SANTA CLARA VTA
GILLIG LOW FLOOR BUS No. 2011
Santa Clara VTA
Gillig Low Floor
Page created February 15, 2009. Last updated May 5, 2015.|
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PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2006:First of the series Gillig 2011 on route 22 at El Camino Real and Lawrence Expwy. in Santa Clara on July 29, 2006.
PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2007:Gillig 2011 going to start an afternoon trip on route 53 from Westgate is on S. DeAnza Blvd. at Rainbow Dr. in Cupertino on October 17, 2007. One photo added 05/19/09.
PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2008:
Gillig 2011 in Spare the Air ad wrap is at Stelling Rd. and Stevens Creek Blvd. in Cupertino (next to De Anza College) after having arrived on a route 54 run. The block number is 5541, so this bus was about to pull out for the 55 line. The colors appear to represent the green, yellow, and red alert levels for Spare the Air, plus a blue sky. I like the black treatment around the top. Photos taken June 30, 2008.
More of Gillig 2011 in Spare the Air livery. Once again, it operates the 54/55 block. It rests at Stelling and Stevens Creek (opposite corner from the June 30th pictures) to do a line 54 departure on July 16, 2008.
You notice that the photos I took June 30th and July 16th are all streetside views. Well, I followed and preceded 2011 along route 22 on July 20, 2008 and snapped plenty of curbside photos at a number of locations: The Alameda and N. Keeble Ave. (San Jose) westbound, El Camino Real and Lincoln (Santa Clara, a streetside photo) westbound, El Camino Real and Bernardo (Sunnyvale) westbound, El Camino Real and Galvez (Stanford/Palo Alto) eastbound, and the Santa Clara Transit Center entrance and exit eastbound.
Gillig 2011 in Spare the Air livery on route 51 on August 15, 2008. Bus is seen on Bandley Dr. at Stevens Creek Blvd. and on Castro St. at High School Way/El Camino Real. Six photos added 06/24/09.
PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2009:
Gillig 2011 in Spare the Air colors on route 55 going through Sunnyvale at various points on May 18, 2009. First photo alongside Fremont High School on Fremont Avenue. Second through sixth photos taken from the Caltrain garage as 2011 departed the Sunnyvale Transit Center (Frances St. between Washington and Evelyn). These overhead photos show that the ad wrapping is restricted to the ends and sides. Seventh picture taken as 2011 approached the left turn lane from northbound Lawrence Expressway into Lakewood Village (Lakehaven Drive). Eighth photo at Lakehaven and Meadowlake Drs. Eight photos added 05/18-19/09.
Gillig 2011 in Spare the Air livery on route 54 at Hollenbeck Ave. and Homestead Rd. (first two photos), Stelling Rd. crossing Interstate 280 (third and fourth photos), and at Stelling Rd. and Stevens Creek Blvd. (fifth and sixth photos), all on June 23, 2009. Six photos added 06/23/09.
PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2010:
Gillig 2011 in Spare the Air livery on route 51 in Cupertino (first three photos) and in Mountain View (four thru eight) on April 29, 2010. Eight photos added 05/11/10.
Gillig 2011 in Spare the Air livery on route 54 at Pastoria/Hollenbeck Ave. crossing El Camino Real on May 10, 2010. Three photos added 05/11/2010.
PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2011:Gillig 2011 in Spare the Air livery on route 57 on Bowers Ave. in Santa Clara on June 16, 2011. One photo added 07/25/11.
Gillig 2011 in Spare the Air livery on route 55 at Lakehaven Dr. and Lawrence Expwy. in Sunnyvale on July 18, 2011. One photo added 07/25/11.
PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2014:Gillig 2011 on route 53 southbound at the Sunnyvale Transit Center (first photo) and then at Washington and Sunset Aves. in Sunnyvale (second and third photos) on December 9, 2014. The longtime Spare the Air livery has been gone for at least two years. Three photos added 12/09/14.
PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2015:Gillig 2011 on route 54 northbound at Mathilda and San Aleso Aves. in Sunnyvale on May 1, 2015 in regular and cropped versions of the same picture. Left side wrap advertises Sunnyvale Ford. Two photos added 05/05/15.