Greater frequency on busy lines, elimination or reduction of routes with low ridership and new vehicle models in outlying areas are all part of a major service overhaul approved by SamTrans this week.
Fleshed out over a two-year outreach period, the new service realignment approved by SamTrans’ board of directors Wednesday aims to increase ridership and make service more financially efficient for the San Mateo County bus operator. Read More
A man who was struck by a SamTrans bus in San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood earlier this week has died, a spokeswoman for the transit agency said
Eugenio Mallari was hit when he stepped onto Mission Street near Valencia Street, just south of Cesar Chavez Street, around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. Read More
SamTrans will be changing the scheduling times on
nearly 40 percent of its bus lines this weekend to improve service.
Every four months, the San Mateo County transit agency adjusts bus schedules to address issues with on-time performance and to increase efficiency, according to spokeswoman Christine Dunn. During the latest adjustment, SamTrans reviewed its lower-performing lines and determined how their schedules could be tweaked to better meet the needs of riders, she said. Read More
Free rides from Muni, Caltrain and SamTrans, plus late-night service on BART, are among the many perks being offered to public transit passengers for New Year’s Eve.
Here’s a look at what to expect tonight and early Tuesday morning: Read More
El Camino Real came of age when car-based travel seemed like the inevitable route to the future. But after the construction of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 280, the Peninsula artery came to occupy an awkward place. It’s a swift-moving, multilane boulevard that acts neither as a local road nor commuter thoroughfare. Read More
Encouraging signs of support for sales tax ballot measures in San Mateo County could help provide Caltrain with a long-sought dedicated funding mechanism.
A recent survey found that 66 percent of San Mateo County voters would support a quarter-cent sales tax increase to provide funding for Caltrain and SamTrans. The poll, conducted at the behest of the San Mateo County Transit District, targeted residents likely to vote in the 2014 election. The transit district manages both SamTrans and Caltrain.
Passengers who transfer frequently between BART and other local transit agencies could soon be doling out more cash for their trips.
Under the BART Plus program, passengers can currently prepay for half-month passes ranging from $43 to $76. With that pass, their BART fares include free transfers on a number of local transit agencies, including Muni, SamTrans and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Read More
Muni’s network of transit-only lanes will be extended from North Beach to the Ingleside District and its aging bus fleet will receive 18 new vehicles, courtesy of new federal grants that also benefit BART, SamTrans and AC Transit. Read More
Police are looking for more victims in the wake of allegations that a creepy teenager groped three females over a monthlong period on Caltrain and SamTrans.Fedelino Ruiz, 18, is accused in two incidents Jan. 20 and a third Feb. 22, prosecutors said Monday. He was arrested on Caltrain after the third alleged attack. Read More
Along with this weekend’s Bay Bridge closure, which will begin at 8 p.m. today and last until 5 a.m. Tuesday, motorists and transit riders will also have to deal with service changes on Monday’s Presidents Day holiday. Here are the details:Muni: Will operate on a Saturday schedule for Presidents Day, meaning slightly less service and later start times than regular weekday scheduling. Read More