Reimagine SamTrans is a comprehensive operational analysis (COA) project to evaluate and refresh the entire SamTrans bus system that began in Summer 2019. The project team conducted three rounds of public outreach, as well as existing conditions evaluation and market research. We are working hard to ensure the project reflects changing travel patterns and transportation needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three alternative SamTrans networks with potential service changes were developed in Winter 2021 and made public for community input during Spring 2021. A final network was developed in Summer 2021, followed by a final round of public input in Fall 2021. The results and findings from that outreach can be found on the Resources page.

Staff carefully considered each piece of input we received and made some adjustments to the final new network. Implementation of the final network is anticipated to occur over multiple phases beginning in Summer 2022.

What’s Happening Now?

At the March 2022 board meeting, the SamTrans Board of Directors adopted the study recommendations. The final network changes are posted to the site under “Final New Network.” 

SamTrans will begin implementing the changes from Reimagine SamTrans in August 2022. Visit for more information on when changes to routes you use will take effect.  

The goals of Reimagine SamTrans are to:

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Improve the
experience for
existing SamTrans

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Grow new and
more frequent
ridership on

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Build SamTrans’
efficiency and
effectiveness as a
mobility provider


Where are we now?
At the March 2022 board meeting, the SamTrans Board of Directors adopted the study recommendations. 

SamTrans Timeline


Project Overview

Learn about the project’s goals and phases.



Find more project resources and background.