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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.
[Last modified October 14, 1999]

The following route numbers have been used by SCCTD/TA since Nov. 1974. This includes some, but not all, major deviations in some of the routes. This data effective January 10, 1999.

Current routes marked with "*".
Route numbers used only for internal use marked with "#".

Bus Pools
 1    - Ames - Westgate, became Express 7
 2    - Almaden Valley - IBM Cottle
 3    - IBM Page Mill - IBM Bailey, became Express 182.
 4    - Almaden - GE 10th St.
 5    - Milpitas - Lockheed
 6    - Santa Teresa - GE
 7    - Varian - Milpitas, became part of Express 4.
 8    - Milpitas - Lockheed/Ames
 9    - Milpitas - Ames/Lockheed
10    - Never used.
11    - IBM Page Mill - IBM Bailey, became BP 3

Regular Routes
 1-8  - Former Express Routes
 9    - Never used
 10   - North Yard Shuttle, now route 40
 10   - SJSU Shuttle-Park & Ride to SJSU
 10   - San Jose Caltrain - Monroe & Franklin
 10   - Santa Clara Caltrain - Metro/Airport LRT
*10A# - San Jose Airport Employee Shuttle (Internal Use Only)
*10   - Airport Flyer (Santa Clara Caltrain - Metro/Airport LRT
 11   - Former Express Route
 11   - Alum Rock & Jackson - Hostetter & Lundy, now part of 77 line
 11   - Downtown San Jose - First & Gish
 12   - Former Express Route
 12   - Lake Cunningham Shuttle
*12   - Eastridge - San Jose Civic Center (weekend only)
 13#  - Originally used for standby coaches
*13   - Ohlone-Chynoweth - New Almaden
 14   - Palo Alto S.P. Shuttle
 14#  - Originally used for training coaches
 14   - San Jose Housing Authority shuttle
*14   - Peak & Main - Watsonville Rd
*15   - Peak & Main - Dunne & Jackson Oaks
 15A  - Peak & Main - St. Loiuse Hospital, replaced by 16 line
 15G  - Became 17 line 15M  - Peak & Main - Jackson Oaks, became 15
 15W  - San Martin - 1st & Wren
 16   - Downtown San Jose Park & Ride Shuttle, the brown painted Twin 
        Coaches were used on this service
 16   - Alum Rock Park shuttle
 16   - Morgan Hill - San Martin
 16   - Peak & Main - Cochrane Plaza
*16   - Peak & Main - Burnett Ave.
 17   - Gilroy loop route
 17A  - Gilroy Shuttle-Clockwise
 17   - Summer Park Shuttle-Summer 1978
*17   - 6th & Hana - Arroyo Circle
 18   - Handicoach - Stanford Hospital - Eastridge
        This route served almost ever hospital between Palo Alto and
        Eastridge.  Round trip = 6 hours.  This was also the first
        accessible route operated by SCCTD.
*18   - 6th & Hana - South Valley Hospital
*18A  - 6th & Hana - South Valley Hospital
 19#  - Used by Standby and Extra Service Coaches
 19   - Dial-A-Ride
*19   - 6th & Hana - 1st & Santa Teresa
 20   - Milpitas - Mountain View
 21   - Menlo Park - Alum Rock
 21   - Downtown San Jose - Alum Rock
*22   - Menlo Park - Eastridge
 23   - Downtown San Jose - Stanford Shopping Center
*23   - Downtown San Jose - San Antonio Shopping Center
 23A  - Downtown San Jose - California Ave. Caltrain
 24   - Downtown San Jose - Stanford University, became 23A
 24   - Downtown San Jose - California Ave. Caltrain
 25   - East San Jose - Strawberry Park
*25   - East San Jose - De Anza College
*26   - Eastridge - Lockheed
*27   - Santa Teresa Hospital - West Valley College
 28   - never used
 29   - never used
 30   - Milpitas - Mountain View (via Central Expwy)
*30   - Eastridge Via Ruby
*31   - Eastridge - Evergreen Coll. - The Villages
 31   - Santa Clara to Page Mill/Palo Alto
*32   - Santa Clara - Mountain View
 33   - Eastridge - Oak Creek
*33   - Weller & Main to Baypointe Light Rail Station
*34   - Santa Clara - Mountain View
 35   - Foothill College - Stanford University
*35   - Dwontwon Mountain View - Stanford Shopping Center
 35M  - Foothill College - Menlo Park
*36   - East San Jose - Vallco
*37   - Monterey & Senter - Bascom & Camden
 37   - Eastridge -Bascom & Camden
 38   - Monterey & Senter - Good Samaritan Hospital
 38   - Monterey & Senter - Los Gatos Hospital
*38   - Monterey & Senter - Winchester & Knowles
*39   - Eastridge - Flint Road - Eastridge
*39A  - Eastridge - Flint Road - Eastrisge
*40   - L'Avenida & Macon - San Antonio Shopping Center
*41   - Lawrence Caltrain Shuttle (Duane leg)
 42   - Lawrence Caltrain Shuttle (Scott leg)
*43   - Lawrence Caltrain - Great America
*44   - Santa Clara Caltrain - First & River Oaks
 45   - Lockheed Martin - NASA Ames
 46   - Lockheed Martin - Shoreline Industrial Park
*47   - San Antonio Shopping Center - Downtown Mountain View
 48   - San Jose Arena Shuttle
*48   - Downtown Mountain View - Middlefield & Ellis
 49   - never used
 50   - Palo Alto SP Depot - East Palo Alto (now operated by SamTrans)
 50   - El Camino Hospital - San Antonio Shopping Center
*51   - Vallco - Moffett Field
 52   - Foothill College - Moffett Field
*52   - Foothill College - Downtown Mountain View
*53   - Westgate - Sunnyvale Caltrain
*54   - West Valley College - Fair Oaks & Tasman
 55   - De Anza College - Lawrence & Tasman
*55   - De Anza College - Great America
 56   - Pruneyard - Lockheed
*56   - El Camino & Fair Oaks - Milpitas
 57   - West Valley College - Lockheed
*57   - West Valley College - Great America
*58   - West Valley College - Alviso
*59   - Great America - East San Jose
 60   - Los Gatos - Lockheed
 60   - Los Gatos - Sunnyvale
 60   - Los Gatos - Santa Clara 
*60   - Los Gatos - Great America
 61   - Camden & Hwy 85 - Lockheed
*62   - Los Gatos - Piedmont Hills
*63   - Almaden & Camden - S.J.S.U.
 64   - New Almaden - Monroe & Franklin
*64   - Almaden LRT Station - Alum Rock & Miguelito
*65   - Almaden & Camden - San Fernando & 7th (SJSU)
 65   - Almaden & Camden - First & Gish
 65   - Almaden LRT Station - Monroe & Franklin
 66   - Santa Teresa Hospital - Fremont BART
*66   - Santa Teresa Hospital - Milpitas
 67   - Santa Teresa & Bernal - Almaden & Foxworthy
 67   - Ford & Silver Leaf - Almaden & Foxworthy
 67   - Ford & Monterey - Tamien LRT
 67   - Tamien LRT - Santa Teresa LRT
*67   - Santa Teresa LRT - Capitol LRT
*68   - San Jose - Gilroy
 68   - Express 68, became Express 12
 69   - Never used (Was planned as route along Bascom)
 70   - Monterey & Senter - Milpitas*70   - Capitol LRT Station - Milpitas
 71   - Milpitas - The Villages
*71   - Eastridge - Milpitas
 72   - Downtown San Jose - Cherry & Almaden
 72   - Downtown San Jose - Los Gatos Hospital
 72   - Downtown San Jose - Monterey & Senter
*72   - Downtown San Jose - Santa Teresa LRT
*73   - Downtown San Jose - Capitol & Snell
 74   - Eastrsige - Milpitas
*74   - Eastridge - Baypointe LRT
 75   - Santa Teresa Hospital - Alviso
*76   - Los Gatos - Summit Rd. - Los Gatos
*77   - Evergreen College - Milpitas
 78   - Never used
 79   - Never used
 80   - Never used (Was planned as a route to Palo Alto Baylands)
 81   - McKee & Toyon - Cabrillo & Calabasas
*81   - McKee & White - Vallco
 81A  - McKee & Toyon - Kaiser Hospital
 82   - Pruneyard - 1st & Gish
 82   - Pruneyard - Zanker & Hwy 237
*82   - Westgate - 17th & Hedding
 83   - Kelley Park - Good Samaritan
 83   - Good Samaritan Hospital - Tamien LRT Station
 83A  - Keyes & 12th - Princeton Plaza
 83A  - Kelley Park - Good Samaritan
 84   - Mountain View - Palo Alto
 85   - 10th & Hedding - Valley Fair
*85   - 10th & Hedding - Moorpark & Williams
 86   - Moutain View - Stanford University
 86   - San Antonio Shopping Center - Stanford Shooping Center
*86   - San Antonio Shopping Center - Stanford University
 87   - Valley Fair - McLaughlin & William
 87   - Valley Fair - Monroe & Franklin
*87   - Valley Fair - Scott & El Camino
 88   - P.A. Vets Hosp. - Palo Alto S.P. Depot
*88   - P.A. Vets. Hosp. - Louis & Meadow
*88A  - P.A. Vets. Hosp. - Meadow & Waverley
 90   - Downtown San Jose - Capitol & Rosenbaum, became 72
 91   - Eastridge - Union & Cambriana, became 37
 92   - Mayfield Mall - M.V. S.P. Depot, merged with 97
 93   - Capitol & Rosenbaum - Almaden & Blossom Hill, merged with 83
 94   - Pruneyard - Westgate
 95   - Winchester & Payne - De Anza College, merged with 25
 96   - De Anza College - Kaiser Hospital, Santa Clara, merged with 99
 96   - Dial-A-Ride (used for remainder of service after Oct. 1998)
 97   - Mountain View Loop, El Camino Hospital - Castro & Villa
 97   - San Antonio Shopping Center - Sylvan & El Camino, became 50
 98   - De Anza College - Tasman & Lawrence, became 55
*98#  - Used for special service buses (49ers service etc.)
 99   - Sunnyvale S.P. Depot - De Anza College
 99   - Sunnyvale S.P. Depot - Kaiser Hospital
 99   - Sunnyvale S.P. Depot - Valley Fair
 99   - Sunnyvale S.P. Depot - Westgate, became 53
Various numbers in the 90s are used for training and other internal uses.

Express Routes
 1    - Campbell - Palo Alto, became express 101
 2    - S. San Jose - Palo Alto, became Express 142/144
 3    - Los Gatos - Fremont BART
 3    - San Jose - Fremont BART, became express 180
 4    - Piedmont Hills - Palo Alto, became express 104
 5    - Eastridge - Sunnyvale S.P., became express 145
 6    - Campbell - Lockheed, became express 126
 7    - W. San Jose - Moffett/Ames, became express 117
 8    - Almaden Valley - Lockheed, became express 128
 9    - Never Used
 10   - Non-express routes
 11   - Fremont BART - Sunnyvale, now express 141
 12   - San Jose - Gilroy, became express 160, Originally express 68.
*101  - Camden & Hwy 85 - Palo Alto
 102  - Santa Clara - Palo Alto
*102  - S. San Jose - Palo Alto
 103  - Eastridge - Palo Alto, became 503
*104  - Piedmont Hills - Palo Alto
 117  - Camden & Branham - Moffett/Ames
 120  - Fremont BART - Lockheed, became 520
*122  - S. San Jose - Lockheed
 123  - Capitol & Alum Rock - Lockheed, became 321
 124  - Eastridge - Lockheed, became 321
 125  - Saratoga - Lockheed
 126  - Campbell - Lockheed
 127  - Almaden Valley - Lockheed
 127  - Almaden Valley - Great America (merged into Express 128)
 128  - Almaden Valley - Lockheed (now limited stop routes 328 & 330)
 129  - K-Mart Fruitdale - Lockheed
 140  - Fremont BART - Mtn. View
*140  - Fremont BART - Sunnyvale Caltrain
*141  - Fremont BART - Great America
 142  - S. San Jose - Palo Alto, became 304
 144  - S. San Jose - Mtn. View, became 304A
 145  - Eastridge - Mountain View, became 345
 160  - Gilroy - San Jose
 160  - Gilroy - N. San Jose
 160  - Gilroy - Santa Teresa & Cottle
 161  - Palo Alto - Downtown San Jose
 162  - Almaden Valley-N 1ST Express
 163  - Los Gatos - Milpitas
 164  - Downtown San Jose - IBM Bailey
 165  - Saratoga - Oak Creek
*180  - San Jose - Fremont BART
 182  - Palo Alto - IBM Bailey
 185  - Los Gatos - IBM Cottle

Limited Stop Routes
*300  - E. San Jose - Stanford University
 301  - Downtown San Jose - De Anza College
 302  - Santa Teresa & Bernal - Lockheed, Light Rail Simulation
 303  - Downtown San Jose - Almaden Valley, Light Rail Simulation
 304  - S. San Jose - Palo Alto
*304  - S. San Jose - Mtn. View
 304A - S. San Jose - Mtn. View, became 305
*305  - S. San Jose - Mtn. View
*321  - Eastridge - Lockheed
*328  - Almaden - Lockheed
*330  - Almaden - N. San Jose
*345  - Eastridge - Mountain View
 350  - Almaden - Shoreline

Express Routes (Former Super Express Routes)
 501  - Mtn. View - Applied Technology (Custom Commute)
*501  - Palo Alto - IBM Bailey
 502  - Gilroy - Civic Center
*503  - Eastridge - Palo Alto
 520  - Fremont BART - Lockheed
*520  - Fremont BART - Shoreline Industrial Park
*521  - Gilroy - Lockheed

Light Rail Shuttles
      - Patrick Henry Shuttle (never given a number)
*801# - Great America Shuttle
 802# - Lockheed Shuttle
*803# - River Oaks Shuttle
 804# - Orchard LRT Shuttle
*804# - Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH)
*805# - Metro Shuttle
*806# - IBM Shuttle
*807# - Kaiser Hospital Shuttle
 808# - Creekside Shuttle
*809# - Old Ironsides Shuttle #2
*810# - Old Ironsides Shuttle #1
*811# - Sunnyvale Shuttle
*812# - McCarthy Area Shuttle
*813# - Orchard Shuttle

ACE Shuttles
 
821 -
*822 -
*823 -
*824 -
*825 -
*826 -
*827 -
*828 - Baypointe Shuttle
*829 -
*830 -
*831 -

Light Rail
*900# - Light Rail (Almaden - Ohlone-Chynoweth)
*901# - Light Rail (Santa Teresa - Baypointe)
*902# - Light Rail (Mountain View - Baypointe)
 903  - Reserved for Vasona (Downtown San Jose or Civic Center - Campbell)
 903-
 910  - Used for various stages of service and planning
 904  - Bus Bridge for Tasman Construction (Component - Old Ironsides)
 904  - Bus Bridge for Tasman Construction (1st & Tasman - Old Ironsides)
*920# - Historic Trolley - Summer Schedule
*921# - Historic Trolley - Holiday Schedule

902 will continue to be used for the extensions of Tasman East and Capitol.

JPB/JPA Service
*970# - Hwy 17 Express
*971# - Dumbarton Bridge Express
For in-house use only, mainly for looking at transfers and some in-house uses, Caltrain's schedule in put into VTAs scheduling system as routes 991 and 992. 991 - Gilroy to Menlo Park, 992 is Atherton to San Fransisco. 993 is the ACE train. 972 is the Santa Cruz Connector, 973 is the San Benito Express to Gilroy.

Numbers not listed have never been used, or can't find evidence of having been used. There is no gauruntee as to completeness either.

Planned Routes, Never Implemented
 69   - Good Samaritan - Alviso, via Bascom, Washington, Lafayette.
 80   - Stanford University - Palo Alto Baylands

Sections of Road - Planned but Never Used
Over the years various sections of road have been planned to be used, but for various reasons were never served. Some reasons include City refusal to allow buses on road, low ridership potential, poor operating situations. Not all of these got very far in the planning stages.

Hedding St.
         Between Winchester and Coleman.
Lafayette/Washington/Bascom
         Between Walsh and Forest.
Westmont
         Between Hacienda and Quito.
Cox
         Between Saratoga-Sunnyvale and Saratoga.
Hellyer
         East of Senter Rd.  (this is being looked at again)
Seven Trees
         Between Capitol Expwy. and Senter Rd.

Upcoming Changes
April
2001
 350  - Delete route
 67   - Route being truncated at Capitol LRT Station

Being discussed for FY2000/2001
None of this should be taken as the actual plans for next year.  This is just what some of the discussions have resulted in at the moment (Sep. 12, 2000)
 17  - Gilroy Transit Center. (July 2001)
 18  - Gilroy Transit Center. (July 2001)
 19  - Gilroy Transit Center. (July 2001)
 22  - Routing change in Eastridge Area. (Done)
 23  - Routing change and service level change.
 39  - Routing change. (Done)
 70  - Routing change in Eastridge area. (Done)
 77  - Routing change in Eastridge area. (Done)
350  - New route serving Almaden and Shoreline (Started 7/2000, deleted 4/2001)
There are also changes being discussed to restructure some of the express/limited stop routes due to changes in ridership/travel patterns.

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