Commute Alternatives Program

Providing alternative commute options for County of San Mateo employees to reduce their carbon footprint and local traffic impacts. Learn more on our Commute Alternatives Program website.

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SMC Commuter Bus

We launched the San Mateo County Employee Commuter Bus pilot program to reduce traffic on our roads. The commuter bus takes San Mateo Medical Center and County Government Center employees to and from work during commute hours. Fewer cars mean less traffic! The one-year pilot program is funded by subsidies from the Commute Alternatives Program, the General Fund, and employee contributions.

Eligibility

All San Mateo County employees (including part-time employees, term employees, interns, and fellows) are eligible to participate in the SMC Commuter bus program. Contractors and volunteers are not eligible. As the bus is partly funded by the transit subsidy from the Commute Alternatives Program, those who are currently receiving that subsidy for other transit expenses are not eligible to ride the SMC Commuter bus. If you are an employee of the San Mateo Court system, please check with your commute alternatives coordinator for more information regarding your eligibility.

Cost

The Employee Commuter Bus costs $50 per month for unlimited rides, or $25 for a 10 single-ride pass. Lastly, new shuttle users can request a free, one-week trial pass by emailing commute@smcgov.org. At the moment, we are not offering weekly or prorated passes.

Ride Information

For each ride, please make sure you have your monthly, 10-ride, or trial pass available, along with your Employee ID. In addition, all shuttles are equipped with Wi-Fi and a bike rack.

Shuttle Information

East Bay

Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt
Hayward Amtrak
Hayward Amtrak
Hayward BART
Hayward BART
Health Systems
Health Systems
County Center
County Center

East Bay - AM Schedule

Lake MerrittHayward AmtrakHayward BartHealth System MainCounty Center
5:25 am5:55 am6:00 am6:40 am7:00 am
5:50 am6:20 am6:25 am7:05 am7:25 am
6:10 am6:40 am6:45 am7:25 am7:45 am
6:25 am6:55 am7:00 am7:40 am8:00 am
6:50 am7:20 am7:25 am8:05 am8:25 am
7:55 am8:00 am8:40 am9:00 am
8:15 am8:20 am9:00 am9:20 am

East Bay - PM Schedule

County CenterHealth System MainHayward BartHayward AmtrakLake Merritt
3:35 pm4:30 pm4:40 pm
4:05 pm4:35 pm5:30 pm5:40 pm6:10 pm
4:35 pm5:05 pm6:00 pm6:10 pm6:40 pm
5:05 pm5:35 pm6:30 pm6:40 pm7:10 pm
5:35 pm6:05 pm7:00 pm7:10 pm7:40 pm
6:15 pm6:45 pm7:30 pm7:40 pm8:10 pm

 

North County

Colma BART
Colma BART
County Center
County Center
2000 Alameda
2000 Alameda
Health Systems
Health Systems

North County - AM Schedule

Colma BartCounty CenterColma Bart2000 AlamedaHealth System Main
6:00 am6:40 am6:15 am6:45 am6:55 am
6:30 am7:10 am6:40 am7:10 am7:20 am
7:20 am7:50 am7:35 am8:05 am8:15 am
8:00 am8:40 am8:00 am8:30 am8:40 am
8:50 am9:30 am9:00 am9:30 am9:40 am

North County - PM Schedule

County CenterColma BartHealth System Main2000 AlamedaColma Bart
3:10 pm3:50 pm3:00 pm3:10 pm3:40 pm
3:40 pm4:20 pm3:30 pm3:40 pm4:10 pm
4:30 pm5:10 pm4:20 pm4:30 pm5:00 pm
5:10 pm5:50 pm5:10 pm5:20 pm5:50 pm
5:50 pm6:30 pm5:45 pm5:55 pm6:25 pm
6:40 pm7:20 pm6:40 pm6:50 pm7:20 pm

 

South Bay

Great Mall
Great Mall
Fremont ACE
Fremont ACE
Fremont Ardenwood
Fremont Ardenwood
County Center
County Center
Health Systems
Health Systems

South Bay - AM Schedule

Fremont ACEArdenwood Park & RideCounty CenterHealth System Main
6:00 am6:15 am6:55 am7:15 am
7:15 am7:30 am8:15 am8:35 am
8:20 am9:00 am9:20 am

South Bay - PM Schedule

Health System MainCounty CenterArdenwood Park & RideFremont ACE
3:40 pm3:55 pm4:40 pm4:55 pm
4:35 pm4:55 pm5:45 pm
5:35 pm5:55 pm6:45 pm7:00 pm
6:10 pm6:30 pm7:10 pm7:25 pm

Lost and Found

Please email commute@smcgov.org

Contact Us

We value all feedback, including comments, questions, and suggestions. Feel free to contact us at commute@smcgov.org. To contact the bus dispatcher, please call TransMetro at (510) 830-5372 or email nik@sfmetrotrans.com

 

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