SamTrans adds Montara to Coastside route
SamTrans added Montara to its Coastside route on Sunday, July 1. Route 17, which traveled Highway 1 between Half Moon Bay and Moss Beach, was extended into Montara. The expansion includes longer service hours, adding Sunday service, as well as additional morning and afternoon buses during the school year. Service is being funded by a grant which is expected to continue until Fall 2009.
The service expansion was made possible through a Lifeline Transportation Planning grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and was developed in conjunction with the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance and other members of the Coastside Transportation Committee (Coastside Hope, City of Half Moon Bay, Cabrillo Union School District, County of San Mateo, and City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County). The project seeks to reduce traffic congestion and create more access to alternatives to driving alone on the Coastside.