It’s been a very busy year for the San Mateo County Transit District, the agency that manages Caltrain, SamTrans and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.
And with the holidays here, now is the time to reflect on all that’s been accomplished, recognize all the employees and partners who made contributions, and earnestly thank all the customers who rely on the Transit District’s services.
Which is the why the Transit District has crafted an electronic greeting card, available for all to view here. The interactive e-greeting card—which respects the Transit District’s commitment to sustainability—lists a series of initiatives carried out this year, including the debut of the new grade-separated San Bruno Caltrain Station, the completion of the SamTrans Service Plan, and the beginning of construction on the Highway 101/Broadway interchange in Burlingame.
The greeting card, which includes links to the three agency websites managed by the Transit District, also details the major undertakings coming up next year, such as the Caltrain Modernization Program and the implementation of strategic plans for SamTrans, the Transportation Authority and Caltrain.
Most importantly, the card is a way for the Transit District to wish Happy Holidays to all those who made 2014 such a memorable year.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 75 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed more than four years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
About the TA: Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ cent sales tax, the Transportation Authority provides funding for transportation and infrastructure improvement projects. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County residents voted to reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years.