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SamTrans Cuts Six Bus Routes

In an ongoing downward cycle of bus service cuts and ridership losses, the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) will eliminate six bus routes and adjust six others on January 21 to partially compensate for the loss, “merging 12 of its routes into six to simplify service.” The cuts come following…

Dumbarton Rail Path Saved

The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) approved the $1.2 million Dumbarton Transportation Corridor Study on Wednesday December 6, capping 22 months of study by the agency on how to ferry more commuters across the Dumbarton Bridge to access jobs in the mid-Peninsula region. The only major change from the…

San Mateo County Slashes Bus Subsidy In Half

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at their Tuesday November 21 meeting, on consent calendar, to cut the annual subsidy the County provides to the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) for bus service in half, from $5 million to $2.5 million. The County began allocating $5…

Facebook Deciding Dumbarton Improvements

Facebook has been calling the shots on which Dumbarton Corridor Transportation Plan projects get prioritized, pushing SamTrans staff to support a bus-way over a bicycle and pedestrian path along the Dumbarton tracks between Redwood City and East Palo Alto. The public has argued vigorously since the draft plan was published in…

Belle Haven Residents Demand Dumbarton Bike Path, Bus Lanes on Bayfront Expressway

Belle Haven residents and community members sent a clear message to SamTrans at a September 25 community meeting on the agency’s new Dumbarton Corridor Transportation Plan. A walking and bicycling path along the train tracks is desired, and bus traffic should stay in bus lanes on Bayfront Expressway and not…