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Take SamTrans and Caltrain to the Harvest Festival in San Mateo

  Art & craft enthusiasts from throughout the Peninsula will flock to the 2019 Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show at the San Mateo County Event Center . The festival
Jim Hartnett Named Most Admired CEO

  Jim Hartnett, General Manager/CEO of the San Mateo County Transit District, has been named one of San Francisco Business Times’ Most Admired CEOs . The award recognizes outstanding CEOs for
SamTrans Launches Reimagine SamTrans

  SamTrans has kicked off the Reimagine SamTrans project, a comprehensive operational analysis of the agency that will pinpoint challenges and opportunities using data, public input and innovation to improve
SamTrans Offers Hourly Bus Service for Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay

  Don't be haunted by traffic and parking goblins. Ride SamTrans and travel in good spirits to the 49th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival this weekend, October
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff not Expected to Impact Caltrain & SamTrans Operations

  Caltrain and SamTrans will continue to operate during PG&E’s Public Safety Power Outage . The utility company has informed the District that planned outages should not affect SamTrans facilities, Caltrain
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 “Disabilities Awareness Month.” By
Come for the Fog, Skip the Drive: Take SamTrans to Pacifica Fogfest

  Pacifica Fogfest rolls into town this weekend, September 28 and 29, and SamTrans is on hand to make the drive for you. SamTrans Routes 110 and 112 drop off
San Mateo County Transit District Launches Podcast

  The San Mateo County Transit District has debuted Wheel Talk , the official podcast of the agency. With a monthly release schedule, the podcast will address policy issues affecting SamTrans,
Caltrain and SamTrans will Operate a Sunday Schedule for Labor Day

  Caltrain and SamTrans will operate a Sunday schedule for Labor Day on Monday, September 2.  Caltrain service will not operate south of the Diridon Station, but a shuttle bus
SamTrans Service Changes Provide Connection for Menlo-Atherton High School Students

  As schools come back into session, SamTrans will offer Menlo-Atherton High School students a new means of getting to class. This is part of the August runbook changes , updates
SamTrans Offers Free Rides for Community College Students

  SamTrans is kicking off the school year with an offer of free bus service for San Mateo County community college students. This custom bus pass will allow for unlimited
SamTrans Approves Free Transfers, Reduced Fares

  With the agency’s finances strengthened by the passage of Measure W, the SamTrans Board of Directors voted in favor to change the agency’s Fare Structure, formerly known as the
SamTrans to Offer Free Rides Aboard New Express Bus Route Between Foster City and San Francisco

  Starting Monday, August 19, SamTrans will introduce express bus service between Foster City and San Francisco aboard Route FCX . To celebrate the new service, the route will operate free
Fourth of July Service for Caltrain and SamTrans

  Caltrain and SamTrans will provide modified service on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day. Caltrain will operate a holiday schedule in addition to extra post-event late night southbound service
SamTrans & Caltrain Partner with Miles to Offer Rewards for Riding

  Thanks to a new partnership with Miles, travelers can now earn unique rewards simply by choosing to take their trip on SamTrans or Caltrain. Miles is a rewards platform
SamTrans Reconfigures Schedules

  In order to increase the efficiency and reliability of its service, SamTrans is updating service schedules on several bus routes. The most significant of the changes, which go into
Bay Area Transportation Agencies Collaborate on US-101 Mobility Action Plan

  As one of the most economically important corridors in California, US-101 has been hampered by worsening congestion and unreliable travel times, with undue time and financial burdens placed on
SamTrans Board of Directors Passes Operating and Capital Budgets

  The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors unanimously approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets at its regular board meeting on Wednesday, June 5.
SamTrans Art Contest Winners for 2019 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 were asked to illustrate the
Take SamTrans and Caltrain to the San Mateo County Fair

  The San Mateo County Fair is coming to the San Mateo County Event Center and SamTrans and Caltrain are your best bet to get to one of summer’s most
SamTrans Proposes Changes to its Codified Tariff

The SamTrans Board of Directors authorized a public hearing to take place at its July 10, 2019 Board meeting to discuss potential changes to the agency’s Codified Tariff. The Codified
Caltrain, SamTrans will Run Holiday Schedule on Memorial Day

  Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, 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 On Sale Now

  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
Caltrain, SamTrans Offer Connections to Maker Faire Bay Area

  The 14 th annual Maker Faire Bay Area returns to the San Mateo County Event Center from Friday, May 17, through Sunday, May 19, and both Caltrain and SamTrans
SamTrans and Caltrain Encourage Cycling on Bike to Work Day

  This Thursday, May 9, Bay Area bicyclists will participate by the thousands in the 25 th Annual Bike to Work Day , an annual event that encourages commuters to choose
SamTrans OnDemand Service Launches in Pacifica

  SamTrans has launched SamTrans OnDemand in the Linda Mar neighborhood in Pacifica. The service offers point-to-point shuttle service within the coverage area for the standard SamTrans fare. SamTrans OnDemand
SamTrans Launches Outreach Campaign for SamTrans OnDemand Service

  SamTrans has launched an outreach campaign to inform residents of Linda Mar of the agency’s new OnDemand Service. OnDemand, which launches on Monday, May 6, offers point-to-point shuttle service
SamTrans Seeks Volunteers for Citizens Advisory Committee

  Members of the public 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
Transit District Launches San Mateo County Mobility Resource Center

  This month the San Mateo County Transit District launched the San Mateo County Mobility Resource Center – a new informational program designed to match older adults and those with accessibility
Take Caltrain and SamTrans to the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival

  The annual Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival is returning to Silicon Valley and Caltrain and SamTrans are ready to get you to screenings and post-film gatherings. Festival screenings and
SamTrans, County Office of Education Announce 2019 Art Takes a Bus Ride Contest

  Now in its 15 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
Public Meetings Begin to Evaluate New Transit Service Along Dumbarton Corridor

Beginning this weekend, the San Mateo County Transit District and Cross Bay Transit Partners (CBTP) will host a series of introductory meetings about the future of the Dumbarton Rail Corridor
Caltrain, SamTrans To Adjust Schedules For Presidents Day Holiday

  Caltrain will operate a modified schedule on Presidents Day , Monday, February 18, with 36 trains running between San Francisco and San Jose, including two bullet trains and four limited
SamTrans Elects New Board Director from Coastside

The SamTrans Board of Directors swore in their newest public member, Marina Fraser. Fraser represents the Coastside region of San Mateo County. Previously, she served on the Half Moon Bay
Linda Mar Park & Ride Construction Complete

  Construction on the Linda Mar Park & Ride lot in Pacifica is now complete. The lot temporarily closed in October 2018 for routine repaving and restriping work, as well
Transit District Offers Free Fares for Federal Employees

Beginning Thursday, January 24, the San Mateo County Transit District will provide free bus and train rides throughout its service areas to all federal government employees who are affected by
SamTrans Expands ECR Rapid Route Coverage

  SamTrans Expands ECR Rapid Route Coverage   In an effort to continuously improve service for the communities we serve, SamTrans is updating service schedules on several bus routes. The
SamTrans Board Welcomes New Director, Elects Officers for 2019

  The SamTrans Board of Directors welcomed new member Ron Collins and elected its officers for 2019 to lead the board over this next calendar year during their monthly meeting
SamTrans Adopts Fare Policy

  At its January meeting, the SamTrans Board of Directors adopted a fare policy for the first time in the agency’s history. This policy lays out the principles and goals
SamTrans Offers Free Rides for New Year’s Eve

  In order to make sure New Year’s revelers can enjoy their night safely and responsibly, SamTrans will be offering free service from 8 p.m. on Monday, December 31, until
SamTrans to Run on Christmas

  SamTrans buses may not have names as memorable as Prancer and Vixen, but they will be picking up passengers on Christmas Day . On Tuesday, December 25, SamTrans will operate
SamTrans Board Adopts Express Bus Study

  The SamTrans Board of Directors approved the Express Bus Feasibility Study at their December meeting, which outlines the agency’s plan to use express buses to improve mobility options and
Support the SamTrans Stuff A Bus Event

  This Friday, December 7, SamTrans will be hosting its annual Stuff A Bus event from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Serramonte Center in Daly City. This holiday toy
Measure W Passes, Will Provide $2.4 Billion for County Transportation Improvements

Today, the San Mateo County Elections Office released an updated report showing that San Mateo County voters have approved Measure W, which will create approximately 80 million per year in
SamTrans to Participate in Redwood City’s Hometown Holidays Parade

  On Saturday, December 1, a custom-decorated SamTrans holiday bus will once again roll down Broadway in Downtown Redwood City for the annual Hometown Holidays Parade. Festivities will take place,
SamTrans Connects Riders to Shopping Destinations

  As we enter the holiday season, SamTrans has launched an advertising campaign promoting itself as the best way for shoppers to avoid the traffic and parking challenges of local
Caltrain and SamTrans to Adjust Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday

  Caltrain will operate alternative schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22, and the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 23. SamTrans will operate its regular Sunday schedule
SamTrans Offers Free Bus Rides Friday

In response to persistent unhealthy air quality conditions stemming from the Northern California wildfires, the San Mateo County Transit District announced that all SamTrans fixed-route bus service will be free
SamTrans Board Accepting Applications for Coastside Public Member

The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill the Coastside public member seat on its board that will expire on Dec. 31, 2022. The
SamTrans Releases Draft Express Bus Study

  SamTrans released its Draft Express Bus Feasibility Study , outlining the agency’s plan to use express buses to improve mobility options and ease freeway congestion in San Mateo County. The