Summer will soon be here, and school will be out for many South Bay youths who will likely be looking for travel options to shopping, entertainment, jobs and sporting activities.
Valley Transportation Authority can help.
For the ninth consecutive year, VTA is selling discounted Summer Blast Pass tickets to teens and children ages 17 and younger. The passes are good for unlimited rides on VTA Bus and Light Rail trains from June 1 through Aug. 31.
At $75, the Summer Blast Pass costs $60 less than the price of buying three monthly youth passes at the regular price. In addition, pass holders get free offers and discounts at various South Bay businesses including California’s Great America, Gilroy Gardens, Raging Waters, The Retro Dome, Camera Cinemas, Pizza My Heart, and El Pollo Loco.
The pass is popular, with as many as 2,200 sold in recent years according to Brandi Childress, a VTA spokeswoman. Childress added that it’s important that young people buy the Summer Blast Pass tickets in May so that can get the maximum value out of the three month program.
Summer Blast Pass tickets can be purchased at the following locations:
- VTA Customer Service Center, 2 N. First St., San Jose
- VTA Headquarters, 3331 N. First St., San Jose
- Westfield Mall – Oakridge, 925A Blossom Hill Road, San Jose
- The Retro Dome, 1694 Saratoga Ave., San Jose
- Westfield Mall – Valley Fair, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
For more details about the Summer Blast Pass, visit the VTA website at www.vta.org/sbp.