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Due to the rapid pace of information, updates and resources relating to COVID-19 and the Coronavirus have been moved to its own page. Other updates, announcements, and opportunities will remain on this page.

VTA Service Adjustments Starting Aug. 10

VTA makes adjustments quarterly to bus and light rail schedules to align with local and regional transit services better. On Aug. 10, VTA will increase levels of service and frequency in anticipation of more people returning to work and school.

The following service changes will take effect on Monday, August 10:
Many routes will have improved frequency or span of service on weekdays.

  • Route 21 – Will operate the entire route to and from Santa Clara on weekdays.
  • Route 26 – Regular weekday service to West Valley College will resume.
  • Route 40 – Regular weekday and Saturday service to Foothill College will resume.
  • Routes 51/51H – Regular weekday service will resume to Truman & Bryant and Route 51H will resume operation. Service will no longer be provided at the stop at Bryant & Ivan near Alta Vista High School.
  • Route 55 – Regular weekday routing of northbound afternoon buses at Fremont High School will resume.
  • Routes 57 & 59 – Regular weekday and Saturday service to Mission College will resume.
  • Express 121 – Service will resume at a later date (to be determined by the sponsors of this route).
  • Rapid 523 – Weekend service will be discontinued.

More information available here


Affordable Housing Applyathon

Community Services Agency (CSA) and Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) are hosting a hybrid affordable housing workshop on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020. A virtual affordable housing presentation, followed by a safe application distribution. CSA and SCS will follow all COVID-19 guidelines Santa Clara County and the city of Mountain View and Sunnyvale have set forth. Please wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and be sure to stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms to keep everyone safe. Thank you and we hope that you can join us! For more information, please contact Eonis Cibrian Pelayo at [email protected].


Caltrain Draft Equity Policy

Caltrain is developing a policy to advance equity within the system and neighboring communities. This policy will help address systemic inequality by taking steps to ensure the Caltrain system is accessible and useful to all. The policy also advances efforts to improve Caltrain connections to the regional transit network and provide direction on service priorities during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Caltrain has received meaningful feedback and in order to provide further opportunities for engagement, has extended the comment deadline to August 21st.

This policy is a crucial starting point. There is more work that Caltrain will need to do as it navigates a rapidly changing transportation landscape. Caltrain is asking for your input in crafting the policy. View in English - Español - 漢語 .

Help shape Caltrain’s future and your community’s experience with Caltrain! Your feedback is appreciated and will help create the strongest policy possible.

There are multiple ways to provide feedback:



California High-Speed Rail - Draft Environmental Impact Report/Statement for San Francisco to San Jose Project Section

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) welcomes your input on the San Francisco to San Jose Draft Environmental Impact Report/Statement (DEIR/EIS). Comments are accepted until September 9, 2020. This is the final opportunity to provide comment on the Project’s effects in your community.

More information available here


#BikeMatchSV: Get a Bike, Give a Bike, Fix a Bike

#BikeMatchSV matches people who cannot afford a bicycle with people who have bicycles they are not using.

Cannot afford a bicycle but need one to get around?
Fill out a form and we will try to match you with a donor to receive a free bicycle. The priority is for essential trips, but all transportation needs will be considered

Have a bike you aren’t using?
If it’s in perfect working order, we’ll match you with a recipient. If it needs a bit of work, SVBE will refurbish the bike and give it new life. We’ll make an appointment for your drop-off.

Have a bike you aren’t using?
If it’s in perfect working order, we’ll match you with a recipient. If it needs a bit of work, SVBE will refurbish the bike and give it new life. We’ll make an appointment for your drop-off.

Want to help with the effort?
You can make a donation to cover the cost of bike parts (the average bike we refurbish requires $40 in parts). If you can help to repair bikes at home, please leave a message at the phone number below.

If you need a bike, have a bike you not using or would like to donate, please complete a form here: http://bikex.org/bikematch. If you need assistance, please call or text us at: 650-417-3091.
The #BikeMatchSV program is sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.


Business Survey

To help determine the best ways to assist in a meaningful way, the City of Mountain View is surveying the local business community to gauge impacts and better understand the challenges that you may face from a business perspective.

Your individual responses are confidential and information will only be shared in the aggregate. However, if you would like to participate in ongoing conversations with the City, please provide your contact information on the survey form. The questionnaire is short to be respectful of your time, but please feel free to add anything that you think will inform us. Remember, the more we know the more we can help.

Take the survey


Support for the MV Sister City Exchange Students

From The MVSC City Exchange Students & MVSC Board:

"This summer, five high school students will be traveling to Iwata, Japan in a foreign exchange program through the Mountain View Sister City Affiliation. Through this program, we hope to emerge ourselves in the culture and open our minds to new ideas in Japan.

To help raise money for our trip to Japan, we are teaming up with the Boon Supply Fundraiser. Through this fundraiser supporters can buy shopping bags, totes, kitchen supplies, and much more from the online catalog. Boon Supply will donate 40% of these purchases to our program for no additional cost. To help fund raise, the link below will take you to our fundraiser where you can select Shop This Cause and proceed to make your purchases. All purchases under the MVSC Affiliation support our program and help cover funds in our trip to Japan.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at [email protected].

Link to Boon Supply Click: here."


Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures on Interstate 280 In Multiple Cities within San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties

Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties – Caltrans will begin a resurfacing and improvement project on Interstate 280 (I-280), in the following cities; Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, and Palo Alto. The project will begin north of Sand Hill Road in San Mateo County, to Foothill Boulevard in Santa Clara County.

Construction will include grinding and paving, curb ramps and guardrails enhancements to preserve and extend the life of the existing pavement and improve ride quality on I-280. Project activities will be conducted during the evening. Intermittent ramp and lane closures will take place with at least one lane for traffic throughout the night. Detours will be in place. Work will continue throughout the Summer of 2022.

Overnight Work Schedule:
Northbound and Southbound I-280
Monday through Friday: 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Residents will experience normal construction noise, which will be monitored.

Message and directional signs will be in place to assist motorists traveling in the area. For 24/7 traffic updates, follow 511.org: https://twitter.com/511SFBAY.

For real-time traffic, click-on Caltrans QuickMap: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.


Caltrain Electrification

In Summer 2018, Caltrain began performing work along the railroad corridor in Mountain View.

The activities during this time included locating underground utilities, testing soil conditions, inspecting signal/communication equipment, potholing, and pruning/removing trees in preparation for the installation and operation of the Overhead Contact System that will power electric trains.

Caltrain crews will be extending the existing set-out track approximately 500 feet in order to accommodate on-track equipment required for Caltrain Electrification. The current set-out track is between Farley Street and South Shoreline Boulevard in Mountain View. Construction will require a staging area for foundation installation, pole installation, construction material and pole delivery and storage as well as for loading and unloading of train cars. The loading and unloading of construction train cars and equipment will require the use of trucks, loading of construction trains and occasional use of backup alarms. Staging is expected to begin in October 2019 with construction occurring over a 8-12 month period.

Vehicles will enter the staging area off of Central Expressway at Farley Street. Egress will occur south of South Shoreline Boulevard back onto the Central Expressway.

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Mountain View Green Building and Reach Codes FAQ

The City’s Community Development Department has created a new webpage to provide information regarding the recently adopted Reach Codes.

Information regarding the City’s Amended Green Building Codes (MVGBC) and Reach Code:


New State Legislation

The California state legislature has adopted several bills that went into effect on January 1, 2020. A nice summary of several new laws is available here.

Many of these laws are quite consequential, but particularly noteworthy are AB 1482 and SB 329. AB 1482 enacts a statewide rent cap (allowing annual rent increases no greater than 5% plus inflation) and prohibits landlords from evicting tenants without just cause. It is important to keep in mind that the state law allow cities to enact stronger renter protections. Renters in the City of Mountain View are protected by the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (CSFRA), also known as Measure V. More information about CSFRA is available here.

SB 329 prohibits discrimination against tenants with housing vouchers.