BY EMILY MIBACH
Daily Post Staff Writer
SamTrans will be cutting and reducing bus service after ridership fell 65% to 70% due to the stay-at-home order.
The bus service is cutting four lines, with three based based in Redwood City, those lines are:
• Route 118 from Daly City BART to the Linda Mar Park and Ride in Pacifica;
• Route 274, which runs from the Redwood City Caltrain station, along Jefferson Avenue and Farm Hill Boulevard to Canada College;
• Route 275, which runs from the Redwood City Caltrain station, along Woodside Road to Woodside and Alameda de las Pulgas. However, this line in the mornings and evenings goes to Canada College.
• Route 276, goes from the Redwood City Caltrain station, down Broadway and Bay to Florence Street and 17th Avenue, near Delucchi’s Market.
These four lines saw big enough dips in ridership to warrant being canceled, SamTrans said in a statement.
Most other lines will run on weekend timetables.
However, the ECR route, which runs along El Camino Real, will run buses every 20 minutes, the FCX route will run only twice a day, from Foster City to San Francisco in the morning and back to Foster City in the evening and the Route SFO will come every hour, instead of the usual half-hour headway between buses.
The changes begin Sunday.
Three lines will remain the same:
• Route 270, which goes in a loop from the Redwood City Caltrain station, down Broadway and Bay to Florence Street and 17th Avenue and then up Bayshore back to the Caltrain Station;
• Route 397, from Drumm and Clay streets in downtown San Francisco to the Palo Alto Caltrain Station.
• Route 398, from Drumm and Clay to the Redwood City Caltrain station.
SamTrans stopped collecting fares on March 25 as a result of having riders enter the bus through the back doors.
San Mateo County voters approved Measure W in 2018, a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation projects. It was expected to generate $80 million a year, half of which goes to SamTrans.