Be Street Smart and Take Transit to Burlingame On The Avenue

Families can leave the headaches of parking and traffic behind by taking public transit to the free Burlingame On The Avenue summer festival this weekend in downtown Burlingame.

Taking place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on August 20 and 21, Burlingame On The Avenue will feature unique artwork and hand-crafted wares, an interactive Children’s Playland area, live music, and tasty food and beverages for festival-goers.

All activities for Burlingame On The Avenue, which is hosted by the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, will be located at Burlingame Avenue, off California Drive and El Camino Real.

Participants can take Caltrain to the Burlingame station, which is located at the heart of the festival.  Caltrain offers hourly weekend service between San Jose and San Francisco. SamTrans Route 292 and Route ECR also serve the area.

Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased at station ticket machines. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.

For more information about SamTrans or Caltrain routes and fares, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448), or visit www.samtrans.com or www.caltrain.com.

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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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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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Will Reisman
Public Relations Specialist
Caltrain/SamTrans/SMCTA
O: (650) 508-7704
M: 415-420-0905
@WillReisman

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