The Highway 17 Express is a thruway bus service provided by a consortium of entities which provides regional service between San José and Santa Cruz County in the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The bus service is a consolidation of corridor based commuter service between Santa Cruz and more limited service beyond to Soquel along the State Route 17 communities of the Santa Cruz Mountains including Scotts Valley, Redwood Estates, Summit, and Pasatiempo with job centers in the Silicon Valley. Soquel (soʊˈkɛl is a Census-designated place (CDP in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. State Route 17 commonly known locally as Highway 17, is a Freeway and Expressway that runs between San Jose and Santa Cruz in the The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a Mountain range in central California, United States. Scotts Valley is a small city in eastern Santa Cruz County, California, United States, about ten miles (16 km south of San Jose and six miles Redwood Estates is a rural community along State Route 17 in the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains of California, USA. Summit is a small unincorporated community more frequently referred to by locals as the Loma Prieta Community located predominately in Santa Cruz County California Pasatiempo ( Spanish: "pastime" is an unincorporated community in Santa Cruz County, California, United States, located For the valley nicknamed "Silicone Valley" see San Fernando Valley. This is combined with feeder and delivery service for several Amtrak California lines which serve Diridon Station a regional intermodal hub from where passengers may transfer to VTA buses or light rail in addition to ACE, Capitol Corridor and Caltrains and also many regional Amtrak routes. This article is about Amtrak passenger service in California For the USA nationwide inter-city passenger service please see Amtrak. Diridon Station (formerly the Cahill Depot or the Southern Pacific Depot; also known as San José Diridon or Downtown San José-Diridon Station Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA is a Special-purpose district responsible for public transit services congestion management specific highway improvement The Altamont Commuter Express (also known as ACE, pronounced "ace" is a Regional rail service in California connecting Stockton The Capitol Corridor is a 172-mile (275 km Passenger train route operated by Amtrak in California. Caltrain ( AAR reporting marks JPBX) is a California Commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara During commute hours service extends beyond the hub with direct service to Downtown San José, at other times passengers may take free shuttles connecting Diridon with downtown.
The service is financed, operated, and benefits Amtrak, VTA, and Santa Cruz Metro, using buses from the latter two agencies. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (SCMTD or simply the Santa Cruz Metro, provides bus service throughout Santa Cruz County California.