VTA Bus Stop Signs
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.
This is a brief history of the various bus stop signs used by SCCTD/TA from 1973 to the present.
SCCTD/TA inherited from San Jose City Lines/Greyhound/ Peninsula Lines/Peerless. Not counted as SCCTD/TA signs.
Blue 12"x12" sign with picture of bus.
Blue 12"x18" with picture of bus, info
number and route numbers.
Slight variation on sign 2 using a different typeface.
Slight variation of sign 2, bus picture changed.
Slight variation of sign 3, bus picture changed.
Orange 12"x12" sign used to denote express stops.
Slight variation of sign 4, orange bottom for express only signs.
First major redesign in a while, sign size changed to 14"x20", grid placed on sign for route numbers, phone number put on in read to denote Express
stop, wheelchair symbol to denote accessible routes, circular sticker to denote "Bonus Bus"
Test sign version of 5 that is white instead of blue.
White sign, 15"x20" with strips for
each route with the number of the route and the destination. red strip saying Express Stop to denote express stops. Max 6 strips per sign, extra wing used for additional strips.
Current Sign. Blue sign, 15"x23". A larger version 15"x31" is also used. Strips have 3" route numbers followed by route destinations in
1/2-3/4" letters. Signs installed in various combinations of small and large depending on number of routes serving stop. Color of strip is used to denote type of route, red=express/super express,
green=limited, blue=regular service. These signs were installed in the spring of 1995.
This is a slight variation in sign 7 where the TA logo
is replaced by the VTA logo.
This is a slight variation that is designed to have route number strips installed on both sides of the sign.
Designed for use at locations with multiple stops, such as transit centers.
I don't have exact dates for most of the signs, Sign 5/5A were installed in the early-mid 80's, sign 6 was first
installed in 91.
During the last updating of the signs, various older signs were deleted, most where sign 6, but all others were found except 1 and the orange 12"x12" signs used for
express stops. Once the last few stops were fixed, SCCTD/TA has been using the same type of sign at all stops for only the second time since 1973. The last time that occurred was with sign 1. The last
signs of style 1 was deleted by me from a stop that had not been used in service for approx. ten years when I deleted the sign.
There are some specialized signs use at various transit centers,
such as Palo Alto Caltrain, Eastridge, and Valley Fair.
This is as complete as I know it, there may be mistakes and some people might number the signs differently.