SamTrans will host a series of community meetings next week to discuss the possible elimination of Routes 11, 43 and 89, which have been identified as the lowest performers among the bus agency’s community routes.
The routes comprise a total of four daily trips and average about five riders per trip. On average, community routes serve approximately 19 riders per trip. Also, other routes currently serve riders in these service areas. Route 11: Routes 110, 112 and 120. Route 43: Routes ECR and 140. Route 89: Routes 83 and 296.
The community meetings will be held at the following locations:
Tuesday, May 23, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fernando Rivera School
1255 Southgate Ave., Daly City
Wednesday, May 24, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library
Tech Media Lab
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame
Thursday, May 25, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Menlo Park Library
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St, Menlo Park
The San Mateo County Transit District Board will consider the proposal to eliminate the three routes on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. at SamTrans Administrative Office, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos.
Prior to the public hearing, comments may be submitted several ways:
Mail – SamTrans, Administrative Office, c/o District Secretary, PO Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070-1306
Phone – 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448)
If approved by the Board at its July 5 meeting, elimination of Routes 11, 43 and 89 would become effective Aug. 6, 2017.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 79 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
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