SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Ride a bus in Silicon Valley? Throw out your old schedule. Changes have been made to just about every route, effective Monday morning.

These changes are done on a quarterly basis to improve service. Regardless of which line you take, your bus more than likely isn’t arriving at the “usual” time anymore.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

“All the VTA bus routes will experience some adjustment,” outlined Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority spokeswoman Brandi Childress. “This morning passengers are going to see some improved connectivity and change in frequency to their bus routes. And we do this so we can improve on-time performance for our passengers and provide a good connection to other local services and regional services.”

It’s been some time since the transit system launched a major overhaul of its bus schedule.

“The last time we did a major service change was in January 2008 when we did the total overhaul of all of our buses. Now we’re making minor tweaks,” said Childress. “This morning passengers are going to see some minor schedule and or frequency changes due to our quarterly services changes that we are making with the VTA bus lines,” said Childress.

“I’d like to see a shorter waiting period,” one 63-line rider said in support of the minor scheduling tweaks. “I’m waiting for 15 minutes or more so I bet it will be like 5 minutes. It’s good.”

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