Tuesday evening in Daly City, SamTrans will hold a public workshop to get input from residents about proposed route changes. SamTrans will present on proposals that have been in the works for over a year.
The event is intended to reach members of communities surrounding, as well as within, Daly City. At the request of City Council member Karyl Matsumoto, SamTrans recently added an additional workshop to be held in South San Francisco on Nov. 1.
Routes 132 and 123 are both candidates for discontinuation.
John Baker of the South San Francisco Housing Authority has said that the Authority sent a letter to the SamTrans Board of Directors, which includes Matsumoto, about route 132. Here's an excerpt:
Route 132 is critical to our residents’ mobility. Travelling along West Orange Avenue, it is a direct link in one direction to such important facilities as our city’s main library and BART station. In the other direction it takes our residents to downtown South San Francisco, which is an important destination for retail and services, as well as the important transfer spot of Airport Boulevard and Linden Avenue, where our residents can find easy transportation to downtown San Francisco and San Francisco International Airport.
At a recent meeting, City Councilmember Matsumoto urged South City residents to attend a workshop to voice their opinions.
The extensive review and adjustment of SamTrans routes is a result of changing demographics on the Peninsula, as well as the company's major structural deficit that needs to be addressed.
"SamTrans faces an uncertain future," the draft of the new service plan begins.
The event on Tuesday will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the War memorial Community Center at 6655 Mission St. in Daly City.
The South City workshop will be on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.at the Magnolia Senior Center at 601 Grand Ave.
On Thursday Oct. 25 there will also be a final public workshop from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the SamTrans Offices at 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos.
For Spanish versions of SamTrans presentations, go here.
A previous version of this story stated that there was no workshop planned in South San Francisco, but SamTrans announced this afternoon that there will in fact be one on Nov. 1.
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