The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for the principal public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels & RediCoast paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.
State of the System
Like many other public transit agencies across the country, SamTrans ridership is declining. In San Mateo County, demographic, growth and technology patterns have changed significantly over the past five years. Reimagine SamTrans will consider these changes and make recommendations that allow SamTrans to be a first choice for customers and community members alike.
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A Look Into SamTrans
Transit agencies across the country are embarking on comprehensive studies to better address declining ridership, improve the
customer experience, and adjust to changing market trends.
SamTrans operates 70 fixed routes and one on-demand route in San Mateo County, San Francisco and northern
Santa Clara County.
SamTrans serves more than 35,000 passenger boardings each weekday.
SamTrans provides nearly seven million miles of passenger bus service per year.
With the passage of Measure W in 2018, SamTrans has a unique opportunity to reimagine and reshape its bus system.