Families can avoid the nuisances of traffic and parking by taking Caltrain and SamTrans to the San Mateo Street Festival this weekend.
The fourth annual festival will take place on B Street in San Mateo, which is just a short walk from the San Mateo Caltrain Station. Caltrain’s weekend schedule offers plenty of options for attendees to get to the street fair, which starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Additionally, SamTrans Route ECR has a stop at El Camino Real and Tilton Avenue that is a few blocks from the festival site. The bus runs every 20 minutes on the weekends. SamTrans Route 250 and Route 292 also serve the area.
The street fair will feature live music performances, children’s activities, food and drink vendors, display booths from local artists and opportunities to browse in downtown San Mateo shops.
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.
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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