ECR will operate between Palo Alto and Daly City, so the San Francisco portion of the 391 will be eliminated.
By eliminating the San Francisco segment, SamTrans is able to invest more heavily in its Peninsula service. With the cost savings, SamTrans can now afford to run every ECR trip into Palo Alto. Removing the San Francisco service also gives SamTrans greater flexibility with scheduling, meaning El Camino service reliability is expected to improve.
To get to San Francisco, customers still have a wide range of transit options, including the Route 292, Caltrain, Muni or BART.
ECR is the first of many efforts coming out of the SSP designed to expand ridership, better serve customers and ensure that SamTrans’ bus service is more reliable, effective and cost-efficient to operate.
Additional SSP changes will be rolled out in January 2013.