Parents can avoid a traffic-induced temper tantrum by taking public transportation to the Baby and Kidz Expo in San Mateo this weekend.

The third annual event, which is a one-stop shopping and entertainment event for both parents and their children, will take place at the San Mateo County Event Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.

The event center is just a short walk from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station, at the corner of El Camino Real and Hillsdale Boulevard. The event will also provide shuttle service between the Hillsdale Caltrain Station and the convention center during the day of the expo. SamTrans’ Route ECR travels on El Camino Real and stops a few blocks away from the event center, as does Route 292.

Passengers who use Caltrain or SamTrans can save 50 percent on their admission! The discount is available by clicking here and using the discount code Expo2For1 at the checkout.

This year’s Baby and Kidz Expo will feature plenty of family-friendly vendors, jump houses and gymnastics courses, tutorials on child-rearing, and door prizes that include a trip on Carnival Cruise Lines.

For schedule and fare information for Caltrain and SamTrans, or for help planning your trip, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448) or visit or


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed more than three years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad will celebrate 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor by 2019, reducing diesel emissions by 90 percent and adding more service to more stations. 

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About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 76 routes throughout San Mateo County.  Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976. 

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Will Reisman
Public Relations Specialist
O: (650) 508-7704
M: 415-420-0905


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