.
Mary Hadalamb

San Francisco, CA

#5 Jul 13, 2012
That is great news. After all ECR is a state highway. California State Rt. 82 and not VTA Rt. 22 or Rt. 522. No one rides on the VTA buses anyway. VTA= Very Tacky Airheads!
Sammy Luahche

San Francisco, CA

#6 Aug 13, 2012
I no like big bus on ECR. Big bus always in way.
Howdy Doodoo

Oakland, CA

#7 Aug 19, 2012
Sammy Luahche wrote:
I no like big bus on ECR. Big bus always in way.
Buy your own bus and hog ECR big time. If you hit someone or thing just say "Oh, so sorry, I make big hit on ECR".
Bob Dope

San Francisco, CA

#8 Feb 13, 2013
VTA= Very Tacky Ahooles!

United States

#9 Feb 18, 2013
I received a mailing from the VTA asking what its Environment Impact Report (EIR) for the new El Camino Real (aka GRAND BUOLEVARD) should include. I suugested an evaluation of traffic on cross streets and alternate transportation routes. There is a GRAND BUOLEVARD group that will bring its show to Santa Clara on Feb. 21 and to Mountain View on Feb. 28. The driving force seems to be makung this area useful to corporations looking for infrastructure and relatively cheap labor. Existing residents will need to adjust or leave.
Once Apope

San Francisco, CA

#10 Feb 19, 2013
How sad! I'm moving to a good city, Oakland,Ca.

San Francisco, CA

#11 Feb 20, 2013
VTA may need all lanes on ECR. It's for the good of the people.
Jerry Lewass

Castro Valley, CA

#12 Aug 18, 2013
Ahhhhhhhhhh what am I ? So what already! Highways, let me tell you. I always thought highways were for airplanes. So! Such a deal! Whats with the VTA already? They can not fly! They need to take a dump!
Horny Honka

San Francisco, CA

#13 Feb 25, 2015
VTA, what a outfit. Next they'll want to run buses and light rail trains up your butt!
Jack Offmoore

San Francisco, CA

#14 Feb 25, 2015
VTA gets okay to use bike lanes in Sunnyvale. Oh the humanity!
Lost Inspacevale

San Francisco, CA

#15 Monday Apr 20
BUS 55, where are you?

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