Comparison of Access to Mineta San Jose Airport via

Caltrain Metro East and BART Extension



Caltrain Metro East requires fewer transfers than BART for passengers headed to SJC from more places in Santa Clara County, as well as from beyond county borders.



# of Transfers Required

From:

via Caltrain Metro East

via BART + VTA 10 bus or peoplemover to SJC

 other BART stations

1, or more depending on which BART station one is originating from

1, or more depending on which BART station one is originating from

 other Caltrain stations

0 or 1

1

 ACE/Amtrak Capitol

1

1

 Other Amtrak services

1 transfer at San Jose station

2 transfers from San Jose station


 Future HSR

0 or 1 transfer

likely 2 transfers since Santa Clara is too close to San Jose station to make another stop


 Existing and planned Light Rail

one transfer except from Almaden Shuttle stations. Can transfer to CME from light rail at 3 locations: San Jose Diridon, North 1st and Great Mall


At least 1 transfer; transfer point only at Metro/Airport light rail stop

Hwy 17 Express bus from Santa Cruz

1 transfer

2 transfers


Bus lines that allow people to access SJC with just one transfer under BART + VTA 10 bus or peoplemover scenario:  VTA lines 22, 32, 44, 60, 305, 522


Bus lines that allow people to access SJC with just one transfer under Caltrain Metro East Scenario:

San Jose Diridon – VTA lines 22, 63, 64, 65, 68, 522, DASH and Highway 17 Express

North 1st Street – VTA lines 44, 59

Milpitas/Great Mall – VTA lines 33, 46, 47, 59, 66, 70, 71, 77, AC Transit

Additional AC Transit bus lines in Fremont



Prepared for VTA PAC by BayRail Alliance, 1/12/06