The South County Community Bus program, approved by the VTA Board last week, almost got unanimous support from the community. The issue involves the proposed line 18, which will replace line 68 between the Downtown Gilroy Transit Center (Caltrain station) and Gavilan College. Some Gavilan students and staff who can take a direct bus from as far north as Downtown San Jose will require an extra transfer, and perhaps an extra fare, for the trip to the college.
Currently not every trip on line 68 goes to Gavilan. Many of the trips during the peak hours, and most night and weekend trips, end at the Gilroy Transit Center.
With the approval of the plan, there's still an opportunity to provide timed transfer between line 18, 68 and all other buses in Gilroy to mitigate the inconvenience.