Chariot is a crowdfunded transportation service that uses a mobile app exclusively to collect fares and to determine ridership. While all routes operate during the weekday rush hours, their high frequencies (vans between every 5 to 15 minutes) encourage riders to consider using them over San Francisco Muni. And for just $0.75 more than the regular Muni fare, riders enjoy air conditioning, a more express service, and a less crowded ride (although I’ve observed that their vans can be cramped if you’re beyond a certain height).
Alternatively, you can sign up using a computer and login with your Facebook account.
San Francisco Muni
In January 2016, San Francisco Muni launched MuniMobile, a more convenient way to purchase and use transit fares, transit passes, and paratransit services. The following features using the MuniMobile app, downloadable below, are as follows:
Santa Clara VTA
- Better access to transit by shortening or eliminating the distance a rider needs to walk to access a transit stop
- The flexibility of allowing other riders that have similar travel destinations to be picked up and dropped off during the course of your ride
Service details are as follows:
- It operates weekdays only from 5:30am to 8:30pm.
- AM Peak: 5:30am to 9:30am
- PM Peak: 3:30pm to 7:30pm
- All rides must be completed by 8:30pm at the latest.
- The service area is roughly 3.25 square miles, with boundaries at:
- CA-237 to the north
- Montague Expressway to the south
- Coyote Creek to the east
- Guadalupe River to the west
- The fares are:
- $3.00 during the peaks
- $2.00 during the off-peaks