Thursday, August 20, 2009

SamTrans Service Cuts

Declining revenues for transit are hitting SamTrans and forcing service reductions on some routes, and outright cancellation of others.

The board, to their credit, is taking a fairly good approach to deciding where to cut, basing decisions primarily on what routes have the lowest ridership, but taking into account what alternatives those ex-riders will have, and trying to leave as few folks absolutely stranded as possible.

I note that in their worst-case scenario, there will be no more 295.

An overview of the proposed cuts and a schedule of community meetings can be found at