Monday is Here
To quote The Mamas And The Papas, “Monday Monday, so good to me, Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be…”
I’m not in the habit of looking forward to Mondays, but as a taxi driver, this particular Monday has been on my hurry-up-and-get-here list for awhile now.
The new direct connector ramp from Airport Boulevard to southbound I-880 was opened to the public today making exiting the Mineta San Jose International Airport much easier.
Armed with an intense desire and my SF-Metroblogging card, I was able to gain access to the I-880/Coleman Avenue Interchange Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. I stood outside of the clear plastic tent listening to a few short speeches. Those in attendance were then offered a VTA bus ride to view the new route.
I asked a fellow who looked as though he might know if the bus tour invitation was open to everyone. As he was thinking over my question, I again flashed my Metroblogging card and began to explain blogging, when he said that I could follow him.
By following him, I found myself on the bus sitting behind Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez and U.S. House of Representative Zoe Lofgren. Across the aisle was U.S. House of Representative Mike Honda. Not bad company.
The group boarded onto two VTA buses, and our tour began. Our driver made a skillful u-turn and we started our decent down the new ramp. At the entrance to the tunnel we got off of the bus for the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
There is still much work to be done at the airport, but at least the new I-880/Coleman Interchange will make every day of the week, not just Monday, more enjoyable.
More photos on Flickr.