There is no reason for fans of modern mechanical marvels to lose sleep this weekend worrying about traffic and parking problems. Instead, they can take transit for a smooth and easy ride to the Pacific Coast Dream Machines festival in Half Moon Bay.
The annual event takes place this Sunday and will feature displays of classic automobiles, tricked-out trucks, flying machines of all types, and motocross and skydiving demonstrations. Located at the Half Moon Bay Airport, the festival is directly accessible by SamTrans Route 17, which serves the San Mateo Coastside communities.
Attendees coming from San Francisco and the South Bay can use Caltrain to travel to the Hillsdale Station and connect with SamTrans Route 294 for a direct trip to Half Moon Bay. SamTrans recently increased weekend service on the Route 294 line, so passengers will have plenty of options to make the trip over to the coast. Route 294 links up with Route 17 on Main Street and Ides Hall in downtown Half Moon Bay.
Additionally, SamTrans also provides service from the Colma and Daly City BART stations – Routes 112 and 110 – that connect with Route 17 service in Pacifica to get festival attendees to the Pacific Coast Dream Machines event.
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.
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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