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SamTrans CEO Scanlon retiring

Bus| September 2, 2014
Scanlon shepherded SamTrans and Caltrain through two economic downturns and played a central role in achieving the financial stability both agencies currently enjoy.

Calif.’s SamTrans to debut 25 Gillig hybrid buses

Bus| December 5, 2013
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.
July 24, 2013

Tapping the private sector to grow public transit service

While transit agency partnerships with other public agencies have resulted in increased ridership, revenue and service, some have also actively entered partnerships with private entities with similar results.
Accessibility| July 24, 2013

Innovative Solutions Meet the Needs of California's Rural Transit Riders

Seven days a week, 365 days a year, SamTrans Route 17 makes its way along the winding roads and past the scenic views of the California coast in San Mateo County. Situated sometimes just yards from the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the San Francisco Bay Area, Route 17 is one of seven fixed-route bus lines that serve several small coastal communities, including Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica and Pescadero.
Bus| January 24, 2013

Calif.’s SamTrans to add 25 Gillig hybrid buses

The energy-efficient buses, the first in the SamTrans fleet, are expected to be in service throughout San Mateo County by the end of the year. The low-floor buses use long-life, non-hazardous, maintenance-free batteries to capture and store braking energy and advanced solid state controllers to manage and blend power sources.
Bus| October 18, 2012

Calif.’s SamTrans falls behind on real-time info

Unlike many other San Francisco Bay Area transit agencies, the agency hasn't made the information available on 511, the regional transit information service. Software issues have delayed a real-time bus information system for years.
Bus| May 17, 2012

A Closer Look at Rural Transit Systems

Providing much-needed paratransit and access to jobs in often very remote areas, agencies in these regions struggle with some of the same challenges that small urbanized agencies do: funding, and rising fuel costs and demand, which have a significant impact on a vulnerable population.

Bus| May 4, 2011

SamTrans awarded for sustainability efforts

APTA honored the agency with a bronze level recognition award for its commitment to sustainability. SamTrans’ Sustainability Program is spearheaded by employee volunteers who work on projects and policies that demonstrate sustainability in action, such as switching to energy-efficient lighting, using double-sided printing and changing to single stream recycling.
Accessibility| February 10, 2011

Calif. transit chief offers to take pay cut

Mike Scanlon, CEO, San Mateo County Transit District, volunteered to sacrifice part of his $400,000 compensation package, since the three transit agencies he runs are undergoing serious budget problems. However, board members defended the salary, which they had approved.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

ACS to equip SamTrans with real-time arrival info

Specific signs will be equipped with an ADA-compliant audio component, allowing passengers with disabilities to hear what is being displayed on the sign intermittingly.

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