San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans)

San Carlos, CA 94070-1306


About San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans)


1250 San Carlos Ave.
P.O. Box 3006
San Carlos, CA 94070-1306
United States

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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 . Caltrain and the TA have contracted with the District to serve as their managing agency, under the direction of their appointed boards.

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Safety & Security

SamTrans Board of Directors approves new Code of Conduct and Enforcement Policy

April 8, 2024
The policy supports SamTrans commitment to improving the safety conditions of all transit worker staff, deter passengers from engaging in disruptive and dangerous behavior and...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

SamTrans begins operation of zero-emission East Palo Alto - San Bruno EPX service

Feb. 12, 2024
SamTrans' Route EPX will now be serviced by eight zero-emission buses as part of the agency's Reimagine SamTrans initiative.

SamTrans to pilot same-day paratransit service for 12 months

Dec. 19, 2023
The pilot program was developed based on the results of a SamTrans paratransit customer survey that showed a desire for adding the service.
Car Sharing

More than 1,000 passengers have ridden SamTrans’ Ride Plus since June

Aug. 4, 2023
Ride Plus is a shared, on-demand transportation option with a fixed-cost; the free-to-use promotional period was scheduled to end at the end of July, but it has been extended ...
Shared Mobility

Transdev, SamTrans launch microtransit service

As part of the partnership, Transdev began operation of the RidePlus microtransit service, addressing a long-term need in the East Palo Alto and Half Moon Bay areas.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

SamTrans adding 10 new FCEBs by end of 2023

May 18, 2023
The district is scheduled to have a totally zero-emission bus fleet by 2034, six years ahead of California’s 2040 deadline for transit agencies.
Fare Collection

Clipper BayPass pilot program to provide around 50,000 Bay Area residents free access to bus, rail and ferry services

Nov. 3, 2022
Clipper BayPass is the first initiative to be implemented based on recommendations of the Regional Fare Coordination/Integration Study, an 18-month study led by MTC and BART that...
SamTrans credits its recent ridership gains to its Reimagine SamTrans plan.

SamTrans reports ridership gains

Oct. 25, 2022
Increased ridership is directly tied to the service changes implemented as a part of the Reimagine SamTrans plan.
April Chan will assume the role of general manager/CEO of SamTrans on Nov. 1, 2022.

April Chan named SamTrans GM/CEO

Oct. 13, 2022
Chan has been with SamTrans for more than 20 years and is described as “an intelligent, thoughtful, savvy and creative leader.”
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SamTrans completes transit signal prioritization pilot project in East Palo Alto

Aug. 25, 2022
The new technology allows buses to move more efficiently on San Mateo County roads, bypassing traffic and ensuring riders get to their destination faster.

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Fare Collection

Denver RTD, SamTrans, Ozark Regional Transit to implement new fare structures in 2024

Dec. 28, 2023
The changes to fare structures by the three agencies will help make paying for public transit simpler and more accessible.
One of SamTrans' existing zero-emission buses; the district's board approved the purchase of 30 additional zero-emission buses. This purchase includes 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses from New Flyer and 20 battery electric buses from Gillig.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

SamTrans replacing 30 diesel buses with electric buses

June 9, 2022
SamTrans Board voted to purchase 20 battery electric buses and 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses in a move that will speed its full fleet conversion by four years.

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Santa Clara VTA approves MOU for new Caltrain governance

Santa Clara VTA was the final approval needed to move forward with the MOU that will provide San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties more power and oversight of commuter rail service...

SamTrans releases citizens oversight committee audit

July 14, 2022
The COC found that the independent auditor’s report appropriately presents the Measure W revenues and expenditures for the period ending June 30, 2021.
Fare Collection

Free SamTrans Youth Unlimited Pass becomes permanent program

July 12, 2022
The SamTrans Youth Unlimited Pass Program was designed, and will be executed, in partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education.
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SamTrans Board adopts Reimagine SamTrans

March 4, 2022
The new service plan will start to be introduced in August 2022 in a phased implementation to be determined by expected workforce levels.
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SamTrans names 2021 operator and maintenance employees of the year

March 3, 2022
Alberto Perez, a 34-year bus operator, and Long Lau, a 14-year maintenance mechanic, have been chosen for the recognition.
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SamTrans reaches agreement with union representing operators and maintenance workers

Feb. 4, 2022
The four-year contract includes three annual wage increases for SamTrans’ employees.
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Free SamTrans service for low-income students now available

Jan. 10, 2022
Qualifying students can access free rides for six months as part of a pilot program.

SamTrans launches on-board Wi-Fi

Jan. 4, 2022
Wi-Fi is currently being enabled on the 800 series articulated buses, with the entire SamTrans fleet expected to be online by February 2022.

SamTrans adopts Peninsula Shuttle Study to simplify shuttle administration

Nov. 12, 2021
The study’s recommendations will improve and simplify shuttle operations and streamline the program’s administration.