Mid-County

Mid-County

Burlingame, San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood Shores (Redwood City)

SamTrans bus service in the mid-county area includes local and express routes in the cities of Burlingame, San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, and Redwood Shores (Redwood City). Many routes serve Caltrain stations and key community destinations like College of San Mateo, Hillsdale Shopping Center, and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Mid County System Alternative 1 Route Map

Alternative 1 Key Changes

Route ECR South would run every 15-minutes or better seven days a week, which improves accessibility and useability. A restored ECR Rapid would connect San Bruno BART to Redwood City.

Routes 294 and 250 would be more direct to Half Moon Bay and to College of San Mateo.

A new Route EPX would connect East Palo Alto, Redwood City, SFO Airport, and San Bruno BART. Routes FCX and 398 would no longer operate.

Foster City would have more service on streets that have better ridership. Lower ridership area would have less service, including less frequency and less coverage.

Areas in Redwood Shores, Belmont, and along Alameda de las Pulgas that have lower ridership would have less service.

Mid County System Alternative 2 Route Map

Alternative 2 Key Changes

Route ECR would have fewer stops through the mid-county area. More than 90 percent of passengers would have a faster and more reliable trip as a result.

Routes 251 and 256 to Foster City would be more direct and more frequent.

A new Route 249 would connect downtown San Mateo and College of San Mateo.

A new commuter route SMX would connect the a park-and-ride at SR-92/US-101 with downtown San Francisco.

A new Route EPX would connect East Palo Alto, Redwood City, SFO Airport, and San Bruno BART. Routes FCX and 398 would no longer operate.

Existing areas with lower ridership would have less service. This includes areas in Redwood Shores, Belmont, and along Alameda del Pulgas.

Mid County System Alternative 3 Route Map

Alternative 3 Key Changes

Route FCX service would be restored between Foster City and San Francisco.

Route 294 would improve midday weekday frequency to every 60 minutes, up from every 120 minutes.

Route 251 to Foster City would be more direct and frequent and supplemented by a new Foster City On-Demand zone. For trips within the zone, patrons can reserve a ride in a smaller vehicle with a phone call or via an app.

A new route 291 would directly connect San Carlos and Redwood City to improve job and residential access.

Click on a route number below to learn about proposed changes to each existing SamTrans route serving the mid-county area, as well as five potential new routes.

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FCX | Route 250 | Routes 251/256 | Route 260

Route 294 | Route 295 | Route 292/293 | Route 397 | Route 398

Route 249 (NEW!) | Route 291 (NEW!) | SMX (NEW!) | FC-OD (NEW!)

 

FCX | Foster City – San Francisco Express Service

Route 250 | 5th/El Camino Real (San Mateo) – College of San Mateo

Route 251/256 | Foster City – Hillsdale Mall/Hillsdale Mall – Foster City

Route 260 | San Carlos Caltrain – College of San Mateo

Route 294 | San Mateo Medical Center – Main/Poplar (Half Moon Bay)

Route 295 | San Mateo Caltrain – Redwood City Caltrain

Route 292/293 | San Francisco – SFO – Hillsdale Mall

Route 397 | Palo Alto Transit Center – Downtown San Francisco

Route 398 | San Francisco – SFO – Redwood City Transit Center

Route 249 | San Mateo Caltrain – College of San Mateo (NEW!)

Route 291 | San Carlos – Redwood City (NEW!)

SMX | San Mateo – San Francisco (NEW!)

FC-OD | Foster City On-Demand Service (NEW!)