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VTA issues reminder that it remains open

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has spread word to make clear that it remains open and on schedule despite the countywide “shelter in place” provisions instituted until April 7, 2020.

Essential government services exempt from the shelter in place requirements include public transit, of which VTA is a part.

This means that VTA’s bus, light rail, and paratransit services shall continue to remain in effect. They must, however, in accordance with the temporary restrictions, be used for the sake of essential travel, which means travel by workers in essential industries (including healthcare, childcare, and food services) or by those in need of such services. In other words, people can take VTA to the hospital, to their doctor or pharmacy, or to the food store or restaurants providing takeout. 

The standing VTA schedule has not changed.



Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.
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