By Alex Eisenhart  |  @AlexOnTransit

Countdown to the Cup @ Levi’s Stadium

The U.S. Women’s Soccer team’s Countdown to the Cup is coming to Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. for a match against South Africa.

As always, Caltrain and VTA are your key to enjoying the game without enduring the cost or hassle of traffic and parking. Get off at the Mountain View Station and connect to VTA light rail for service to Levi’s Stadium if seeing the game live is your GOAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!

The Lightning Thief @ San Jose Center for Performing Arts

The Lightning Thief, a musical adaptation of the Percy Jackson best-selling novel, is coming to San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. The show will be running Friday, May 10, through Sunday, May 12.

We encourage theatregoers to take Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Station and either walk or connect to VTA light rail for service to Convention Center Station. Enjoy the show!

SamTrans Launches New OnDemand Service in Pacifica

SamTrans has launched a new OnDemand service in Linda Mar, Pacifica. SamTrans OnDemand offers point-to-point shuttle service within a designated coverage area at standard SamTrans fare rates.

SamTrans OnDemand allows riders to request a trip through a smartphone app or through the SamTrans Customer Service Call Center. Once a trip is booked, a shuttle is routed to the pickup location and can be tracked through the app in real-time.

SamTrans modeled the service on a concept known as microtransit, where smaller vehicles are dynamically routed in real-time using a technology platform and passenger app. Services similar to this are being launched throughout California in more low-density areas that do not have the population base to sustain traditional bus routes. SamTrans officials identified Linda Mar and conversion of the FLX Pacifica Route as a good test case to see if microtransit could be effectively implemented as a part of the suite of SamTrans services.

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