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100 Days of COVID: The SamTrans Story

A chronicle of civil servants adapting San Mateo County’s bus transit service to protect essential workers and safely serve the public amidst a global pandemic. By Alex Eisenhart, Public Affairs […]

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The FLX Shuttle Returns to Linda Mar

It’s not the biggest change in our lives lately, but SamTrans’ microtransit experiment (called SamTrans OnDemand) in Pacifica’s Linda Mar neighborhood has come to an end. As of Monday, May […]

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Wheel Talk Episode 7: Transit-Oriented Development

View all episodes: http://www.buzzsprout.com/591640 SamTrans’ Director of Real Estate and Property Development, Brian Fitzpatrick, offers insight into the District’s land use over the years along with Caltrain’s new transit-oriented development policy […]

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Wheel Talk Episode 6: The Life Cycle of a SamTrans Bus

View all episodes: http://www.buzzsprout.com/591640 SamTrans Director of Bus Maintenance Dave Harbour explains what it takes to be a SamTrans bus. We talk about buying new buses and retiring the old, […]

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Wheel Talk Episode 5: Caltrain Maintenance 101 (Part 2)

View all episodes: http://www.buzzsprout.com/591640 DAN LIEBERMAN:  Do you want to start? ALEX EISENHART:  I don’t know. LIEBERMAN:  We’re back. EISENHART:  Wait, I was laughing. LIEBERMAN:  Okay, then stop laughing.  EISENHART:  Okay, […]

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Wheel Talk Episode 4: Caltrain Maintenance 101 (Part 1)

View all episodes: http://www.buzzsprout.com/591640 ALEX EISENHART:             Hey Dan. DAN LIEBERMAN:              Hey Alex. EISENHART:             You know that thing when you eat too much Burmese food and you haven’t even shaved […]

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Caltrain Locomotives Get Some Love

By Alex Eisenhart | @AlexOnTransit After 15 years of service, three of Caltrain’s F40PH-2C locomotives are getting some well-deserved industrial pampering. This standard mid-life overhaul of JPBX 920, 921 & […]

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SamTrans Connects to Black-Owned Businesses

By Dan Lieberman, Public Affairs Specialist  |  @Liebermantweets We’ve been getting some requests for Black-owned businesses accessible by transit. Here’s a short list of San Mateo County businesses and the SamTrans routes that serve them. Let us know who we’re missing so we can add them! Café Capuchino, Burlingame ECR Keith’s Chicken and Waffles, Daly City View this post on […]

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Social News: August 2019

It’s been a while since we did our “Tweets of the Week” round up, so as a throwback all its own, here’s a random edition of Tweets of the Week. Tweets of the Week: Caltrain Railfanning video gamers are all over Twitter expressing their joy of operating Caltrain along the Peninsula in Rail Simulator’s latest release. 🚆☀️ 🏙️ Explore Caltrain’s […]