Mobility Plan for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

San Mateo County’s senior population is expected to grow more than 70 percent over the next 20 years. The San Mateo County Transit District (District) is currently experiencing double-digit rates of growth in paratransit ridership. In response to these trends, SamTrans updated the 2006 Senior Mobility Action Plan. The purpose of this planning effort was to develop effective mobility programs for older adults and people with disabilities in San Mateo County.

  • Plan innovative transportation services for older adults and people with disabilities, which could be implemented and operated by SamTrans or other partners
  • Identify viable alternatives to paratransit
  • Form new partnerships with nonprofit and for-profit organizations
  • Leverage existing funding and new funding sources

The Final Mobility Plan recommends seven overarching strategies and eleven programs to improve the mobility of older adults and people with disabilities. These strategies include a mix of traditional and innovative transportation services and programs that can potentially be implemented in the next one to two years.

The Plan was adopted by the SamTrans Board of Directors on October 3, 2018.

Plan Documents

Mobility Plan for Older Adults and People with Disabilities Document (PDF, 6MB)

Appendix A – Shared-use Mobility Definitions (PDF, 50KB)
Appendix B – Working Paper: Summary of Outreach Results (Available upon request)
Appendix C – Working Paper: Target Populations Analysis Summary (Available upon request)
Appendix D – Safe Routes to Transit for older Adults and People with Disabilities (PDF, 548KB)
Appendix E – Paratransit Progress Summary (PDF, 76KB)
Appendix F – Stakeholder Committee (PDF, 110KB)