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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
SamTrans Offers Hourly Bus Service for Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay

Don't be haunted by traffic and parking goblins. Ride SamTrans Route 17 & 294 and travel in good spirits to the 48 th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin
SamTrans Designates October as Disabilities Awareness Month, Seeks Volunteers for Accessibility Advisory Committee

  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 as Disabilities Awareness Month.
Board Adopts Mobility Plan for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Today, the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) Board of Directors adopted the SamTrans Mobility Plan for Older Adults and People with Disabilities as an update to the 2006 Senior
SamTrans Re-routes Buses to Temporary Transbay Terminal

Due to the Salesforce Transit Center closure, SamTrans bus service traveling to San Francisco will be re-routed to the Temporary Transbay Terminal located in front of 201 Folsom St., between
Construction to Begin Next Week at Linda Mar Park & Ride

Starting Monday, October 1, the Linda Mar Park & Ride lot will be temporarily closed to the public through mid-November to repave the parking lot. The lot is located on
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
SamTrans Signs Off On Business Plan

  The SamTrans Board of Directors adopted the agency’s Business Plan today, which outlines new plans and programs to more effectively meet the changing transit needs of San Mateo County
Transit District Boards Recognize Employee’s Acts of Heroism

  This week, the Boards of Directors for both SamTrans and Caltrain will be recognizing some of their respective employees for acts of heroism above and beyond the call of
SamTrans Mobile App Modernizes Ticketing, Real Time Bus Location, Trip Planning

    On September 4, SamTrans will launch SamTrans Mobile , the transit agency’s official mobile application. SamTrans Mobile will allow riders to purchase and activate tickets from their smartphone devices,
SamTrans will Operate a Sunday Schedule for Labor Day

SamTrans will operate a Sunday schedule for Labor Day on Monday, September 3.  SamTrans Sunday bus service is less frequent than the weekday schedule and does not serve schools or
SamTrans Seeks to Expand Service to Schools

  As students dread and parents cheer the beginning of the academic year, SamTrans stands ready to deliver pupils to their first day of school. However, SamTrans has been doing
Board of Directors Oppose Proposition 6

This week, members of the Board of Directors for SamTrans , Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority unanimously voted to oppose Proposition 6. Each Board adopted a resolution that
San Mateo County Transit District Board Adopts Coastside Transit Study

The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors unanimously adopted a study that is expected to improve service in Pacifica, Half Moon Bay and other coastside communities in San
SamTrans Combines 398 and KX to Increase San Francisco Service

  This Sunday, SamTrans will combine its 398 and KX routes in order to increase service into San Francisco. The new route, now simply known as the 398 , will travel
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Approves Final Congestion Relief Plan

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved placing a measure on the November 2018 ballot that would invest approximately 2.4 billion from a new half-cent sales tax
San Mateo County Transit District Adopts Bonfire for Contracts

  The San Mateo County Transit District has adopted Bonfire as its online procurement management system, allowing vendors and contractors that have accounts to receive notices when contracting opportunities (solicitations)
Transit District Board Approves Final Congestion Relief Plan

  Today, the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors approved placing a measure on the November 2018 ballot that would invest approximately 2.4 billion from a new half-cent
Fourth of July Services for Caltrain and SamTrans

  Caltrain and SamTrans will operate on their respective Sunday schedules this Fourth of July. If you are planning to attend the Independence Day fireworks in San Francisco, you can
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,