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SamTrans to use express buses to improve mobility options

Bus| October 29, 2018

Agency study recommends six new express routes that would be phased in over the next few years.

SamTrans unveils first of 10 Proterra all-electric buses

Technology| October 16, 2018

The agency is currently looking to replace the entirety of its fleet with zero-emissions vehicles by 2032.

Technology| September 4, 2018

Calif.'s SamTrans launches mobile app

Will allow riders to purchase and activate tickets from their smartphone devices, plan trips, and get real-time bus location and schedule information.

Rail| April 17, 2018

MARTA, Caltrain, SamTrans receive APTA sustainability awards

The agencies were recognized for water conservation practices, renewable electricity usage, and emissions reduction.

Bus| February 13, 2018

Calif.'s SamTrans to add 55 New Flyer clean-diesel artics

Staff informed the board that this is intended to be the last diesel bus purchase that SamTrans will make because the Transit District would eventually like to convert its current fleet to electric buses in the future.

Management & Operations| September 12, 2016

Nolan, Harris named Outstanding Board Members

Nolan was first appointed to the SFMTA’s board in 2006, before being elected chairman in 2009.

Management & Operations| March 12, 2015

San Mateo County Transit District names Hartnett as new transit head

Jim Hartnett replaces Michael J. Scanlon, who is retiring after a distinguished career in the transit industry, which includes running the District for more than 15 years.

Management & Operations| January 29, 2015

Driver who struck Calif. bus sentenced to year in jail

In addition to his jail and probation sentence, the driver, who was drunk when he struck a SamTrans bus last January, must pay restitution to six victims, $7,341 to one and an amount to be determined for the other five.

Bus| September 2, 2014

SamTrans CEO Scanlon retiring

Scanlon shepherded SamTrans and Caltrain through two economic downturns and played a central role in achieving the financial stability both agencies currently enjoy.
Bus| December 5, 2013

Calif.’s SamTrans to debut 25 Gillig hybrid buses

The new diesel-electric hybrid vehicles are replacing 1998 models, the oldest vehicles in the agency’s fleet. The buses will produce 90% fewer emissions than the buses they are replacing, and save $3 million in fuel costs over the next 12 years, according to SamTrans.
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