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Standard Disclaimer: This information is being provided by me as a private citizen and is in no way to be considered to be official VTA information.

Thanks to a friend of mine, I have been able to compile some data comparing SCCTD/TA/SCVTA service from December, 1974 with January 2000.

Dial-A-Ride Zones (Many of these names are based on the original rancheros set up by the spanish. FYI: only one of the original rancheros within Santa Clara County is still intact. Anyone know where it is?)

Rancho San Francisquito
         Palo Alto Area/Stanford Shop Center/Stanford Hosp
Rancho San Antonio
         MT View/El Camino Hospital
Rancho Concepcion
         Los Altos
Rancho Ynigo
         Sunnyvale, South of El Camino, north of Int 280
Rancho Quito
         Cupertino
Rancho Santa Clara
         All of Santa Clara
Rancho Del Tito
         Saratoga, along with Los Gatos (West of Hwy 17) and Strawberry Park
Racnho Capitancillos
         Los Gatos East of Hwy 17, Cambrian Park, Almaden area.
Rancho Santa Teresa
         Santa Teresa Area, Almaden Valley, to Bernal Road
Rancho Naravez
         Los Gatos Creek, Hillsdale, Monterey Road, to Int 280. (Willow Glen)
Rancho Yerba Buena
         Hwy 101, Monterey, 1st Street, south of SJSU
Rancho Los Huecos
         Int 680, Alum Rock, to east foothills to EVC
Rancho Pala
         Berryessa Capitol Square
Rancho Tularcitos
         Milpitas
Rancho De Las Llagas
         South County DAR

Here's a Trivia Note:

The original DAR phone numbers.
North County DAR: 965-3100
East County  DAR: 287-4210
West County  DAR: 998-3322
South County DAR: 683-4151

Here's the Arterial Service as of December 1974
20 Mountain View-Milpitas
21 Menlo Park-Alum Rock
22 Menlo Park-Hillview
23 Stanford Shop-San Jose
24 Page Mill-San Jose
25 Strawberry Park-San Jose
26 Sunnyvale-Hillview
27 West Valley College-Santa Teresa
50 East Palo Alto-Stanford University
52 Ames/Moffett Field-Foothill College
54 Sunnyvale-Saratoga
56 Lockheed-Pruneyard Tower
58 Alviso-Saratoga
60 Santa Clara-Los Gatos
62 Berryessa-Los Gatos
64 Santa Clara-Almaden Valley
66 Bart Fremont-Santa Teresa Hosp
68 San Jose-Gilroy
70 Milpitas-Edenvale

FY 74-75 data:
Active Fleet              = 216
Scheduled Hours           = 438,595
Scheduled Miles           = 6,214,285
Annual Ridership          = 8,690,000
Average Weekday Ridership = 31,160

Now for some data on the system as of May 2001.

 Routes:
LRT  Baypointe - Santa Teresa
LRT  I880 - Mountain View
LRT  Almaden - Ohlone/Chynoweth
10   Metro/Airport LR Station - Santa Clara Caltrain
12   San Jose Civic Center - Eastridge
13   Onlone-Chynoweth - New Almaden
14   Peak & Main - Santa Teresa & Native Dancer
15   Peak & Main - Jackson Oaks
16   Peak & Main - Madrone Estates
17   6th & Hana - Arroyo Circle
18   6th & hana - South Valley Hospital
18A  6th & Hana - South Valley Hospital
19   6th & Hana - 1st & Santa Teresa
22   Eastridge - Menlo Park
23   San Jose - Mountain View
25   National Hispanic Univ. - De Anza College
26   Eastridge - Lockheed Martin
27   Santa Teresa Hospital - West Valley College
30   Eastridge via Ruby
31   Eastridge - Evergreen Colllege - Eastridge
32   Santa Clara - Mountain View
33   Baypointe LRT Station - Milpitas
34   Santa Clara - Mountain View
35   Downtown Mtn View - Stanford Shopping Center
36   E. San Jose - Vallco Fashion Park
37   Monterey & Senter - Bascom & Camden
38   Monterey & Senter - Winchester & Knowles
39   Eastridge - Flint Road - Eastridge
40   L'Avenida & Macon - San Antonio Shopping Center
41   Lawrence Caltrain Shuttle
43   Lawrence Caltrain Station - Great America
44   Santa Clara Caltrain Station - 1st & River Oaks
47   San Antonio Shopping Center - Downtown Mtn View
48   Downtown Mtn View - Middlefield & Ellis
51   Vallco Fashion Park - Moffett/Ames
52   Mountain View Caltrain Station - Foothill College
53   Sunnyvale Caltrain Station - Westgate
54   Sunnyvale Fair Oaks Ave - West Valley College
55   Great America - De Anza College
56   El Camino & Fair Oaks - Milpitas
57   Great America - West Valley College
58   Alviso - West Valley College
59   E. San Jose - Great America
60   Great America - Los Gatos
62   Piedmont Hills - Los Gatos
63   San Jose State Univ. - Almaden & Camden
64   Almaden LRT Station - Alum Rock & Miguelito
65   San Jose State University - Almaden LRT Station
66   Santa Teresa Hospital - Milpitas
67   Ford & Monterey - Tamien LRT Station
68   San Jose - Gilroy
70   Capitol LRT Station - Milpitas
71   Eastridge - Milpitas
72   Downtown San Jose - Monterey & Senter
73   Downtown San Jose - Capitol & Snell
74   Eastridge - Baypointe LRT Station
76   Los Gatos - Summit Rd. - Los Gatos
77   Evergreen College - Milpitas
81   East San Jose - Vallco Fashion Park
82   Westgate - 17th & Hedding
85   Moorpark & Lawrence - 10th & Hedding
86   San Antonio Shopping Center - Stanford University
87   Valley Fair - Scott & El Camino - Valley Fair
88   P.A. VA Hosp - Meadow & Louis - P.A. VA Hosp
88A  P.A. VA Hosp - Meadow & Waverley

Express Routes
101  Camden & Hwy 85 - Palo Alto
102  South San Jose - Palo Alto
104  Piedmont Hills - Palo Alto
122  South San Jose - Lockheed
140  Fremont BART - Sunnyvale Caltrain
141  Fremont BART - Great America
180  San Jose - Fremont BART
501  Palo Alto - IBM Bailey
503  Eastrdige - Palo Alto
520  Fremont BART - Shoreline Industrial Park
521  Gilroy - Lockheed

Limited Stop Routes
300  E. San Jose - Stanford Univ.
304  S. San Jose - Mountain View
305  S. San Jose - Mountain View
321  Eastridge - Lockheed
328  Almaden - Lockheed
330  Almaden - N. San Jose
345  Eastridge - Mountain View
 

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