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SamTrans Colma Park & Ride Offers Free Parking

  The SamTrans Colma Park & Ride lot, located next to the Colma BART station at D and Hill streets in Colma, is offering free
SamTrans and Caltrain will Operate a Sunday Schedule for Labor Day

SamTrans and Caltrain will operate a Sunday schedule for Labor Day on Monday, September 4.  SamTrans Sunday bus service is less frequent than the weekday
SamTrans to Hold Additional Outreach on Dumbarton Corridor Study

  SamTrans will be offering several additional opportunities for the public to learn about the Dumbarton Corridor Study report and provide feedback that will help
Take Transit to Burlingame on the Avenue this Weekend

The time has come to find your sound on the stage in Burlingame this weekend. Burlingame on the Avenue comes alive with music to suit
Back to School with SamTrans

Getting ready to go back to school? Starting a new school year generally requires a checklist in order ensure that nothing is left out. Getting
Route 251 & 256 Stop Closure

Due to construction, the eastbound stop on  E.Hillsdale Blvd/Shell Blvd in Foster City is temporarily closed until Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. The stop is located
Serramonte Transit Center Reopens

Effective Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, the Serramonte Transit Center located near Target on the south side of the shopping center will be open for service.
Service Change Due to Work at Palo Alto Transit Center Bus Depot

Aug. 7 - Sept. 21, 2017: The Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot will be temporarily closed due to the University Circle pavement repair project.  Southbound
SamTrans Service Changes

Beginning Sunday, August 6, SamTrans will reinstate school-day only service and adjust service to several of its bus lines. New timetables will soon be available
SamTrans Looks to Improve Travel in the Dumbarton Corridor

  SamTrans released draft recommendations that would address traffic congestion and create new mobility alternatives along the Dumbarton Corridor between Alameda County and San Mateo
SamTrans Announces Customer Experience Survey Results

  SamTrans announced the results of its Customer Experience Survey during its monthly Board of Directors meeting in July. This survey was an effort to
SamTrans Express Bus Study Meeting Schedule

SamTrans will be hosting several meetings for the US-101 Express Bus Feasibility Study . The study will explore the possibility of new express bus service on
SamTrans Board Votes to Eliminate Routes 11, 43 & 89

  Beginning August 6, SamTrans will no longer operate routes 11, 43 and 89. The SamTrans Board of Directors voted unanimously to discontinue the three
SamTrans Colma Park & Ride New Monthly Parking Permits and Daily Fare Increase

The SamTrans Colma Park & Ride lot, located next to the Colma BART station at D and Hill streets in Colma, is offering a new
SamTrans and Caltrain Proclaim June 15th Dump the Pump Day

SamTrans and Caltrain are asking Bay Area drivers to demonstrate how easy it is to replace a car trip with a transit trip for Dump
SamTrans Board of Directors Passes Operating and Capital Budgets

  The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors unanimously approved Fiscal Year 2018 operating and capital budgets at its regular meeting on Wednesday. 
SamTrans and Caltrain Get You to the San Mateo County Fair

  The San Mateo County Fair is here and SamTrans and Caltrain are your ride to one of summer’s most anticipated events. SamTrans is one
SamTrans Route ECR Delays Resolved

Bus service on Route ECR has resumed back to normal service Friday after SamTrans experienced staffing issues that caused some delays the day before. No
SamTrans Route Delays - ECR

On Thursday, customers experienced delays on SamTrans Route ECR due to staffing issues that could affect service into the first week of June. Typically, Route
Caltrain and SamTrans Memorial Day Service

What is more traditional on Memorial Day than enjoying the beach, a hot dog and a baseball game? Celebrate by taking Caltrain to the Giants
Take Transit to Maker Faire Bay Area at San Mateo County Event Center

Hidden in the heart of the innovative Silicon Valley lays the individual “maker” tinkering away in the garage or at the computer developing ideas and
SamTrans Designates May as Older Americans Month

May is full of celebrations, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and Cinco de Mayo. May is also “ Older Americans Month (OAM).” In 1963, President John F.
SamTrans Participates in the San Mateo County Stand Down

SamTrans is honored to be a first-time participant in the San Mateo County Stand Down event taking place this Friday, May 5, from 7 a.m.
Transit District to Livestream All Board Meetings

In an effort to increase public access to meetings and to keep riders better informed, the Board of Directors meetings for SamTrans , Caltrain and the
SamTrans to Hold Community Meetings on Coastside Transit Study

Join SamTrans for a conversation about future bus service in Half Moon Bay and the Coastside at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company for “Brews
Weekday Service Changes Coming in April

  Effective Monday, April 10, weekday service will change to accommodate construction activities slated to begin this spring and summer. The service changes will assist
SamTrans Route Delays

On Friday, customers experienced delays on several SamTrans routes that could affect service throughout the weekend due to staffing issues. We apologize for the inconvenience
SamTrans Announces Bus Operator and Maintenance Employees of the Year

Rene Ebro, a 29-year veteran bus operator, and Daniel Jimenez, an 18-year maintenance department expert, have been named SamTrans’ 2016 Employees of the Year. SamTrans
SamTrans, Caltrain to Use 100 Percent Renewable Electricity from Community Choice Energy Programs

  SAN CARLOS, CA - The Boards of Directors for SamTrans and Caltrain have voted to expand their use of renewable electricity service options for their
Caltrain to Run Modified Service, SamTrans a Non-School Weekday Schedule for Presidents’ Day Holiday

  Caltrain will operate modified service , Saturday service with six additional trains in each direction (including one roundtrip from Gilroy to San Francisco), for the
SamTrans Seeks Volunteers For Citizens Advisory Committee

Public members interested in providing input on local transit programs are encouraged to volunteer for the SamTrans Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The 15-member CAC meets
SamTrans Receives MTC Grant to Speed Up El Camino Real Bus Routes

  The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has announced that SamTrans will receive a 3.4 million grant to implement a Traffic Signal Priority (TSP) system that
SamTrans Making Changes to Six Bus Routes as Part of Regular Service Adjustments

  SamTrans will make changes to six of its bus routes on January 22 as part of the agency’s regularly-scheduled service adjustments.   Three times
SamTrans Announces 2017 Art Takes a Bus Ride Contest for San Mateo County Youth

  Now in its 13 th year, SamTrans is holding its annual Art Takes a Bus Ride contest for young artists throughout San Mateo County.
Caltrain to Run Regular Service, SamTrans a Non-School Day Schedule For MLK Jr. Day Holiday

  Caltrain will operate a regular weekday schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 16. SamTrans will operate a regular, non-school
SamTrans Welcomes New Directors, Elects Officers for 2017

  SamTrans’ Board of Directors swore in two new members and elected its officers for 2017 at the agency’s meeting on January 4. Rose Guilbault
SamTrans to Offer Free Service on New Year’s Eve; Sunday Schedule on New Year’s Day

  Why worry about figuring out a ride home on New Year’s Eve when you can travel on SamTrans for free? Starting at 8 p.m.
SamTrans Begins Work on San Carlos Transit Center Project

On Tuesday, December 27, SamTrans will begin construction of the San Carlos Multi-Modal Transit Center Project , located on the west side of the railroad corridor
Caltrain and SamTrans to Adjust Schedule for Christmas Holiday

  Caltrain and SamTrans will operate the following service for the Christmas holiday: Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 Caltrain will operate a regular Saturday schedule
Grand Boulevard Initiative Task Force Selects Award Winners

Six Peninsula cities recently received top honors for development projects and plans in the El Camino Real corridor that exemplifies the Grand Boulevard Initiative (GBI)
Caltrain and SamTrans to Adjust Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday

  Caltrain and SamTrans will operate on a Sunday schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 24. For the first time, Caltrain will run a
SamTrans Designates October As Disabilities Awareness Month

Reaffirming its commitment to providing high quality service to all passengers while also highlighting the challenges facing persons with mobility impairments, SamTrans has declared October
SamTrans Board Accepting Applications for Public Members

The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill two public-member seats on its board that will expire on Dec.
APTA Honors SamTrans Board Member and Former General Manager

  At this year’s American Public Transportation Association Annual Conference, the organization honored SamTrans Board Member Shirley Harris by naming her Outstanding Board Member of
SamTrans To Hold Community Meetings for Dumbarton Transportation Corridor Study

  SamTrans will host two community meetings next week to continue ongoing discussions on a transportation feasibility study for the Dumbarton Corridor. The feasibility study
Free SamTrans 40th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday

SamTrans is having a party this Saturday, September 10, and the entire community is invited! Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., SamTrans will take over
Caltrain, SamTrans to Operate Sunday Schedules for Labor Day

  Caltrain and SamTrans will operate Sunday schedules for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5. Caltrain will operate 32 trains between San Francisco
Roadeo ChampSamTrans Roadeo Winners Heading to International Competition Next Year

Four SamTrans employees will represent the agency at an international skills competition next year as a result of their victories in the SamTrans Bus Roadeo,
SamTrans Bus Roadeo Returns on August 28

  The SamTrans Bus Roadeo—a skills test that allows operators and maintenance workers to show off their talents and abilities in a series of friendly
SamTrans To Make Additional Scheduling Adjustments to Four Bus Routes

  In an effort to further improve service to the communities the District’s new routes will serve, SamTrans will implement additional scheduling and service adjustments
SamTrans Celebrates 40 Years of Service in San Mateo County

SamTrans is marking four decades of service to San Mateo County and beyond with a celebration that kicked off at today’s board meeting and will
SamTrans Adding Four New School Routes as Part of Regular Service Adjustments

  SamTrans will add four new school-day routes and change the schedules of seven other lines on Sunday, August 7, as part of the agency's
SamTrans and Caltrain Adjusting Schedules for Fourth of July Holiday

  SamTrans and Caltrain will operate Sunday schedules for the Fourth of July Holiday on Monday. During the evening of Fourth of July, Caltrain will
Transit Agencies to Host Upcoming Joint DBE Meeting

Caltrain, SamTrans and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will host two upcoming meetings to inform the business community about the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Availability
SamTrans Offering Up Free Rides For Dump the Pump Day on June 16

  Everyone loves a free ride, which is why SamTrans is offering up fare-less travel on its Route ECR and Route 294 buses next Thursday
Board Votes to Eliminate FLX San Carlos Shuttle Service

Beginning Aug. 7, SamTrans will no longer operate FLX shuttle service in the city of San Carlos. The SamTrans Board of Directors voted unanimously to
SamTrans Board of Directors Passes Balanced Operating and Capital Budgets

The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors unanimously approved balanced Fiscal Year 2017 operating and capital budgets at its regular meeting on Wednesday.
Caltrain, SamTrans to Operate Sunday Schedules for Memorial Day

  Caltrain and SamTrans will operate on Sunday schedules for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30. Caltrain will operate 32 trains between San
Community Meeting, Public Hearing on Possible Elimination of FLX Service

SamTrans will host a community meeting next week to discuss the possible elimination of the FLX San Carlos route, and will be conducting a Title
SamTrans Offering All-You-Can Ride Youth Pass for $40 This Summer

  With summer almost here, it’s the perfect moment for younger residents to purchase the SamTrans Summer Youth Pass, and for the first time ever,
SamTrans Art Contest Winners for 2016 Announced

SamTrans announced the winners of the annual county-wide student art competition Art Takes a Bus Ride at its regular board meeting today. The winning entries
SamTrans To Hold Community Meetings for Dumbarton Corridor Study

  SamTrans will host two community meetings next week to discuss a transportation feasibility study for the Dumbarton Corridor. The study will identify short- and
Special Exhibit for 2016 Art Takes a Bus Ride Contest Taking Place on Sunday

  The considerable creative talents of the Peninsula’s schoolchildren will be on display this Sunday for an exhibition of SamTrans’ Art Takes a Bus Ride
Open Letter from CEO Jim Hartnett

One year ago, I was given the honor and responsibility of leading the transportation businesses that make up the San Mateo County Transit District. The
SamTrans Announces Operator and Maintenance Employees of the Year

  Bernardo “Bernie” Turingan, a 21-year veteran with SamTrans’ maintenance department and bus operator Elizabeth Dabu, a 17-year employee, have been named the agency’s 2015
Transit District Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

The San Mateo County Transit District announced today the hiring of Ilia (Eli) Kay as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kay has 20 years of financial
SamTrans Seek Volunteers For Its Citizens Advisory Committee

Public members interested in providing input on local transit programs are encouraged to volunteer for the SamTrans Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).   The 15-member CAC
Caltrain to Run Regular Service, SamTrans a Non-School Day Schedule For MLK Jr. Day Holiday

  Caltrain will operate a regular weekday schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18. SamTrans will operate a regular, non-school
SamTrans Board of Directors Elects Officers For 2016

  At its meeting on Wednesday, the San Mateo County Transit District’s Board of Directors elected its officers for 2016.  Zoe Kersteen-Tucker was elected by
SamTrans and Facebook Launch Dumbarton Corridor Study

San Carlos, Calif. – The SamTrans Board of Directors approved an agreement with Facebook, headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., to study transportation improvements along the Dumbarton
SamTrans to Adjust Service, Increase Fares on January 10

  SamTrans will make changes to 19 regular bus routes on January 10 as a way to improve its efficiency and provide more reliable service
Every Day is Bike to Work Day on SamTrans and Caltrain
  This Thursday, May 11, thousands of Bay Area bicyclists will participate in the 23rdAnnual Bike to Work Day , an annual event that encourages commuters
Routes 292 & 397 Detour for Bay to Breakers
The following detours for Routes 292 and 397 will be used from Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m. to Sunday, May 21, at 11 a.m.
SamTrans Art Contest Winners for 2017 Announced
SamTrans announced the winners of the annual county-wide student art competition Art Takes a Bus Ride at its regular board meeting today. The artists, who
SamTrans Conducts Online Customer Survey
SamTrans would like to hear from current, former and new riders to assist us in creating the best possible ride experience for passengers. Feedback from
Routes KX, 292 & 397: Bus Stop Change at Transbay Temporary Terminal
Starting Sunday, March 12, 2017, the Transbay Temporary Terminal bus stop at Main/Folsom will be relocated to Folsom/Beale at 201 Folsom Street. Schedule times will
It’s Always Bike to Work Day on Caltrain and SamTrans
  This Thursday, May 12, marks the 22 nd edition of Bike to Work Day in the Bay Area, and Caltrain and SamTrans will be