AC Transit has been connecting the East Bay for 60 years. In fact, our service never stopped rolling despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Due in part to the design and implementation of countless health and safety practices the moment you board. We call our onboard experience reNEW, and it includes enhanced cleaning and ventilation protocols, the ongoing use of face coverings and hand sanitizer, and expanded contactless payments features, to name a few. And starting August 8, 2021, riders can expect significant overall service increases, larger buses on select lines, the return of Supplementary School Service, expansion of our Transbay bus lines and operating hours, and enhanced real-time information. So, whether you’re returning to work, school, or play, we’re working around the clock for you. Visit: actransit.org
Wherever you're headed, we'll get you there. A new season is beginning. Get back to the people you love and places you need to be.
See agency information below for service and schedule updates. Plus, check out the special fare discounts!
BART has expanded hours and significantly increased service with weekday service from 5am-midnight, Saturday service from 6am-midnight and Sunday service from 8am-9pm. BART will offer a special promotion of 50% off all fares when you use a Clipper card for the entire month of September. The discount will apply to all fares including already discounted Clipper cards such as Youth, Senior, RTC, Clipper Start, and the Gator Pass.
Masks are required and all cars have upgraded air filters with air being replaced every 70 seconds inside trains. We have a historically high number of safety staff on platforms and on-board trains. Cleaners are using hospital-grade disinfectant with a special focus on ensuring clean seats and clean restrooms.
For more information, visit www.bart.gov/AllAboard
Caltrain provides rail service along the Peninsula, with daily service from San Francisco to San Jose, extending to Gilroy during weekday commute hours. Caltrain will offer more service and choices for its customer than ever before, by implementing service increases to expand service options and maintain regional connections to BART and other agencies. The improvements will provide faster and more frequent all day service for people returning to work, school and social events.
More information about service improvements and changes visit: caltrain.com/AllAboard
County Connection looks forward to welcoming back more passengers this fall. Additional service restoration will be effective on August 8th, with all school service available for the new school year. Our buses are operating at full capacity and masks continue to be required. We encourage all of our passengers to visit our website to learn about our various discounted Clipper programs, including our day pass, youth fare, Clipper START for low income adults and free rides for ALL in September 2021.
Fare Discounts: Ride free during the month of September.
For more information regarding September discounts, please visit: countyconnection.com/fall-fare-promotions/
Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) started undergoing a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) in December 2020. FAST’s COA post-pandemic recommendations will be finalized in late 2021 and implemented in 2022. Microtransit, using smaller vehicles, is one of the new innovative options being proposed to Fairfield and Suisun City residents. Fixed route service will be focused along main corridors where it is most utilized. Visit FASTFORWARD2021.COM to stay apprised of the changes planned. Visit: fasttransit.org
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District operates and maintains the Golden Gate Bridge and two unified public transit systems – Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry – connecting the counties of Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, and Contra Costa. Golden Gate Transit operates bus service in a 60 mile service area along the Hwy. 101 corridor from Santa Rosa to San Francisco. Golden Gate Ferry serves Larkspur, Sausalito and Tiburon with service to San Francisco.
Fare Discount: Sail and Rail $12 Fare: SMART to Larkspur Ferry discounted.
For more information, visit: goldengate.org
Marin Transit continues to operate regular service levels on local routes and looks forward to welcoming back more passengers this fall. Supplemental routes and school service will be available for the new school year. Marin Transit has returned to full passenger capacity on all buses without social distancing restrictions. To learn more about current service, please visit: marintransit.org.
Fare Discounts: Marin Transit is offering free rides from October 1, 2021 to March 3, 2022 on local fixed route service countywide for older adults (age 65 and older) and persons with disabilities. For more information on the various discounted fare programs, including Clipper START for low-income adults, Low-income Fare Assistance for Senior/ADA, and additional reduced fare programs offered to all youth, seniors and persons with disabilities, go to: marintransit.org/farepromotions
Vine Transit is maintaining regional service at pre-pandemic levels and has restored express service to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal. Within the City of Napa, Vine will continue to operate a hybrid system that includes fixed routes and on-demand service. NVTA is restoring weekend hours and fixed route service to schools in smaller jurisdictions. Visit: vinetransit.com
Petaluma Transit has reinstated the majority of fixed route transit service. School Trip service will return for Fall 2021. All vehicles continue to receive additional sanitization and safety protocols. Visit: https://transit.cityofpetaluma.net/
SamTrans provides bus and paratransit service throughout San Mateo County, and into parts of San Francisco and Palo Alto. SamTrans is increasing its operations and modifying its schedule, which includes the resumption of School-Day Service on all routes, and some schedule and routing adjustments. More information about service improvements and changes can be found at: samtrans.com/AllAboard
San Francisco Bay Ferry is offering more service than ever before with lower fares across the system through June 2022. The ferry is the cool, calm and comfortable way to get across the Bay. Commuting again or traveling for fun? Take the ferry from Alameda, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco or Vallejo. Find schedules and more at sanfranciscobayferry.com.
With significant increases to Muni service coming in August, the SFMTA continues to focus on citywide connectivity, maximizing resources to safely operate as the city reopens. These adjustments take into account stakeholder feedback, changes in COVID-19 regulations and our ability to switch operators in the field rather than having to return vehicles to their yards first for cleaning. August enhancements to Muni’s Core Service include expanding evening service and restoring Muni Owl All-nighter service, adding back routes and restoring or adjusting segments on several others. MuniMobile® and Clipper continue to be the best ways to pay your fare. And starting August 15, anyone under 19 rides free (except cable cars)! No proof of payment (Clipper Card) required. See details at: sfmta.com/servicechanges.
Santa Rosa CityBus restored service levels to 85 percent of pre-pandemic levels on August 8, including full restoration of weekend service, increased weekday frequencies, and shifting schedules to better align with new bell times at city schools. On July 1 CityBus launched its Unlimited Rides Youth Program. The program takes aim at providing free transit for 30,000 school age children through grade 12. The program is one of a suite of unlimited rides programs CityBus offers to veterans, college students, paratransit riders, employers, and residential developments. Visit: srcity.org/CityBus
On Sunday, August 1, 2021 SolTrans will implement its first phase in the Service Restoration Plan to restore service. Masks are still required all service and buses have returned to full capacity. For information on routes and schedules please visit SolTrans.org.
Look for new Sonoma County Transit schedules effective Sunday, August 8th. Additional trips have been added to several routes. Face coverings are required to ride, but distancing requirements have been lifted. For trip planning assistance, please call 800-345-7433 or visit: sctransit.com.
On May 24, 2021 SMART added five roundtrips to the weekday schedule and added one round trip to the resumed Saturday (weekend) schedule (see schedule): SMART also began an extensive "Welcome Back" marketing campaign at the end of May.
Fare Discounts: SMART is offering several fare discounts.
Please visit: sonomamarintrain.org for more details.
SolanoExpress welcomes back riders with expanded service beginning on August 1st. The Blue, Red, Yellow Line and GreenExpress (GX) are back to operating at full capacity (masks are still required) and ramping up frequency to get you where you need to go. The Blue Line now stops at Walnut Creek BART instead of Pleasant Hill BART to better connect with our local and regional transit partners. SolanoExpress looks forward to seeing you back on board. For more information, please visit SolanoExpress.com or contact the Solano Mobility Call Center at 800-535-6883.
Fare Discount: SolanoExpress will begin running a 2 for 1 program on October 4, 2021. This offer is good on any SolanoExpress line for all Solano County workers and residents. The offer is limited to the first 100 participants, so sign-up now! For more information, visit: SolanoExpress.com
Owned and operated by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, the Salesforce Transit Center is open with transit services provided through its partners at AC Transit, SFMTA, Golden Gate Transit, WestCAT Lynx and Greyhound. Visit: salesforcetransitcenter.com/transportation
Tri Delta Transit welcomes our passengers back to the bus! Masks requirements remain in effect and full service is being operated. Every bus has free Wi-Fi and you can access the schedule on our mobile website: trideltatransit.com/mobile or download the Transit app. Welcome Aboard!
Fare Discounts: Tri Delta Transit is offering Free Fare September on Fixed Route, Paratransit and Tri MyRide. For more information, please visit: trideltatransit.com.
Union City Transit continues to operate regular service levels on all routes, plus weekday supplemental service for school bells. Union City Transit returned to full passenger capacity on all buses without social distancing restrictions on July 1, 2021. Face masks are required for everyone in compliance with TSA Security Directive through at least January 18, 2022. To learn more about current service, please visit: uctransit.org; for real-time information, please visit: uctransit.info.
Fare Discounts: Union City Transit is offering free rides from October 1, 2021 to October 8, 2021 on fixed route, flea microtransit and ADA paratransit services.
Beginning August 16, VTA will operate the Rapid 568 between Gilroy/Morgan Hill and the Diridon Station on weekdays between 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Service will operate every 30 minutes in both directions. Beginning August 2, there will be minor route changes and weekday service improvements to coincide with the re-opening of local community colleges. Please visit vta.org for more information
WestCAT has returned to full passenger capacity on all buses without social distancing restrictions. A new schedule is expected to be begin on September 18, 2021. Face mask requirement remains in effect through January 18, 2022. Currently WestCAT is providing free rides on all buses during the entire month of September. Following this, free rides on fixed-route buses will be provided on weekday Spare the Air days starting October 1, 2021, if/while funding for this program is available.
Visit: westcat.org for more information