The resumption of the VTA “bus bridges” could ease a summer of frustration for thousands of mass transit commuters, who had been told in mid-June that light rail might resume this month.
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The VTA this week gave no new date for a resumption of service suspended since the May 26 mass killing at the VTA rail yards in San Jose.
Beginning next Monday, June 14, VTA will operate a new weekday peak hour shuttle between the Diridon Station and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, designed to meet Caltrain, Altamont Corridor Express and bus services at Diridon Station.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo hopes the City Council will this year approve a first-in-the-nation requirement that gun owners insure their weapons or pay fees to keep them.
Dramatic four-minute body cam video released by Sheriff’s Office shows deputies arriving at mass shooting scene.
All VTA light rail routes continue to be suspended “until further notice” as mass shooting investigation continues.
Adrian Balleza was known for lighting up any room with a big smile and sharing his signature goofy jokes. He was a family man first and foremost, and his proudest moment was becoming a father,
“Based on recent developments in the investigation we can say that the suspect has been a highly disgruntled VTA employee for many years, which may have contributed to why he targeted VTA employees.” -- Sgt. Russell Davis of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
“The heroic actions of the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office who donned their essential protective equipment and lifesaving medical kits and ran toward the gunfire saved lives."
Investigators were seeking a motive for the morning attack by a Santa Clara VTA transit supervisor on his co-workers, leaving eight dead and seriously injuring at least one other.
Multiple San Jose Police units and members of the media converged on a South San Jose home associated with Samuel Cassidy this morning, and the block was cordoned off in the aftermath of Wednesday’s VTA rail yard shooting, which law enforcement officials confirmed resulted in multiple fatalities and the death of the shooter. One Facebook post identified Cassidy as the deceased shooter, but no official confirmation is available at this time, and an active investigation is underway. According to Transparent California, Cassidy worked as a Substation Maintainer for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) making $182,901.70, including benefits, as of 2015.
Multiple injuries and multiple fatalities were reported today in an early morning mass shooting by a lone gunman at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority maintenance yard on Younger Ave. in San Jose. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office reported at 8:08am via Twitter that “shooter is down” in the incident Wednesday morning.
The shift to yellow tier opens light rail and buses to more travelers, who must still wear masks and stay 3 feet apart beginning May 26.
If given the green light in a special meeting Friday, Gonot's first day, complete with a $350,000 base salary, would be July 12.
The worker was taken to an area hospital for medical evaluation.
If we can’t even make room and time for bus stops on our streets, there is little hope we’ll ever get the fast-moving transit system that we need.