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CalTrain Timetable Changes Effective April 4th

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain has slightly changed its timetable effective April 4th. In response, VTA will change its services to match CalTrain's new schedule on April 11th.


To view the new timetable, visit caltrain.com. To view VTA's service changes, visit vta.org.

CalTrain & SamTrans Service Changes Thanksgiving Day

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

On Thanksgiving Day, CalTrain will operate a normal Sunday schedule of 32 trains, with shuttle service to and from Tamien Station. CalTrain service will stop at San Jose, not continuing south to Gilroy. There will be baby bullet trains in the morning and evening hours. 


SamTrans will operate a normal Sunday schedule, which excludes all school bus routes that do not operate on a normal Sunday. Sunday service is, of course, less frequent than weekday service.


The day after Thanksgiving, CalTrain will operate a Saturday schedule, with shuttles running to and from Tamien Station. There will be baby bullet trains. SamTrans will operate a normal non-school day service.


For more details, visit www.caltrain.com or www.samtrans.com.

MUNI Mobile is Here!

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

MUNI Mobile is out now! There's never been an easier or quicker way to pay for MUNI buses, streetcars, cable cars and metro lines. 


MUNI Mobile lets you buy tickets to be put on your phone instantly with a credit/debit card, or with a PayPal account. You can also buy passes for use on your phone multiple times. You can activate tickets or passes anytime you're ready to ride. 


You can pay for single-ride fares, as well as one-day, three-day and seven-day passports. You can even use MUNI Mobile to pay for Cable Cars!


MUNI Mobile comes with a trip planner as well, so you'll know exactly when your bus/train/streetcar will arrive. And coming 2016, there will be voice command integrated into MUNI Mobile.


MUNI Mobile is available for both Google Play and the App Store. For more details, go to https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/munimobile" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/munimobile.

BART Parking Fee Increase at Four Stations Dec. 7th

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

On December 7th, four BART stations will receive a fare increase for BART parking, adding an additional 50 cents to the previous parking fare. The four stations are:

Millbrae ($3.00)

Coliseum ($1.50)

Concord ($2.00)

North Concord/Martinez ($2.00)


BART evaluates its parking lots at each station every six months. If BART finds the lot 100% full, the fare may increase by 50 cents. If the lot is less than 95% full, the fare may decrease by 50 cents. The maximum BART parking fare is $3.00, except at West Oakland.


Clipper is the best way to pay for BART Parking. To order a Clipper card, click on https://www.clippercard.com/ClipperWeb/getTranslinkOrderCard.do.      


Visit www.bart.gov for more details.

Tilton Avenue Bridge to be Replaced, Bus Bridge in Place Nov. 7th

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Many CalTrain bridges are over 100 years old, including the Tilton Avenue Bridge in San Mateo. As part of the San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project, CalTrain will replace the Tilton Avenue Bridge over the weekend of November 7th and 8th, with work starting at 8 PM Friday, Nov. 6, and ending at 5 AM Monday, Nov. 9.


As crews work along the bridge, the entire CalTrain system will be affected. Since track at the Tilton Avenue Bridge will be closed, northbound trains will stop at Hayward Park, and southbound trains will stop at Burlingame. 


Between the two stations, SamTrans will operate a bus bridge connecting the two stops on November 7th. By November 8th, CalTrain trains will be able to single-track across the Tilton Avenue Bridge, eliminating the bus bridge.


Riders can expect delays during single-tracking across the bridge and while the bus bridge is in place. The next bridge to be replaced in San Mateo will be in December, at the Monte Diablo Bridge. 


For more details, visit www.caltrain.com.

Minor SamTrans Schedule Changes Effective Immediately

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Effective on September 21st, SamTrans has made their every-four-month service changes to better serve riders of the peninsula. 


Route 19 depart s14 minutes later than the previous schedule at Crespi Drive and Highway 1, in Pacifica, at 8:04 AM. The 19 will arrive at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School at 8:44 AM. 


Route 60 departs Carlmont High School at 2:45 PM instead of 3:15 PM. Route 88 departs the bus stop at Bay Road and Harmon Drive 10 minutes later than before, en route to Encinal Elementary School.


Route 260 has been altered to better connect with CalTrain. The 260 now departs San Carlos CalTrain Station at 7:31 AM, 11 minutes later than the previous schedule. 


For more details, go to www.samtrans.com.

A Closer Look at MUNI's Service Improvements September 26th!

Posted on September 11, 2015 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

These maps provide a detailed illustrative explanation of what some of MUNI's convenient bus improvements will look like September 26th!

Say hello to the new 7X Noriega Express! Previously, the 7X terminated at 4th & Market, meaning passengers would have to transfer to another bus, although the easiest option would be to just walk. Now, the 7X will continue all the way down Market to Main and Steuart, where it will turn around.


This huge improvement to the 7X will officially begin September 27th.

The new and improved 18 46th Avenue and the 57 Parkmerced have been designed to work together to provide seamless transfers between the two lines and other neighborhoods in San Francisco.


The 47 has taken over the 18 around the Lake Merced loop. Several stops have been added to the 57 close to schools and religious structures. The frequency of the 57 will also be increased, from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes. 

The 29 Sunset is one of the most crowded buses in the MUNI System, and the line is about to be shortened (slightly) for quicker access to other areas. Stops on Mission and Geneva will no longer be served. Instead, the 29 will run along Ocean Ave, saving three minutes.


Next week, we'll explore the changes being made to lines 28, 28R, 43 and 9/9R. For more information on the 57, 7X, 18, and 29, click on https://www.sfmta.com/about-sfmta/blog/closer-look-muni’s-sept-26-route-changes.

Security Grille Replacement at Daly City BART Station

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

On August 26th, work will begin to replace security grilles at the entrances of Daly City BART Station. All grille replacement will take place at night. Electrical work may take place between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM, but should not block the entrance or alter train service.


Around midnight, when the BART system closes until 4 AM, additional chain-link fencing will be put up for extra security.


If a partial entrance closure is necessary, BART will install signs, safety tape and cones to direct passengers to the faregates and up to the platforms. A safety monitor will always be present.


For more info, visit www.bart.gov.

Join BART Police for National Night Out August 4th

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

From 4 PM to 7 PM on Tuesday, August 4th, you can meet the BART Police Officers and learn more about crime prevention. National Night Out will take place at six BART Stations: 

 

  • Walnut Creek
  • San Bruno
  • Embarcadero
  • MacArthur
  • El Cerrito del Norte
  • Fremont

National Night Out is a family-friendly event to help raise crime prevention in and around the BART System, as well as to strengthen relationship between civilians and law enforcement. This is the 32nd Annual National Night Out.

You can help BART reduce crime, improve civilian awareness, and prevent theft of cars, bikes and electronics. For more information, visit www.bart.gov.

Golden Gate Transit Route 42 Could be Delayed by BART Transbay Closures

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

With an anticipated traffic increase during the weekends of BART's Transbay Tube Closure, Golden Gate Transit Route 42 could be delayed, due to higher traffic levels on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.


For more information, click on www.goldengate.org.