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 for nine additional bus routes starting this Sunday, January 21.
Three times a year, SamTrans adjusts its scheduling and service operations to take into account changing traffic impacts, travel patterns and bus operator availability. The adjustments help SamTrans improve on-time performance standards and make the bus system run more smoothly.
The new merged routes are as follows:
Routes 130 and 131 will merge and become Route 130. Bus stops from both routes will continue to be served, and the schedule will be adjusted.
Routes 133 and 141 will merge and become Route 141. Bus stops from both routes will continue to be served, and the schedule will be adjusted. On school-day Thursdays, an eastbound trip will depart Niles/Cedar at 1:50 p.m. and a school-day only trip will be added at 3:30 p.m. to serve Peninsula High School.
Routes 260 and 261 will merge and become Route 260. Bus stops from both routes will continue to be served, and the schedule will be adjusted. The eastbound 3:13 p.m. trip will depart the College of San Mateo five minutes later. A new stop will be added at Polhemus/De Anza on Saturdays.
Routes 86 and 286 will merge and become Route 286. Buses will continue to serve Route 86 school-day only stops. The eastbound 7:59 a.m. trip will depart Sharon Park at 8:10 a.m., arriving at Middlefield/Oak Grove at 8:30 a.m. Eastbound trips will end at Middlefield/Oak Grove. A westbound trip departing Ringwood/Arlington at 5:37 p.m. will be added to the schedule.
Routes 273 and 295 will merge and become Route 295. Bus stops from both routes will continue to be served and service will be extended to Sequoia Hospital. The schedule will also be adjusted.
Routes 296 and 297 will merge and become Route 296. Bus stops from both routes will continue to be served and service will be extended to the Ravenswood Health Clinic. The schedule will also be adjusted.
On Route 17, the southbound 2:08 p.m. trip will depart Linda Mar Park & Ride at 2:18 p.m.
Route 118 will extend its service to the Daly City BART Station. A new trip will be added that departs the Daly City BART Station at 7:40 p.m.
Route 38 will see a schedule adjustment.
On school days, Route 56 will stop at the College of San Mateo Transit Center on the way to and from Aragon High School.
The northbound 7:13 a.m. trip of Route 61 will depart at 7:35 a.m., arriving at Carlmont High School by 8:10 a.m.
The eastbound 6:15 a.m. trip of Route 79 will be eliminated due to low ridership.
Finally, Route 95’s northbound 7:49 a.m. trip will depart at 7:44 a.m., arriving at Alameda/Ralston at 8:00 a.m.
Complete details of the scheduling and service changes are available here.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 71 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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