There is no place like home, and no better way to travel than public transportation for the upcoming Hometown Days festival in San Carlos.

The 36th annual community event will be taking place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Burton Park in San Carlos. The park is about a 20-minute walk from the San Carlos Caltrain Station, and Caltrain’s weekday and weekend schedule offers plenty of travel options for festival-goers.

SamTrans’ Route ECR is also another reliable transportation option, as the bus runs every 15 minutes during the weekday and every 20 minutes during the weekend, and has a stop that is just a 15-minute walk from the Burton Park festival site. Additionally, SamTrans Route 398 and Route 261 also serve the San Carlos area.

The annual event, organized by local volunteers, will feature live music, a pet parade, food and drink tents, a kids coloring contest and game booths, among other attractions.

For help planning a trip to the event, attendees can call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-660-4287 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 five 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 celebrated 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, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add 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


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