SamTrans Updates Runbook, Improves Connections and Streamlines Routes for Greater Access


Media Contact: Mahmoud Abunie, 650-730-6201

Beginning Sunday, August 7, SamTrans will implement some major service changes that will help streamline the bus network with brand new routes and improved frequency for riders. The upgrades will adapt to changing school schedules to respond to students who rely on SamTrans while expanding coverage in new areas such as Oyster Point and the Marina in South San Francisco.

These route changes are included in the final Reimagine SamTrans plan, which was a nearly three-year effort to refresh the bus system with the goal of improving service and responding to changing ridership in San Mateo County.

In addition, starting August 7 until August 20, SamTrans will offer free fares on all routes. All passengers can board for free as the agency transitions to the new schedules. Paratransit will also be free for riders.

SamTrans adjusts its scheduling and service operations four times a year to take into account changing traffic impacts, travel patterns and bus operator availability. The adjustments help improve on-time performance standards and make the bus system run more smoothly. Riders are advised to check the new schedules for the routes they will use.  

SamTrans continues to focus on reliability and efficiency for riders in the county to get to and from their destinations safely. Members of the public interested in commenting on the changes can submit feedback through the SamTrans website.


About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 70 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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