Outreach on Proposed New SamTrans Service Plan Continues
SamTrans is continuing its extensive outreach campaign to gather input on a draft of a proposed new service plan with a round of community meetings that will be held at locations throughout the County in October. The proposed new plan aims to provide riders with more service where they need it, improves or eliminates services that are under-performing and recommends trying some new types of bus services. The plan is based on an 18-month study of SamTrans service that included two previous rounds of outreach.
The plan is based on an 18-month study of SamTrans service that included two previous rounds of outreach.
The following presentations have been scheduled:
- Saturday, Oct. 6 10:30 a.m. – noon
Sharp Park Library, 104 Hilton Way, Pacifica
- Thursday, Oct. 11 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
St. Bruno's Parish Hall, 555 W. San Bruno Ave., San Bruno
- Saturday, Oct. 13 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
- Tuesday, Oct. 16 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Main Street Park, 1101 Main St., Half Moon Bay
- Thursday, Oct. 18 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Peninsula Station, 2901 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo
Tuesday, Oct. 23 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
War Memorial Community Center, 6655 Mission St., Daly City
- Wednesday, Oct. 24 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
YMCA, 550 Bell St., East Palo Alto
- Thursday, Oct. 25 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
SamTrans offices, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos
The public is invited to attend any of the meetings. Spanish translation services will also be provided at the meetings. If other translation services are needed, please contact SamTrans on the project message line at 650-508-6338 at least 72 hours in advance and leave a message. In addition, any group interested in receiving a presentation can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
In the decade since SamTrans did its last comprehensive analysis of its service, employment and population centers have shifted and riders needs have changed. The proposed changes are designed to attract new riders by giving riders more of what they want.
The draft proposal, along with route maps showing proposed changes, can be reviewed at www.samtrans.com/ssp. Comments can be made in person at a public meeting, by phone (650-508-6338), by e-mail or sent by letter to Planning and Development, ATTN: SSP, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, CA 94070.
In addition to the community meetings, SamTrans staff also is meeting with city councils and community organizations to seek feedback and recommendations based on the proposal.
After the community outreach process is completed, all of the comments will be considered and a final draft proposal will be submitted to the SamTrans Board of Directors for review in late 2012 or early 2013. Any service changes resulting from the SSP would be scheduled to take effect in mid-2013
For more information about SamTrans schedules and fares, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448), or visit www.samtrans.com.
Media Contact: Christine Dunn, 650-508-6238