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SamTrans Votes to Preserve Opportunity for Caltrain Dedicated Funding

  At their April meeting, the San Mateo County Transit District (District) Board of Directors voted to authorize Caltrain to place a 1/8-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot
SamTrans to Begin Rear-Boarding Practice Wednesday

In an effort to comply with social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, on Wednesday SamTrans will begin implementing rear-door boarding
Bay Area Transit Agency Statement: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bay Area transit agencies are making a coordinated effort to keep essential transportation services available to the communities we serve. Due to severe ridership declines as
Transit District Statement: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

English     Español     汉语     Tagalog     Tiếng Việt UPDATE, 3/24/2020 -  SamTrans to Begin Rear-Boarding Practice Wednesday In an effort to comply with social
SamTrans to Maintain Service During Shelter In Place Public Health Order

A Public Health Order has been issued that requires Bay Area residents in six counties, including San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, to shelter in place as a
SamTrans Adjusts Service in Response to Coronavirus-related School Closures, Ridership Declines

In response to school closures in San Mateo County, as part of the effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), SamTrans will begin operating a regular, non-school day
San Mateo County Transit District Posts 2019 Progress Reports

  The San Mateo County Transit District has published 2019 Progress Reports for all three of its agencies: SamTrans , Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA). The Progress
SamTrans Announces Operator and Maintenance Employees of the Year

  Andrew Cheung, a 17-year bus operator, and Jairo Patino, a nine-year maintenance mechanic, have been named SamTrans’ 2019 Employees of the Year. Each year, SamTrans recognizes the achievements of
SamTrans to Revert OnDemand Pilot to Original FLX Pacifica Service

  Beginning this May, the SamTrans OnDemand pilot program, which is currently operating in the Linda Mar community of Pacifica, will revert back to the original FLX Pacifica route. The
Transit District Statement: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  In light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the Bay Area, the San Mateo County Transit District is monitoring the situation and maintaining regular contact with local public
SamTrans, County Office of Education Announce 2020 Art Takes a Bus Ride Contest

  Now in its 16 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
Caltrain, SamTrans To Adjust Schedules For Presidents’ Day Holiday

  Caltrain will operate a modified schedule on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17, with 36 trains running between San Francisco and San Jose, including two bullet trains and four limited
SamTrans Service Changes Suspend ECR Rapid Due to Operator Shortage

  The new SamTrans runbook goes into effect Sunday, January 19, and it includes the suspension of the ECR Rapid as well as other changes. The ECR Rapid launched in
Caltrain & SamTrans to Operate Modified Schedule for MLK Jr. Day Holiday

  Caltrain and SamTrans will continue to provide service on Monday, January 20, for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Caltrain will operate a modified schedule , which includes one
SamTrans Elects New Officers for 2020

  The SamTrans Board of Directors named South San Francisco Councilmember Karyl Matsumoto as the new chairperson of the board to lead them through 2020 at its first meeting of
SamTrans Promotes Free Transfers

  To help inform riders about the agency’s new free transfer policy, SamTrans is holding a series of outreach events. SamTrans staff will be providing riders with free Clipper cards
SamTrans Fares Change With the New Year

  The  fare changes  approved by the SamTrans Board of Directors will go into effect on January 1, 2020. An Adult one way fare will remain at 2.25, while the
SamTrans Offers Free Rides for New Year’s Eve

  In order to ensure New Year’s revelers can enjoy their night safely and responsibly, SamTrans will be offering free service from 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, until 5
Caltrain, SamTrans Continue to Operate on Christmas Day

  Santa isn’t the only one working on Christmas, as both Caltrain and SamTrans will be in operation for the holiday. Caltrain will operate on its Sunday schedule on Wednesday,
SamTrans To Hold Toy Drive at Serramonte Center

  This Friday, December 13, SamTrans will be hosting its annual Stuff A Bus event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Serramonte Center in Daly City. This holiday toy
SamTrans Board Adopts 2019 Title VI Program Update

  In accordance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) policy and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the SamTrans Board adopted the 2019 update to its Title VI Program at its
SamTrans En Route to Redwood City’s Hometown Holidays Parade

  On Saturday, December 7, a custom-decorated SamTrans holiday bus will once again roll down Broadway in Downtown Redwood City for the annual Hometown Holidays Festival & Parade. Festivities will
Caltrain and SamTrans to Adjust Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday

  Caltrain will operate alternative schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28, and the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 29. SamTrans will operate its regular Sunday schedule
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