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#SamTrans Social News: Sept 26, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week Sometimes those card readers need to be put in their place. My constant busmate is this guy that talks to the card reader and tells
Take SamTrans to Pacific Coast Fog Fest – Sept. 27 & 28

If you are one of the more than 60,000 people planning to attend the Pacific Coast Fog Fest in Pacifica Sept. 27 and 28, you can avoid traffic and parking
#SamTrans Social News: Sept 19, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week Glad he was able to help! @GoSamTrans #samtrans Thank you driver of southbound 120. Forgot my wallet but he let me in the bus. Your
Detours Scheduled for SamTrans Route 292 on Sunday Due to Street Fair

SamTrans Route 292 passengers should prepare themselves for scheduling changes on Sunday, September 21, due to the Folsom Street Fair being held in San Francisco. From 4 a.m. until 10
Truly Enjoy the San Mateo Wine Walk By Taking SamTrans or Caltrain

The Wine Walk in San Mateo is back, and vino connoisseurs can revel in the gathering by taking Caltrain or SamTrans to the 18 th annual event on Saturday, Sept.
#SamTrans Social News: Sept 12, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week Ah, a fan of the classics. Old Samtrans buses way better than the new ones — Nick Perez (@Nick_P650) September 11, 2014 New bus or
#SamTrans Social News: Sept 5, 2014

SamTrans Instagram of the Week This week's #SamTransIG comes from @lbtransit . A great shot of one of our 60-foot artics, thanks for the shot! Most popular Facebook post of the
#SamTrans Social News: August 29, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week Well wishes to Mr. Scanlon. Thank you Michael Scanlon for your years of service to #SamTrans and San Mateo County. http://t.co/JXzew5z3nN — Rich Gordon (@RichGordon24)
Transit District General Manager Announces Retirement

After nearly 50 years in public transportation, including 15 years leading the San Mateo County Transit District, Michael J. Scanlon on Wednesday informed the District Board of Directors he is
#SamTrans Social News: August 22, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week SamTrans runs deep for many people. First time on Samtrans in years.... So many childhood memories — Cassaundra Wu (@misscassieex3) August 15, 2014 A little social
SamTrans Connects You to Farmer’s Markets

Local residents can go green and eat green by taking SamTrans to Farmer’s Markets held throughout the county.   From Daly City to East Palo Alto to Half Moon Bay
Transit District Pleased To See DA Investigation Concluded

The San Mateo County Transit District issued the following statement in response to the news release from the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office regarding the finance and accounting practices
#SamTrans Social News: August 8, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week Since it's been a little slow around here we decided to take a look at what some other bus folks are Tweeting about. According to
SamTrans Bus Service Changes Reflect Improvements and Back-to-School Service

SamTrans will make scheduling and service changes to about a dozen of its regular bus lines on Aug. 10 as a way of improving on-time performance and increasing connections within
#SamTrans Social News: July 25, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week Hmmm, we need more communication. And A/C. Samtrans, you and I usually have a love/hate relationship. But today I absolutely love you for having the
#SamTrans Social News: July 18, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week Awww, that may be the sweetest thing anyone has ever said about us. "Im on this beautiful limousine, samtrans bro" — TigerLily (@morena_portillo) July 12,
SamTrans Board Approves Union Contract

The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) Board of Directors, meeting in special session today, unanimously approved a new three-year contract with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1574, representing the District
SamTrans Reaches Tentative Agreement with Union Employees

The San Mateo County Transit District has reached a tentative agreement with employees represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1574. The leadership has scheduled a meeting of its members for
#SamTrans Social News: July 11, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week That's because our maintenance crews are the best! SamTrans buses always smell like new car — Lauren (@beeeeker_) July 11, 2014 Thanks, we're excited to
SamTrans Ambassadors to Provide Information on FLX San Carlos Service

Mobility ambassadors stationed at the San Carlos Adult Activity Center will be providing information and details this month about the FLX San Carlos service provided by SamTrans. Launched in January
SamTrans and Caltrain Service for the Fourth of July Holiday

On the Fourth of July, SamTrans and Caltrain will operate on Sunday schedules.  Caltrain will offer extra service for Independence Day fireworks in San Francisco. Following the fireworks, the first
#SamTrans Social News: June 27, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week Our own Will Reisman hit up Montreal last week, he wrote a blog about their Transit. Montreal: great city with a great public transit system.
#SamTrans Social News: June 20, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week Yay, SamTrans! Proud of my coworkers who took transit to work and helped the Bay Area save more than 1,700 vehicle miles today #DumpThePump @SamTrans_News
SamTrans Way2Go Pass a Great Way for Employees to Commute

All Bay Area companies with 50 or more employers will soon be required to provide transit benefits to their employees, which is why the SamTrans Way2Go Pass program makes more
Join Local Leaders in Dumping the Pump Tomorrow!

If you commit to leaving your car at home for Dump the Pump Day tomorrow, you may spot one of your local city council members of county supervisors doing the
#SamTrans Social News: June 13, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week You have very smart parents. S/o to Samtrans for giving my parents an excuse to not give me a ride anywhere — Noël (@NKumlin) June
Local Leaders Leave Cars At Home For Dump the Pump

SamTrans and Caltrain are asking Bay Area transit leaders to demonstrate how easy it is to replace a car trip with a transit trip for Dump the Pump Day Thursday,
SamTrans to Make Scheduling Changes to 15 Routes

SamTrans To Make Scheduling Changes to 15 Routes SamTrans will undergo a series of scheduling and service changes this month to help improve efficiency and on-time performance for 15 routes
#SamTrans Social News: June 6, 2014

SamTrans Tweets of the Week Pumped up CAC members, that's what we like! SMCTA CAC meeting- my first one! (@ SamTrans Headquarters - @samtrans_news ) http://t.co/4Efndqajk8 — Diana Bautista (@DLB_PRConsult) June 3, 2014
Get Out and Explore with a SamTrans Summer Youth Pass

Kids can have unlimited access to SamTrans bus service all summer long for just 40 with the SamTrans Summer Youth Pass.  The pass offers kids the freedom to get around
SamTrans Reflects On Jim Gallagher’s Role in Peninsula Public Transit

Jim Gallagher, the fifth employee ever hired by SamTrans when it was formed in 1976, passed away at his Redwood City home on Thursday.  Mr. Gallagher retired in 2004 from
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 5-30-14

Paying tribute to one of SamTrans' own. Reflecting on #SamTrans Leader Jim Gallagher in the wake of his recent passing http://t.co/ugGWEGH3dV @SamTrans_News @Caltrain_News — Jayme Ackemann (@JaymeAckemann) May 30, 2014
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 5-30-14

One of our operators snapped this cool shot of buses lined up and ready for service.
Take SamTrans and Caltrain to the County Fair

Families are the focus of the San Mateo County Fair this year, to be held June 7 -15 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Families can turn their annual
Use Transit to Ride Off into the Sunset Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park

Enjoy a weekend of food, wine, travel and gardening demonstrations by taking SamTrans and Caltrain to the annual Sunset Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park. The event, staged by Sunset Magazine,
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 5 - 23 - 14

Rico is down with value. #SamTrans pic.twitter.com/B82ixzcSzd — Ricoh (@ricohtampicooo) May 23, 2014 Customer Service knocking socks off, makin' them Scanlon-style. This is why I love you, samTrans ( @GoSamTrans ). Public transportation
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 5-23-14

The first documented Art Bus sighting. Thanks to @joelthesfguy for another great bus shot.
Caltrain, SamTrans to Operate Sunday Schedules for Memorial Day

Caltrain and SamTrans will operate on Sunday schedules for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 26. Caltrain will operate 32 trains between San Francisco and San Jose, which includes
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 5-16-14

We'd never badmouth another agency, but, uh, yeah, we support the arts (the photos in the link are via Kris Longa). @trimet won't support the arts with art buses. SamTrans
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 5-16-14

THe bright colors of out SamTrans buses always make for bright and colorful photos. This one comes from @joelthesfguy .
Do It Yourself By Taking Transit to Maker Faire in San Mateo This Weekend

Creative types will want to get onboard Caltrain and SamTrans for service to the Maker Faire , an event celebrating all types of explorers, tinkerers and inventors. The two-day, family-friendly event
SamTrans Board Appoints Representative to Caltrain Board

The San Mateo County Transit District board of directors at their meeting today elected board member Rose Guilbault to the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain.
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 5-2-14

when you are ready... Lots of smells happened today on public transit I’m not quite ready to talk about all of them yet — Anne Holden (@adholden) May 2, 2014
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 5-2-2014

The angle of the bus in this photo by @joelsfguy gives this a subtle low-rider feel. Thanks for another cool shot of one of our chariots.
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 4-25-14

OK, moving on. This old white lady on the SamTrans grabbed my leg and said "you're a very cool young man" She knows wassup — LORDE DYEVZ® (@DYEVZ) April 25,
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 4-25-2014

This week's SamTransIG is pretty special for some of our SamTrans family. This photo, posted by @torta650_HSM , is of two generations of SamTrans operators. This week the son lost his
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 4-18-14

The Earth Day photo scavenger hunt has produced over 80 great photos, here's one (winners announced later). @SamTrans_News #11.SamTrans ticket or pass. Most of my old passes & a Caltrain
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 4-18-2014

This image is part of our Earth Day 2014 photo scavenger hunt. This is item #11, SamTrans pass or ticket. The colors got it the #SamTransIG honors. Thanks to @r3thplate
SamTrans Supports Cap-And-Trade Transportation Funding Plan

The San Mateo County Transit District applauds a proposal released today by California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg because it would support the operation and expansion of public transportation
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 4-11-2014

Nah, with a maintenance team like ours, you can't break SamTrans. I broke the samtrans bus.. 😭 @extercey pic.twitter.com/RrqQSXWhEJ — G Σ R Δ L D I Π Σ (@gswervee) April
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 4-11-2014

This shot is from our #EarthDay2014 Sustainable Scavenger Hunt photo contest. This is item #1 on the list, "Selfie on SamTrans." Big thanks to @badging_guy for playing along!
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 4-4-14

This week's #SamTransIG is from a well-known transit photographer who goes by @metrotransitarchives . One of our 60-foot 2002 NABI artics shot in front of the Transbay Terminal. No. 138 is
#SamTrans tweets of the Week 4-4-2014

This week marked the end of an era as SamTrans board member Art Lloyd called it quits after 26 years with SamTrans, and a career in transit. The kindest person
SamTrans/Caltrain Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Scavenger Hunt

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, SamTrans and Caltrain are inviting people to participate in an environmental scavenger hunt. The virtual scavenger hunt asks people to submit photos, either
SamTrans’ Mobility Ambassador Program Seeking Volunteers

SamTrans Mobility Ambassador Program is seeking volunteers to help older adults maintain their independence and stay connected to their communities.  Since 2010, volunteer Mobility Ambassadors have taught more than 600
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 3-28-14

It's the SamTrans Way. @SamTrans_News train your bus drivers very well. I appreciate you providing all of us with safe, reliable public transportation. — Anthony Fernandez (@afernandez6184) March 27, 2014
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 3-28-14

SamTrans bus emerges from the fog. Thnx to @sweetmiz for the cool shot.
SamTrans Installs New Bus Stop at Devil’s Slide Trail Head

Beginning tomorrow, with the opening of the Devil’s Slide Coastal Trail, SamTrans riders can take Route 17 to new bus stops at the trail’s head, located at the south end
SamTrans’ Day Pass a Great Fare For Passengers With Multiple Connections

SamTrans passengers who usually ride three buses or more during their regular commute are being encouraged to purchase the bus agency’s Day Pass, a recently-reduced fare that allows customers to
SamTrans Service Changes Showing Success

Major changes to SamTrans’ mainline service are showing signs of success, attracting new riders in significant numbers. In August 2012, two weekend El Camino Real routes, 390 and 391, were
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 3-14-2014

Massively inspirational human, Maya Angelou, honored for transit job. Maya Angelou was the first African-American woman to work as a cable car conductor in SF http://t.co/2kH5dcrOqP SO MUCH AWESOME. #fb
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 3-14-2014

The party continues for Operator of the Year, Nelson, who shows off his ad card. His badge number is also featured on the @SamTrans_News Twitter account. And another winning shot
Bloom into the Spring Season by Taking Transit to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

What better way is there to celebrate the start of springthan by taking transit to the San FranciscoFlower and Garden Show in San Mateo next week? The annual event, which
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 3-7-2014

Stanford Football had a message for maintenance employee of the year, James. Congrats & keep it up, James! MT @SamTrans_News : Congrats to Employee of Year & @StanfordFball fan James Esqueda.
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 3-7-2014

Anyone who has spent time on a bus has felt the hypnotic pull of the passing landscape beyond the window. Thnx to our fellow transit agency @foothilltransit for this little
SamTrans Announces Safety Awards

Whether navigating the congested roads of the Peninsula, or carefully examining the undercarriage of a bus, the operators and maintenance workers of SamTrans compiled exemplary safety performances in 2013. Last
SamTrans Announces Operator and Maintenance Employees of the Year

James Esqueda, a 21-year veteran with SamTrans’ maintenance department and bus operator Nelson Arguilla, a 19-year employee, have been named the agency’s 2013 Employees of the Year. SamTrans annually recognizes
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 2-28-2014

For the die hard Instagram users clouds are considered rookie stuff. Apparently because the images always turn out awesome. Like this image from @clemzlenzez . Her lenzez have an eye for
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 2-28-2014

SamTrans LIFE! Samtrans, Caltrain, and Bart is literally my life. — Nick Reyes (@Itsniiiiiick) February 28, 2014 Wow, that does look like a pleasant ride. Coast side @samTrans bus ride.
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 2-21-14

Sleep well, our SamTrans prince. Falling asleep on Samtrans once again 😭 — mav (@Mavrico_Suave) February 20, 2014 Join us Saturday! @GoSamTrans is hosting a fun "Behind-the-Scenes" Open House Party tomorrow!
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 2-21-2014

A black and white shot adds a mood to the everyday of a bus ride. Thnx to @austtteez
SamTrans Launches Sponsorship Program for Annual Student Art Contest

To mark the 10 th anniversary of Art Takes a Bus Ride , SamTrans’ annual student art competition, the transit district is launching a unique sponsorship program. For the first time,
SamTrans to Open Its Doors to the Public Feb. 22

SamTrans will open its doors to the public from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 for a behind-the-scenes look at the transit agency’s bus operations.  The open house kicks
SamTrans Seek Volunteers For Its Citizens Advisory Committee

Public members 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 is responsible for
San Mateo County Transit District to Participate in Transform Summit

Transform, a regional transportation advocacy organization, will hold its second annual “Let’s Get Moving Silicon Valley” summit on Saturday. The conference will take place at the Avenidas Senior Center in
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 2-14-2014

Passenger luv. Samtrans luv — TATI (@OHMyNameTati) February 13, 2014 Glad you like it! I just rode the samtrans shuttle bus for the first time!! SOOO SICKKKKK😁 — Emily❤️Parker❤️Gunn (@Emilyy_Gunn_TW)
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 2-14-2014

Sometimes the photo is about who's behind the shot, in this case, Joel. He's an avid SamTrans photographer. Thnx for the shot @joeltheSFguy . Although he doesn't get picked every week,
SamTrans, Caltrain To Adjust Schedules For Presidents Day Holiday

Caltrain will operate on a modified schedule consisting of 44 trains for the Presidents Day Holiday on Monday, Feb. 17. SamTrans will operate a regular, non-school day schedule for the
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 2-7-14

There is no ghost-riding the SamTrans whip. The new whip 2014 Samtrans Route 57 with red & blue racing stripes #Maaaad #MakeRoomForMyShine #turbo #Vtec #JDM pic.twitter.com/C3aE61GjQB — Miguel del Rosario
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 2-7-14

A SamTrans skateboard! So cool. Thanks to @visibledamage .
SamTrans To Open Its Doors To The Public On Feb. 22

What: SamTrans is hosting an open house on Feb. 22 to offer customers and the public a behind–the-scenes look at how service is delivered. The event will begin at the
New SamTrans Service Launch May Be Challenging

SamTrans on Sunday will roll out a series of sweeping, system-wide changes that may present challenges to some new and continuing customers.  Many of those changes include welcome service improvements
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 1-24-2014

SFO Secrets, tonight on History Channel. @ayanonagon Any SFO secrets? Mine: walk to BART through the parking garage, check for samTrans KX, San Bruno exit better then cellphone lot —
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 1-24-2014

Maybe it was the banana, or maybe the "Arrrgh," but this is our winner. Thnx to @rivatuona .
Upcoming SamTrans Service Changes Include New Route to SFO

Beginning Jan. 26, travelers and airport employees will have a new transit option to connect them to the San Francisco International Airport, courtesy of a re-alignment of SamTrans’ Route 140
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 1-17-2014

Ah, the ol' 1L. I miss muni. Reminds me of my middle school days when I took three different buses just to get home. The N. The 28. And the
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 1-17-14

SamTrans operators are bidding for routes this week in preparation for the Jan. 26 SamTrans service changes. Sweeping route changes coming soon!
SamTrans Prepares To ‘Try New Things’ As Part of New Service Roll Out

SamTrans will launch a set of innovative pilot programs, combining fixed-route transit schedules with on-call features, in San Carlos and Pacifica this month. As part of its SamTrans Service Plan
SamTrans Instagram of the Week 1-10-14

New SamTrans bus stop signs rolling off the printer. Via @blazex408x
#SamTrans Tweets of the Week 1-10-14

Yeah, get out more, on SamTrans. Maybe I wouldn't be so dumb about samtrans, bart, streets, & THE CITY I LIVE IN, if my parents let me out more often.
Transit District Board Elects New Officers

The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors elected new officers at its meeting today. Vice Chair Jeff Gee was elected chair and Shirley Harris was elected vice chair,
Free Shuttle Service in Daly City’s Bayshore Community Starts Today

Residents of the Bayshore community in Daly City are celebrating the launch of a free shuttle service, which connects locals to vital resources like hospitals, grocery stores, clinics and pharmacies. 
SamTrans Pilots Reduced Day Pass Pricing

New fare changes designed to increase ridership on SamTrans took effect this week.  Approved in October by the SamTrans Board of Directors, the following fare changes were implemented beginning Jan.
SamTrans Rolls Out Sweeping Changes As Part Of SSP

SamTrans is preparing to launch the most comprehensive host of service changes the agency has undertaken in more than a decade beginning Jan. 26, 2014. The changes are the result
SamTrans Art Contest Winners 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 winning entries were selected by a panel
Take SamTrans to San Mateo County’s Streets Alive! Parks Alive! Event
SamTrans will help local residents get active and moving this weekend by providing service to San Mateo County’s annual Streets Alive! Parks Alive ! series of events in the Peninsula. From