Santa Cruz Metro and VTA run a service from SJ
Caltrain (Diridon/Cahill Stn.) over the hill to Santa Cruz MetroCenter, right downtown...except they don't. Not now anyway--big bus strike in Santa Cruz. Check www.santacruzsentinel.com
for strike details.
, however, walk about 5 blocks east from the SJ
train station and catch one of Greyhound's (few) trips to Santa Cruz; Greyhound is on Almaden Avenue between San Fernando and Santa Clara Streets. That's what a lot of people are doing to connect between train and Santa Cruz during the strike. Remember, strike means no buses at all in SC
, so no local service either.
Hopefully the strike will be over by the time you have your bonfire, *and* it won't be raining yet.