By Alex Eisenhart, @AlexOnTransit
Cirque du Soleil Volta @ AT&T Park in San Francisco: The circus is in town. Cirque du Soleil’s latest show, VOLTA, is kicking off its winter season at AT&T Park in San Francisco beginning November 15, 2018 through February 3, 2019. This is not only an exciting addition to the myriad of events taking place in the Bay Area throughout the holiday season, but also a fitting show to share with our riders. As Cirque du Soleil explains on their website, “VOLTA is a story of transformation.” For folks riding Caltrain to a weekend performance of the show, be reminded that we’re still in the midst of an exciting transformation of our own – electrification. Make sure to check our latest weekend timetable and leave travel extra time to account for the bus bridge service between the San Francisco, 22nd street, and Bayshore Caltrain stations.
ART on the Square – Holiday Show @ San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City: Looking to get a jump on your holiday shopping? Redwood City is holding its 3rd Annual Holiday Show on Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Mateo County History Museum. This free event will showcase original artwork (paintings, photography, jewelry, glass, etc.) available for purchase at a range of price levels. While you’re there, you can also check out the museum’s latest exhibits and catch a blues performance by AJ Crawdaddy in Courtroom A from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – all at no charge. Check our latest weekend timetables for local SamTrans and Caltrain service to get you there.
Last Chance to Provide Input on SamTrans Express Bus Study: Election season may be over, but it’s never an off time to make your voice heard. SamTrans recently released a Draft Express Bus Feasibility Study, which outlines the District’s plan to use express buses to improve mobility options and reduce freeway congestion in San Mateo County. The study recommends six new express routes that would be phased in over the next few years. We are accepting public comment on the study until Friday, November 16. If you have not done so yet, we invite community members to weigh in on the recommendations that came out of the study before the deadline.