SamTrans Seeking Public Feedback on Express Bus Study

SamTrans Seeking Public Feedback on Express Bus Study


SamTrans is studying the possibility of new express bus service through San Mateo County, to San Francisco and Santa Clara counties, and the agency wants to hear your thoughts.

Over the next two weeks, residents up and down the Peninsula will have five opportunities at various community events to have their voices heard. SamTrans wants to hear from current and potential riders about creating express bus service that meets their needs.

An express bus is a transit service designed to travel faster than traditional “local” services to popular commuter destinations while making fewer stops.

Since April 2017, the study team has completed a detailed market analysis and identified 15 potential express bus routes throughout the three-county study area. The ultimate goal is a network of four to six routes to be considered for a potential phased implementation. The study team will compile research, analysis, and the results of the community input into a final report by fall 2018.

Residents can meet the project team, provide comments and get more information about the study at the following events: 

Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to Noon

San Mateo Farmers’ Market

College of San Mateo

1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo


Sunday, June 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday Streets

JFK Drive and 36th Ave., by Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco


Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to Noon

Palo Alto Downtown Farmers’ Market

601 Gilman St., Palo Alto


Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Facebook Festival

“Bayou on the Bayfront”

1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park


Wednesday, June 13, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Community Open House

SamTrans Headquarters

1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos

For more information and to submit comments, visit or email, or call 1-800-660-4287.



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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