Author Rick Nahass, Pacifica Climate Committee
SamTrans “Reimagine Program” is asking for public feedback on 2022 pandemic bus route alternatives (see below). Missing is the longstanding requirement for highway CA1 express bus service from Half Moon Bay to Daly City BART. Let SamTrans know this is the coastside requirement for fair and equitable recovery:
Please let SamTrans know that you want them to Expand the 118 express bus service from Half Moon Bay to Day City BART to run 7 days a week continuously from early morning to late evening. The benefits are:
- Small businesses would have access to a greater workforce who would be more willing to take jobs if bus transit was more available and cost efficient.
- Accessibility to jobs at coastside small merchants and farms for families that have one or no cars
- Promotion and marketing (easy to take the bus instead of sitting in traffic) to out-of-town Visitors to drive tourism revenue
- Realtor promotion of faster access to San Francisco connections to prospective home buyers
- Greater access up and down the coast for senior citizens
- Student access to schools, shortening or eliminating special school routes
- Reduce highway one road congestion 7 days a week, with proper economic development marketing
- Reduces coastside carbon footprint by removing cars from the road
Attend the Zoom meeting
Coastside Meeting (Pacifica, Montara, Moss Beach, Half Moon Bay)
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Meeting Link: http://bit.ly/reimaginecoast
Call in Option: (669) 900-6833
Zoom Webinar ID: 990 1019 9651
Languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese
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The following are the Coastside Reimagine Alternatives
Alternative 1 Key Changes – Direct, High-frequency Service within our County
- Route 112 would be shortened to operate between Sharp Park and Serramonte. It would operate every 30 minutes on weekdays instead of hourly. Route 110 service would improve to every 30 minutes seven days a week.
- Route 118 would run between Pacifica and Colma BART instead of continuing on to Daly City BART to be more reliable.
- Route 294 would no longer serve College of San Mateo due to low ridership and would operate hourly during midday on weekdays instead of every two hours.
Alternative 2 Key Changes – Improved Connections to Rail and the Region
- Route 112 would be shortened to operate between Sharp Park and Colma BART.
- Two routes would serve the growing employment areas in Oyster Point.
- Route 294 would no longer serve College of San Mateo due to low ridership, providing a faster trip for those traveling between the Bay and the Coastside.
Alternative 3 Key Changes – Retain Geographic Coverage
- Route 112 would be deleted. Route 110 frequency would improve to every 30 minutes seven days a week. Riders wishing to travel to Serramonte or Colma BART would need to transfer.
- Route 294 would improve midday weekday frequency to every 60 minutes, up from every 120 minutes.
- A new on-demand service in Half Moon Bay would be implemented. A ride on a smaller vehicle, which could be reserved with a phone call or via an app, would provide service anywhere within the zone.
Organizations and Individuals who support the “Coastside Bus Corridor” Expansion of the SamTrans 118 express bus service from Half Moon Bay to Day City BART to run 7 days a week continuously from early morning to late evening:
- Pacifica Climate Committee
To add you name to the list of supporters send email to firstname.lastname@example.org