November 4, 2013

Homeless turn overnight Calif. bus route into 'hotel'

SAN JOSE, Calif. —  Line 22, the only bus route that runs 24 hours in the Santa Clara (Calif.) Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) system, becomes an unofficial shelter each night, with riders taking the two-plus hour trip from East San Jose to Palo Alto before heading back again, according to the Daily Times.

VTA officials make clear that homeless people have just as much right to ride as anyone as long as they obey the rules such as no smoking, eating or drinking, the Times reported.

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  • Jose Francisco Medeiros[ July 17th, 2014 @ 2:06pm ]

    There is no room at the Inn or the Stable for the Homeless in Santa Clara County. Another great Mercury News Story. The sad thing, is that Innvision and Little Orchard homeless shelter's in San Jose won't even let some one that is homeless take a free shower who is a non resident even in this July heat. At a minimum shelters who receive government funding should provide a public restroom and free shower to those who have to live in the their cars, sleep on the bus, or live near creeks and under bridges due to lack of beds or just won't be accepted due to alcoholism, drug addictions, or a mental health issue's. Innvision also cut out their free Saturday morning breakfast to the homeless who are non residents, even though it is provided by a Christian organization at no cost to them, citing that they are disruptive and have vandalized their bathroom or try and use it to bird bath.


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