• SamTrans will host a series of community meetings next week to discuss the possible elimination of Routes 11, 43 and 89, which have been identified as the lowest performers among the bus agency’s community routes.
The routes comprise a total of four daily trips and average about five riders per trip. On average, community routes serve approximately 19 riders per trip. Also, other routes currently serve riders in these service areas. Route 11: Routes 110, 112 and 120. Route 43: Routes ECR and 140. Route 89: Routes 83 and 296.
The community meetings will be 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, Fernando Rivera School, multipurpose room, 1255 Southgate Ave., Daly City; 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24,
Burlingame Main Library, Tech Media Lab, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame; and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 25, Menlo Park Library, Downstairs Program Room, 800 Alma St, Menlo Park.
The San Mateo County Transit District Board will consider the proposal to eliminate the three routes 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the SamTrans Administrative Office, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos.
Prior to the public hearing, comments may be submitted several ways: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mail: SamTrans, Administrative Office, c/o District Secretary, PO Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070-1306; and phone: (800) 660-4287 (TTY (650) 508-6448)
If approved by the Board at its July 5 meeting, elimination of Routes 11, 43 and 89 would become effective Aug. 6.