Coastside

Coastside

Pacifica, Montara, Moss Beach, Half Moon Bay, Pescadero

SamTrans bus service on the Coastside includes local routes in communities spanning Pacifica to Pescadero. Multiple routes from Pacifica connect to BART stations, while the Route 294 connects the mid-Coast to Caltrain and bay-side destinations like College of San Mateo and the Hillsdale Shopping Center.

Key Changes

Time and frequency:
  • Improved service seven days a week on Route 110 and on weekdays on Route 118
  • Improved service on Route 17 on weekends, doubling today’s service
  • Improved midday service on Route 294
Route extension:
  • Extension of Route 110 into the Linda Mar neighborhood of Pacifica. FLX Pacifica would be eliminated and covered by Route 110.
Streamlined service:
  • Shortening of Route 112 at Sharp Park in Pacifica
  • Direct service on Route 118 to/from Daly City BART only
  • Fewer deviations on Route 17
  • Removal of direct service to College of San Mateo and San Mateo Medical Center on Route 294 due to low ridership
New service:
  • Introduction of a new supplemental on-demand service in the Half Moon Bay area. This service would allow people to call or use a mobile app to schedule a ride from where they are to where they want to go within the defined zone and would connect to Routes 17 and 294.
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Click on a route number below to learn about proposed changes to each existing SamTrans route serving the Coastside, as well as one potential new on-demand service on the mid-Coastside.

Route 17 | Route 110 | Route 112 | Route 118

Route 294 | FLX Pacifica | HMB-OD (NEW!)

Route 17 | Linda Mar Park & Ride - Miramontes/Moonridge (Half Moon Bay) - Pescadero

Existing Service

Route 17 is a below average ridership route that provides coverage to lower-density areas along the Coastside between Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. Pescadero, south of Half Moon Bay, currently gets limited service to provide lifeline connections from that community. Route 17 operates every 60 minutes on weekdays and every two hours on weekends. Higher frequency service was a top request during public outreach.

Recommended Changes

Route 17 Alternatives

Coverage (Where it goes)

In the new network, Route 17 is simplified with fewer deviations off US Highway 1. Route deviations with lower ridership to Sunshine Valley Road, 6th Street, Seton Coastside Medical Center, Canada Cove, and Pescadero would be removed. Riders from 6th Street, Seton Coastside Medical Center, and Canada Cove would still be able to access Route 17 with a longer walk. Riders in Pescadero would be able to use SamCoast service. School service on Route 18 would not change.

To supplement service in Half Moon Bay, a new type of service called on-demand would also operate. On-demand service allows people to call or use a mobile app to schedule a ride from where they are to where they want to go within the defined service zone.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Resources saved by reducing deviations on Route 17 would allow SamTrans to double the service on weekend. In the new network, Route 17 would operate every 60 minutes seven days a week.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Hours of service on Route 17 would not change in the new network.

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Route 110 | Linda Mar Park & Ride - Daly City BART

Existing Service

Route 110 has average ridership connecting Pacifica and neighborhoods in Daly City. More riders travel towards Daly City in the morning and from Daly City in the afternoon. During public outreach, people requested earlier service and service that is more frequent on weekends.

Recommended Changes

Route 110 Alternatives

Coverage (Where it goes)

To reduce travel time for the majority of riders, Route 110 would no longer serve the deviation from Skyline Drive onto Longview Drive. Riders could access the route with a five-minute walk to a stop on Skyline Drive. In Pacifica, instead of ending at the Linda Mar Park-and-Ride, the route would continue into the Linda Mar neighborhood, looping around De Solo Drive, Crespi Drive, Terra Nova Boulevard, Oddstad Boulevard, and Linda Mar Boulevard. This extension would provide a direct ride to Daly City and BART for Linda Mar residents.

Trips on Route 110 that operate only on school days serving Oceana and Terra Nova High School would continue and be renamed as Route 10.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Route 110 would operate more often during the midday on weekdays and on weekends. The route would run every 30 minutes during peak and midday periods, seven days a week.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Hours of service would not change in the new network.

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Route 112 | Linda Mar Park & Ride - Colma BART

Existing Service

Route 112 is a below average route in terms of ridership. It serves a small, unique market that mostly overlaps with other routes. It runs between the Linda Mar area in Pacifica and Colma BART. During public outreach, people requested better connectivity to other routes and earlier service.

Recommended Changes

Route 112 Alternatives

Coverage (Where it goes)

In the new network, Route 112 is shortened at Clarendon Road and Francisco Boulevard in the West Sharp Park area. The route would not change between Colma BART and Sharp Park, still providing a connection to Serramonte Center. To reduce route duplication, only routes 110 and 118 would continue to Linda Mar.

Trips on Route 112 that operate only on school days serving Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School would continue and be renamed as Route 12.

Frequency (How often it runs)

Route frequency would not change in the new network. Route 112 would continue to run every 60 minutes.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Hours of service would not change.

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Route 118 | Linda Mar Park & Ride - Daly City BART

Existing Service

Route 118 provides peak-only, limited stop service from Linda Mar and Pacifica to two BART stations on weekdays. Public input included requests for earlier service and better schedule coordination with other routes.

Recommended Changes

Route 118 Alternatives

Coverage (Where it goes)

To improve reliability and connect to more frequent BART service, Route 118 would travel directly to/from Daly City BART station and skip the Colma BART station. Passengers wishing to travel to Colma could transfer to BART or Route ECR at Daly City BART station. Route 118 would continue to be a limited stop service along Highway 1. Efforts will be made to prioritize schedule alignment and transfers between Route 118 and Route 17 at Linda Mar.

Frequency (How often it runs)

In the new network, Route 118 would have additional weekday-only trips, with service every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon peak periods.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Hours of service would not change in the new network.

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

Existing Service

Route 294 connects Half Moon Bay to San Mateo but has below average ridership. Public input included requests for more frequent and later service to Half Moon Bay.

Recommended Changes

Route 294 Alternatives

Coverage (Where it goes)

Route 294 would continue to serve all stops in Half Moon Bay and in the Hillsdale area of San Mateo, including better connections to the new Hillsdale Caltrain station.

Due to low ridership, deviations to College of San Mateo (CSM) and San Mateo Medical Center would be discontinued. Riders could continue to access CSM with a transfer to Route 250 in San Mateo. San Mateo Medical Center would be accessible with a transfer to Route 295 or about a five-minute walk.

A new service called “on-demand” would be provided in the Half Moon Bay area. This service allows people to call or use a mobile app to schedule a ride from where they are to where they want to go within a certain zone. This service would connect riders directly to places on the mid-Coast and to bus routes 294 and 17 to reach more destinations.

Frequency (How often it runs)

In the new network, Route 294 would run more often during the midday on weekdays. The route would operate every 60 minutes, seven days a week.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Hours of service would not change.

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FLX Pacifica

Existing Service

FLX Pacifica service offers a mix of fixed and flexible routing in the Linda Mar neighborhood of Pacifica. The service operates on weekdays from 6:15 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. and travels clockwise serving bus stops from the Linda Mar Park & Ride. Riders can either catch the bus at designated bus stops or arrange for a special pickup within a half-mile of the fixed route.

Recommended Changes

Route Pacifica

Coverage (Where it goes)

In the new network, the FLX Pacifica is discontinued and service within the Linda Mar area is provided by an extended version of Route 110. The route would no longer deviate off the fixed route. However, the extended Route 110 would provide a direct ride to Daly City and BART for Linda Mar residents.

Frequency (How often it runs)

The FLX Pacifica currently operates every 45 minutes on weekdays only. The new Route 110 would operate more often, every 30 minutes all day and on weekends.

Hours of Service (When it runs)

Later evening service and weekend service would be provided via the new Route 110.

HMB-OD| Half Moon Bay On-Demand Service (NEW!)
On-demand service is proposed in two parts of the county to supplement changes to bus service and provide additional transportation options. On-demand service increases access for people in areas where regular bus service is hard to operate or schedule in a way that works for people who want to ride.On-demand uses a smaller bus or vehicle that can travel on smaller neighborhood streets. With on-demand service, riders call or use an app to request a ride and a shared vehicle picks them up and drops them off anywhere within the designated zone.

A local bus fare is charged, just like riding a regular SamTrans bus.

Half Moon Bay is a rural area with limited road access that has historically been hard to serve well with regularly scheduled bus service. An on-demand zone serving El Granada and Half Moon Bay would help connect people to grocery stores, community services and Route 294 with service to other parts of San Mateo County. The on-demand zone is bordered by Miramontes Point Road to the south, Capistrano Road to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The zone extends inland to cover development on the east side of Highway 1. The Half Moon Bay on-demand transit service would operate from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week.

On Demand Zones

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