Welcome Mountain View Residents!

MVgo offers various programs to encourage residents of Mountain View to consider alternative transportation methods in an effort to reduce traffic congestion throughout the Mountain View Community.

Shuttle Program

Check out our shuttle program, a fare-free service open to the public connecting various Mountain View neighborhoods to downtown Mountain View and the Transit Center during the commute period.

Mountain View Community Shuttle

During the mid-day and evening, the Mountain View Community Shuttle provides a fare- free service to Downtown Mountain View, the San Antonio Center, and the El Camino Hospital, to name a few.

Disclaimer: The MV Community Shuttle is not a service of the Mountain View TMA. For questions about the community shuttle, email

MVgo Mid-Day Mobility

Take advantage of MVgo’s Mid-Day Mobility Program, which offers reimbursements of up to $15 for Uber, Lyft or taxi rides starting or ending in Mountain View between 10AM and 3PM.

VTA Guaranteed Ride Home

VTA offers a Guaranteed Ride Home for qualified emergencies. If you pre-registered and took public transportation or another sustainable mode of transportation to work or school in Santa Clara County, you can receive reimbursement on your trip home in the event of an emergency. Visit VTA’s GRH page for more information on the program and to pre-register.

Merge Carpooling

Try Carpooling! Merge is a FREE ridematching service provided by and is intended to form ongoing commuter carpools.

50% off All Bay Area Transit

The Clipper START pilot program offers single-ride discounts to eligible riders on multiple transit systems around the Bay Area. Participants receive a 50% discount on Bay Area Transit agencies.

To qualify, you must…

  • Be a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Be 19-64 years old
  • Not have an RTC Clipper Card for people with disabilities
  • Have a household income of 200% of the federal poverty level or less

Mass Transit Options

For transportation alternatives beyond Mountain View, check out Caltrain and VTA light rail transit options.   

Caltrain – Caltrain provides frequent commuter rail service along the San Francisco Peninsula, through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy.

VTA Light Rail – VTA’s Orange Line provides light rail connection from the Mountain View Transit Center and other Mountain View locations to San Jose. 

Paratransit Services

VTA ACCESS paratransit service is provided to eligible individuals with disabilities who cannot use conventional accessible bus and light rail transit service due to their physical, visual or cognitive disabilities.

Paratransit is shared ride public transportation, complementary to fixed route transit service. This means paratransit operates within the same service area and service times as VTA bus and light rail service. Customers can expect multiple pick-ups and drop offs along their trips, just like a bus.