Once you step out onto the I-880 Milpitas train station platform, you'll have no doubt that you're in the middle of…More Silicon Valley. Tech companies, including Cisco Systems, span as far as the eye can see. Men and women with briefcases, iPhones and plaid button-ups swarm the streets during lunch hour. Many are probably headed to one of the various eateries within walking distance of the station.</p>
<p>Milpitas Square and McCarthy Ranch are within a few blocks of the I-880 Milpitas stop. No matter your dining prefence, there is a restaurant to meet your needs. Mexican? Head to On the Border Mexican Bar and Grill. Asian? Tung Kee Noodle will hit the spot. Italian? Pasta Pomodoro has some of the best pasta dishes in town. For good-old American grub, try the tasty, wallet-friendly meal deals at Applebee's. Need something fast? In-N-Out, of course.</p>
<p>At the end of the business day, a lot of the hard-working tech folks like to blow off a little steam and spend a little money. You'll probably find them checking out the latest gadgets at Best Buy or leafing through the best sellers at Borders. And if that's not enough, PetSmart, Dollar Tree, Ross and DSW are all within a few steps.</p>
<p>All of these locations and so many more are accessible from the I-880 Milpitas stop. The stop itself is a beautiful street-level station complete with telescope and block structure artwork. Trains run every 15 to 60 minutes depending on the time of day. Benches are available while you wait, and if your phone dies, probably one of the last pay phones in existence is also available.</p>
<p>Ticket prices are very resonable and depend on usage.</p>
<p>Adult single ride (2 hours): $2. Youth single ride (17 and younger): $1.75. Adult day pass: $5. Youth day pass: $4.</p>
<p>Other passes and discounts can be found on the VTA website listed here.</p>
<p>Warning: Rush hour trains (4 to 6 p.m.) are packed tight with engineers and commuters.</p>
Chevron Corporation 1249 Great Mall Dr, Milpitas, CA95035 Located adjacent to a McDonald's restaurant and equal in distance from the I-680 and I-880, this Chevron gas station is…More a popular one-stop fuel shop. In addition to the Golden Arch's burgers and fries, the station features its own convenience store with sodas, candy and snacks. For cars approaching empty, there are three grades of gasoline, but no diesel. Water and air are also available.
Days Inn Milpitas 270 S Abbott Ave, Milpitas, CA95035 Enjoy your stay at the Days Inn in Milpitas. The comfortable and affordable motel is right off I-880, within walking…More distance of restaurants, convenience stores and gas stations. Continental breakfast is served in the lobby every morning from 6am t0 9am for guests. Days Inn also has a swimming pool and free wi-fi.
So Gong Dong Tofu House 231 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA95035 So Gong Dong Tofu House is a cozy gathering spot for hot soft tofu soups and plates of Korean barbecue. The menu…More includes traditional dishes, served with complementary small platters of kimchi and picked vegetables that are refilled at no charge. Lunch time can be a crowded experience as the restaurant is located near the intersection of I-880 and highway 237.
Do you work in the tech industry along McCarthy Boulevard? Say a sweet prayer for this station as you pass by on your…More way to work. City of Milpitas Fire Station No. 4 covers everything west of I-880 from Dixon Landing Road down to Montague Expressway. When incidents happen at work, these firefighters are the first responders. </p>
<p>The hazmat unit is housed at this station. There's a truck equipped with hazmat suits, air bottles, testers and monitors. The firefighters deal with chemical spills, for example, when a car accident causes anti-freeze to escape from a punctured tank. </p>
<p>Other important trucks are housed at this station. The command unit for the Office of Emergency Services is reserved for situations of mass casualties. In addition, the demonstration trailer for kids is kept in the back of the building.</p>
This location is the headquarters for the fire department, which includes administrative offices and a tall tower…More used for training. At any given moment, one battalion chief and seven firefighters are stationed here. The battalion chief's command vehicle is reserved for situations where it is necessary to direct personnel on location.</p>
<p>Among the various trucks and engine, the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) is used for collapses and heavy rescue. This vehicle carries special tools, including the jaws-of-life, the ability to fill air bottles and on-scene lighting.</p>
<p>Fire station No. 1 generally covers the area from I-880 east to the railroad tracks, from the north part of the city down to Calaveras Boulevard. </p>