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VTA suspends light-rail service indefinitely

There is no estimate as to when service will resume.
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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has suspended light-rail service indefinitely, following last week's deadly shooting at the agency's rail yard in San Jose, California.

There is no estimate as to when light-rail service will resume, VTA officials said in a statement.

"As the VTA family grieves, attends funerals and supports each other, we have less staff available to operate reliable transit service," they said.

In addition, because of the limited staffing, the authority will no longer offer substitute bus service along light-rail routes.

VTA is directing all its resources to the regular bus network that serves the majority of riders. Limited operator availability means that service will be less frequent, VTA officials said.

On May 26, a VTA employee opened gunfire on coworkers at the Guadalupe Light Rail Yard. Nine VTA employees were killed. The shooter died by suicide.

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