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SamTrans to Adjust Schedules

  In an effort to improve on-time performance and increase ridership, SamTrans is making adjustments to the schedules of 11 bus routes that will go into effect on Sunday, June
SamTrans Launches ECR Rapid, Route SFO

  SamTrans will launch two new services on Sunday, June 24. The ECR Rapid will travel from the Redwood City Transit Center to Daly City BART serving 12 stops along
SamTrans and Caltrain Proclaim June 21st Dump the Pump Day

  SamTrans and Caltrain are inviting Bay Area drivers to leave their cars at home and give public transportation a try as part Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June
SamTrans Board of Directors Passes Operating and Capital Budgets

  The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors unanimously approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets at its regular board meeting on Wednesday, June 6. 
Transit District Partners with Private Sector Development Team to Explore Implementation of Dumbarton Improvements

San Carlos, CA _ Today, the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors approved entering into an agreement with a development team composed of Facebook, Inc. and Plenary Group
SamTrans Art Contest Winners for 2018 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 are in first through
SamTrans and Caltrain Get You to the San Mateo County Fair

  The San Mateo County Fair is taking root at the San Mateo County Event Center and SamTrans and Caltrain are your best bet to get to one of summer’s
Transit District Board to Review Get Us Moving Draft Investment Plan

After more than eight months of public education and outreach, the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors will review the Get Us Moving San Mateo County Draft Investment
SamTrans Seeking Public Feedback on Express Bus Study

  SamTrans is studying the possibility of new express bus service through San Mateo County, to San Francisco and Santa Clara counties, and the agency wants to hear your thoughts.
Caltrain, SamTrans will Run Sunday Schedule on Memorial Day

  Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, and Caltrain and SamTrans are ready to get riders where they need to go. Both agencies will operate on a standard holiday schedule,
SamTrans Summer Youth Pass Goes On Sale

School is almost out and summertime is just around the corner. It’s that time of year for parents to purchase a Summer Youth Pass (SYP) for kids 18 and younger.
SamTrans Routes 292, 397 Changed Due to Emergency Retrofit

  Starting Monday, May 21, due to an emergency retrofit on the canal bridge in South San Francisco, South Airport Boulevard and North Access Road will be closed to traffic
Take Transit to Maker Faire Bay Area at San Mateo County Event Center

  Crafters and tinkerers can rejoice as the 13 th annual Maker Faire Bay Area returns to the San Mateo County Event Center . The event runs from Friday, May 18,
SamTrans Now Selling Eligible Discount Bus Tickets

  Beginning Tuesday, May 15, SamTrans will sell paper tickets just for riders in the Eligible Discount fare category . These tickets, sold at a discount in packages of ten for
SamTrans and Caltrain on Hand to Help for Bike to Work Day

This Thursday, May 10, Bay Area bicyclists will participate by the thousands in the 24th Annual Bike to Work Day , an annual event that encourages commuters to choose bicycles over
SamTrans Outlines Business Plan

  Since 2017, SamTrans has been crafting a Business Plan in order better meet current and future needs. The SamTrans Board of Directors received an update on the plan yesterday,
Get Us Moving San Mateo County Seeks Additional Public Input

The next phase of public outreach is underway for Get Us Moving San Mateo County (GUM) with several scheduled town hall meetings throughout the month of May, as well as
Senate Bill 1 Funds SamTrans Express Pilot on U.S. 101

The California State Transportation Agency awarded 15 million from its Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) to SamTrans today to fund express buses on Highway 101. Some of this
Get Us Moving Launches Interactive Budget Challenge

  The Get Us Moving Budget Challenge is part of a public education and outreach effort launched in the fall and led by the San Mateo County Transit District and
Survey Shows Continued Customer Satisfaction with Paratransit Services

The vast majority of SamTrans paratransit services customers continue to be “extremely satisfied” or “satisfied” with their overall experience, according to a recent study conducted by the agency. SamTrans’ Triennial
Caltrain, SamTrans Recognized for Achievements in Sustainability

  The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized SamTrans and Caltrain with Silver-Level status in the APTA Sustainability Commitment Program for the agencies’ continued achievements in sustainability.   As signatories
SamTrans Announces Operator and Maintenance Employees of the Year

  Mohinder Dhanota, a 16-year bus operator, and Antonio Pascual, a five-year maintenance mechanic, have been named SamTrans’ 2017 Employees of the Year. Each year, SamTrans recognizes the achievements of
SamTrans Launches Rider Survey to Determine Fare Policy

  SamTrans is preparing to launch a customer survey that will be used to build a fare elasticity model. This model will allow SamTrans to conduct more comprehensive fare analysis,
Transit District Board Approves New Mobile App Contract

By this fall, SamTrans customers will have the ability to purchase their bus fare and plan their trips all from their smart phone devices. During its April meeting on Wednesday,
SamTrans to Take Part in 101st Airborne Parade

  SamTrans is proud to participate in the 101 st Airborne Homecoming Parade this Saturday, March 24, in downtown San Mateo. SamTrans will have a bus in the parade that
SamTrans to Purchase 10 Electric Buses

  The SamTrans Board of Directors voted to replace 10 diesel buses with battery electric buses (BEB) today. These new buses, along with the 25 hybrid buses already in service,
County Poll Shows Growing Support for New Investment in Transportation Solutions

Nearly three-quarters of county voters would support creating new local sales tax revenue to invest in countywide public transportation and traffic congestion solutions, according to a recent public opinion poll
Take Caltrain and SamTrans to the Cinequest Film & VR Festival

  Thirteen days of impactful films are coming to Silicon Valley during the 2018 Cinequest Film & VR (Virtual Reality) Festival , and Caltrain and SamTrans are ready to get you
SamTrans, Caltrain To Adjust Schedules For Presidents Day Holiday

SamTrans will operate non-school weekday service on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19. Caltrain will operate a modified schedule on Presidents Day, with 36 trains between San Francisco and San Jose. 
SamTrans, County Office of Education Announce 2018 Art Takes a Bus Ride Contest

  Now in its 14 th year, SamTrans is holding its annual Art Takes a Bus Ride contest for young artists throughout San Mateo County. The contest invites local students
SamTrans to Purchase 55 Clean Diesel Articulated Buses

  The SamTrans Board of Directors approved the purchase of (55) heavy-duty clean-diesel buses at its February Board Meeting this week. The purchase of 48.9 million buses, which is primarily
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 monthly and is responsible
San Mateo County Transit District Releases Recommendations for Improved Coastside Transit

  The San Mateo County Transit District (District) will be holding two public meetings to discuss the findings and draft recommendations from the Coastside Transit Study . The study assessed the
Get Us Moving San Mateo County Seeks Public Input at Town Halls

  Get Us Moving San Mateo County (GUM) will be offering several opportunities for the public to share their thoughts about strategies to address the County’s critical transportation needs. GUM
SamTrans to Merge Routes, Adjust Schedules

  In an effort to further improve service to communities where new routes will serve, SamTrans will merge 12 bus routes into six and implement additional scheduling and service adjustments
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 15. SamTrans will operate a regular, non-school day schedule for the holiday. Bus
SamTrans Board of Directors Elects Officers for 2018

The SamTrans Board of Directors elected officers to lead the board over this next calendar year during their monthly meeting today. Board member Charles Stone, who represents the Central Judicial
SamTrans to Increase Service, Offer Free Rides for New Year’s Eve

  In order to make sure New Year’s revelers can enjoy their night safely and responsibly, Caltrain and SamTrans will be offering free service from 8 p.m. on Sunday, December
Caltrain, SamTrans to Run on Christmas

As Christmas approaches, Caltrain and SamTrans stand ready to get riders where they need to go. On Monday, December 25, both agencies will operate on a standard Holiday schedule, which
SamTrans Appoints Stone to Joint Powers Board

  The SamTrans Board of Directors appointed Belmont Mayor Charles Stone to serve as a representative on the Joint Powers Board (JPB) at their December meeting. Stone will represent the
Transit District Board adopts Goals for Prioritizing Transportation Investments

  Today the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors voted unanimously in support of seven policy goals that will guide the effort to prioritize the county’s future transportation
SamTrans Looks to Improve Travel on Dumbarton Corridor

  The SamTrans Board of Directors adopted the Final Dumbarton Transportation Corridor Study today, in an effort to create new mobility alternatives along the Dumbarton Corridor between Alameda County, San
Transit District Looks to the Community as a Partner for the Future

  In an effort to understand San Mateo County residents’ priorities about how best to reduce traffic congestion and improve transit and mobility options, the San Mateo County Transit District
Support the SamTrans Stuff A Bus Event this Friday

  Please join SamTrans, 96.5 KOIT and Serramonte Center this holiday season in collecting toys for local boys and girls in need at the Stuff A Bus event this Friday,
Caltrain and SamTrans to Adjust Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday

  Caltrain and SamTrans will operate on a Sunday schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 23. Caltrain will run a modified schedule on the day after Thanksgiving, giving commuters
Transit District Receives Approval for Sales Tax Ballot Measure

  Governor Brown signed off on Assembly Bill (AB) 1613, allowing the San Mateo County Transit District the authority to seek increased resources to support the community’s needs and shared
SamTrans Releases First Sustainability Report

  For the first time in its 41-year history, SamTrans is releasing a Sustainability Report that summarizes and highlights the Transit District’s sustainability achievements between Fiscal Year 2010 and Fiscal
Caltrain/SamTrans Statement: Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
We at Caltrain and SamTrans are deeply saddened by news of the untimely death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee this morning. Mayor Lee was an exceptional leader, who was passionate about