San Francisco - San Jose COVID-19 Transit Updates

November 11, 2020

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    SFMTA (Muni):

    On Tuesday, August 25, SF Muni reports that all rail service will be replaced by buses. For detailed information regarding bus services click here. As of August 22, SF Muni has significantly expanded its service schedule to resume or expand 11 bus routes, and increase frequency on 13 bus routes. A full list of the changes can be found here. Service hours will be approximately 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily unless otherwise noted. Owl network service hours will remain approximately 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily unless otherwise noted.

    For more information and details on all SF Muni active routes, click here.

    Golden Gate Transit is now permitting local bus rides within San Francisco in an effort to help SFMTA as it makes necessary service reductions during the current COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Face coverings are required for people in San Francisco when waiting for or riding transit. Backdoor boarding is now required on all vehicles, except for passengers in wheelchairs or with other accessibility needs. SFMTA is also offering an Essential Trip Card to help seniors and people with disabilities take and pay for  essential trips in taxis during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.



    As of September 14, BART’s schedule has been updated to add more frequency during peak commute times on several lines. Commute trains at 15-minute frequencies have been added to most lines as well as other adjustments to the schedule including 30-minute frequencies on Saturday and Sunday to reflect current ridership levels. For more information, click here.

    The Berryessa and Milpitas stations opened on June 13.  Minor schedule changes have also been implemented for the first hour of service on the Green and Orange lines. For more information, click here. As of Monday, June 8, BART has added 3 trains to the morning and afternoon commute on the Yellow Line between Pleasant Hill to Daly City. Weekday service is running every 30 minutes systemwide all day between 5:00 AM and 9:00 PM with 3-line service beginning earlier in the evening. Single tracking will take place in San Francisco starting at around 8:00 PM. For more information, click here. BART has temporarily closed several entrances at the four downtown San Francisco stations as well as additional entrances at the 12th & 19th Street stations in Oakland. For more information, click here.

    The weekend service has been reduced from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Regular weekend train frequency will remain.

    Service on all 13 Early Bird Express (EBX) bus routes has been reduced or discontinued until further notice. The following routes have been discontinued; 703, 707, 708, 709, 712, and 715. Routes 701, 702, 704, 705, 706, 713, and 714 are continuing to run with a reduced number of trips. For more information, click here.

    For alternative service from inner East Bay BART stations to and from San Francisco, downtown Oakland, and downtown Berkeley between 9:00 p.m. and midnight, click here. BART is providing assistance with trip planning. Call 510-465-2278 Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  For more information, please click here.

    Fares & Boarding: County health orders in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo require all riders to wear face coverings inside BART stations and on-board trains. Enforcement begins Wednesday, April 22, 2020. For more information, click here.


    AC Transit:

    As of August 9, AC Transit has started its multi-phase reopening that will restore service to 75% of pre-pandemic levels. For a full list of these scheduled service changes, click here.

    For a full list of these scheduled service changes, click here.  AC Transit launched its new rapid bus service (Tempo) on August 9. For more information, click here.

    As of Sunday, June 14, AC Transit has implemented minor service adjustments to its Sunday schedule. For more information, click here. AC Transit is operating a modified service schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although similar to the existing Sunday service, arrival times will differ from it. In addition to the modified schedule, all 600-series bus lines have been temporarily suspended. For more information, click here.

    For alternative service from inner East Bay BART stations to and from San Francisco, downtown Oakland, and downtown Berkeley between 9:00 p.m. and midnight, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: AC Transit has resumed fare collection as of October 19th. Fare payment for the Tempo rapid bus service has started as of November 9. All buses with multiple doors will be boarded from the rear-door. If a bus nears capacity, our operators may bypass stops and display “Drop-Off Only”. Riders on board can continue to exit buses at their requested stop. Effective immediately,  AC Transit is requiring riders to wear a face-covering that covers the nose and mouth when at bus stops or onboard.



    Saturday service and ACE 05, 06, 07 & 10 are temporarily suspended. The shuttle services for these trains are also suspended. Train sizes have been reduced. For more information, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: ACE has suspended in-person ticket sales at the Lathrop/Manteca and Tracy stations. ACE will continue to offer in-person ticket sales at their Stockton station in the morning and evening and our Pleasanton station in the morning.



    As of June 15, Caltrain is running a modified weekday schedule operating 70 trains per day, rather than the previous 42. Service frequency has increased with up to three trains per hour during the peak commute. Caltrain has also reinstated Limited trains that are now operating on a newly designed skip-stop service with fewer stops to reduce travel times and increase passenger flow for high-traffic stations to avoid crowding. For more information, click here. Baby Bullet service has been suspended until further notice. Weekend service is operating normally. To view a current service schedule, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Caltrain passengers are required to wear face coverings until further notice. There are no changes to fares and boarding at this time. Caltrain is strongly encouraging all passengers to wear face-covering while on transit.


    Capitol Corridor:

     As of October 12, the Davis, Martinez, Emeryville, and San Jose stations are operating under new hours. As of September 10, bus service has been restored to the three northernmost bus stops on service from Martinez to Eureka (McKinleyville-Airport, Arcata-Transit Plaza Depart, & Eureka-Denny’s Depart). For more information, click here.

    As of August 15, Capitol Corridor has reinstated limited connecting bus service between Emeryville and San Francisco. For more information, click here. Capitol Corridor is currently running eight weekday round trips, with five of these round trips serving stations south of Oakland Jack London Square to San Jose. Weekend service will remain at five round trips, and schedule times will be modified to align with ridership demand. For more information, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Face coverings are required on all trains, buses, and at stations. Effective immediately and until further notice, the Capitol Corridor is only taking cashless payments in stations and onboard trains.


    County Connection:

    Winter service changes have taken effect as of October 4, and include schedule adjustments to Routes 4, 6, 7, 35, 92X, 93X, 95X, 96X, 310, 311, 314, 316, 320, 321, & 335. For more information, click here.

    Express service, with the exception of Routes 91X, 92X, 93X, 95X, 96X, 97X, 98X, and 99X, have been suspended. Routes 250, 260, and the 600-series service will continue to be suspended until schools are back in session. Select weekend evening trips on bus routes 4, 310, 314, and 316 have been canceled. For more information, including updated schedules, please click here.

    Early Bird Express Routes 712 and 715 have been canceled until further notice. AC Transit will continue to operate early morning service Routes 701 and 702 to the Salesforce Transit Center. AC Transit Route 701 will leave Pittsburg/Bay Point BART at 3:52 am and 4:05 am. AC Transit Route 702 will leave Pleasant Hill BART at 4:04 am. For more information, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has resumed on on November 1st. For more information, click here.  The county of Contra Costa is requiring members of the public to wear facial coverings in public. Members of the public must wear a mask when they wait in line or ride public transportation. For more information, click here.  Fare collection has been suspended on all routes including paratransit.


    Dumbarton Express:

    As of Monday, June 15, the DB and DB1 lines are operating under new schedules. To view the updated DB line schedule, click here.
    To view the updated DB1 line schedule, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has resumed as of 10/19. Passengers should board through the rear door of buses, unless passengers require a ramp or priority seating.


    Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST):

    Current Service Changes: As of July 6, new schedules have been implemented for SolanoExpress and FAST local services. To view the updated schedules, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Fares & Boarding: FAST is recommending all riders wear face coverings while riding FAST or SolanoExpress routes. Fare collection has been temporarily suspended on the paratransit DART service (through December 2020). All local routes will be boarded through the rear door unless riders require priority seating or a wheelchair ramp.


    Golden Gate Transit:

    All service on commute Routes, 2, 4C, 8, 24, 24C, 24X, 25, 38, 38A, 40X, 54C, 56X, 58, 72X, 74, 76, 92 and 101X are suspended. Service on commute Routes 4, 18, 27, 30, 54, have been reduced or modified. For more information and to view a list of alternative service, click here. Service on Route 25 Larkspur Ferry Shuttle has been restored. For more information and to view the current bus schedules, click here.

    Golden Gate Ferry weekday commute ferry service has been reduced, some trip times have been adjusted. Weekend ferry service and service to Chase Center have been suspended. For more information including updated schedules, click here.

    Golden Gate Transit is now permitting local bus rides within San Francisco in an effort to help SFMTA as it makes necessary service reductions during the current COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: All riders are required to wear face coverings to board a bus or ferry. Riders may be refused service if they do not have a face covering. Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry are limiting the number of passengers on its buses and ferries to ensure compliance with social distancing public health orders. Please click here for more information.


    Wheels Bus (Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority):

    LAVTA weekday service is operating on a weekend service schedule except for Rapid routes. Service after 11:00 PM has been discontinued. Routes 2, 11, 20X, 70X and 580X are cancelled. Alternative service will be available via route 30R and LAVTA’s GoDublin program.  Rapid Routes 10R and 30R are operating on a 30-minute frequency during hours when 15-minute frequency was previously offered. The 500 & 600-series school service bus lines have been suspended. For more information, click here. LAVTA has also expanded its GoDublin program to include Pleasanton & Livermore. The expanded program is called Go Tri-Valley. For more information, click here.

    Fares & Boarding:   As of October 1, LAVTA has resumed charging fares for all Wheels, Rapid and Dial-a-Ride paratransit services. Effective immediately, face masks or coverings are required for all transit passengers.


    Marin Transit:

    As of September 13, several service adjustments were implemented on routes 22, 61, and 223. For more information, click here.

    As of August 10, Marin Transit has added four new supplemental routes to connect passengers with their destinations more quickly. For more information, click here.

    Several route cancellations and service impacts. Please click here for more information. The 100-series school service bus lines have been temporarily suspended.

    Fares & Boarding: All bus riders must wear face coverings while waiting for or riding on public transportation.


    Monterey-Salinas Transit:

    Service changes for MST will go into effect Saturday, September 5, 2020. The following MST lines will be changed or modified: JAZZ A: Increased weekday frequency. JAZZ B: Increased weekday frequency. Line 1: Elimination of travel via Tyler Street. All trips will operate via Pacific Street. Line 11: Addition of two morning trips that continue from Carmel to Carmel Rancho. Line 20: Increased number of weekday trips at peak times to help with social distancing on the bus. Line 22: Will not switch to winter schedule, but will continue to operate three trips daily, as it currently does. Line 24: Weekdays: addition of short-turn trip to Carmel Rancho.

    More info.


    Petaluma Transit:

    Fare collection has been suspended. Passengers will board through the rear door of buses. Front door boarding will only be reserved for passengers who need the ramp or priority seating. As of April 17, the County of Sonoma is requiring members of the public to wear facial coverings in public. For more information, click here.



    Effective Sunday, September 27, the 7:18 PM Monday- Saturday SFO route will depart the Milbrae Transit Center six minutes later. No changes to the Sunday schedule. On weekdays, Route 17 will have a new Southbound trip that will depart Linda Mar Park and Ride at 8:55 PM and terminate at Main/Poplar. Drop-offs after Main/Poplar are by request only. To view updated schedules, click here.

    Starting August 16, SamTrans increased service and resumed fare collection on all fixed-route and paratransit services. For more information, click here.

    SamTrans has implemented a modified schedule with service reductions on 31 routes. Most routes are operating on their Saturday schedules during the weekday. Routes 118, 274, 275 and 276 have been discontinued until further notice. Route ECR is running buses every 20 minutes on weekdays. The ECR does not have any changes to Saturday or Sunday service. Route FCX only offers two trips in each direction during peak periods. Route SFO has a 60-minute frequency, rather than the usual 30 minutes. For more information, click here. The FLX Pacifica route has replaced SamTrans OnDemand service. For more information, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Fare payment on fixed-route and paratransit services have resumed as of August 16. This includes the resumption of front-door boarding. Customers are encouraged to use contactless payment methods when riding SamTrans.

    Santa Cruz Metro:

    Fall schedule in service effective September 3. More info. Mandatory Face Covering: No Mask, No Ride (unless exempt, which a face shield will be required) Maximum of 10 – 15 passengers per size of METRO bus: Per the Santa Clara County Public Health Order, Hwy 17 bus capacity is limited to 8 passengers plus 2 ADA seats.


    Santa Rosa CityBus:

    Effective Sunday, November 1, Santa Rosa CityBus will begin operating on a new weekend schedule. For more information on these changes, click here.

    As of Monday, August 3, Santa Rosa CityBus is operating on a new weekday service schedule. The new schedule will increase frequency to help passengers maintain social distancing on all trips. To view an updated schedule, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Santa Rosa CityBus is operating a fare-free service to eliminate passenger interaction with fareboxes and reduce close contact between drivers and passengers. The County of Sonoma is requiring members of the public to wear facial coverings in public including on public transit. For more information, click here.

    Paratransit Status: Santa Rosa CityBus will continue to offer paratransit services with some minor route changes. Click here for more information.


    SF Bay Ferry:

    SF Bay Ferry is planning on implementing a major restructuring and improvement of service for the Alameda and Oakland routes in the coming months. To learn more, click here.

    As of Monday, June 15, Richmond ferry service has resumed and ferry service to Vallejo has doubled. For more information and updated schedules, click here. There is no service on the Harbor Bay or South San Francisco ferry routes. Reduced weekday service is being offered on the Alameda/Oakland and routes with no weekend service or Pier 41 on any routes. The 11:30/11:45 AM and 2:30/2:45 PM Alameda and Oakland departures to San Francisco and the 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM San Francisco departures to Alameda and Oakland are no longer being offered.

    Fares & Boarding: Passengers over the age of 12 are required to wear masks or face coverings while boarding and onboard the SF Bay Ferry.



    SMART is operating on a modified weekday schedule. The modified weekday schedule will operate 16 train trips per day, serving all stations, and will remain in effect until further notice. All weekend service and several weekday trains have been temporarily canceled. You can view the current train schedule by clicking here.

    Fares & Boarding: Passengers are now required to wear a facial covering while onboard SMART trains and at station platforms. For more information, click here.



    As of Sunday, July 5, SolTrans has increased frequency by two extra trips at the end of the day during the week.  The yellow and red line will also modify its schedule to add trips and modify departure times. The 82 will be reinstated. For more information, click here. SolTrans has reduced Local, SolanoExpress and Paratransit service on Saturdays. Routes 12, 15, 17, 38, and 82 have been temporarily suspended. Routes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 will no longer operate on weekends. The agency will be running an enhanced Sunday schedule on Saturdays. Enhancements include service to Fairfield and additional trips to El Cerrito del Norte. For additional information on the service reductions and updated schedules for continuing routes, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Effective June 15, SolTrans has resumed fare collection on all Local, SolanoExpress and Paratransit services. Soltrans is requiring all riders to wear a facial covering while boarding and riding the bus, this requirement does not apply to children under the age of 5 or to individuals who are unable to wear a face-covering due to a medical condition, For riders who do not already have one, face masks will be distributed on-board buses for a limited time.


    Sonoma County Transit:

    Local routes 10, 12, 14, 24, 32, 66, 67 & 68 are operating on their Weekday schedules. Local Route 28 will not operate due to evacuations in its service area. Routes 20 & 30 are operating on a new Daily Schedule, effective August 23. Route 20 will continue to operate only between Santa Rosa and the Sebastopol Transit Hub (downtown) due to evacuations in West County. Routes 44 & 48 are operating on a new Weekday schedule, effective today. Route 60 will resume service on Monday, August 24, and operate on its new Daily schedule (effective August 23). Routes 34, 40 & 42 are operating on their Weekday schedules. Route 40 has a revised schedule effective today. Route 62 is operating on a new Weekday schedule, effective today, that extends service to the Windsor Depot. Routes not listed are currently not in operation. For more information, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has been suspended on Sonoma County Transit and Sonoma County Paratransit. All passengers will board at the rear door of buses if equipped. The County of Sonoma is requiring members of the public to wear facial coverings in public. For more information, click here.



    All service from Berkeley to San Francisco has been suspended.


    Tri Delta Transit:

    Tri Delta Transit timetables will be temporarily adjusted and this new schedule will be in effect Sunday, November 8, 2020. For more information, click here.

    Tri Delta Transit has reduced the frequency of its regular schedule with most routes operating every hour. For more information, click here. To view a schedule of the changes, click here. As of April 26, Early Bird Route 709 has been discontinued.

    Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has been suspended on all buses. All buses will be boarded through the rear door unless riders require a wheelchair ramp. Effective immediately, all riders are required to wear a mask or face covering in order to board any of the Tri Delta Transit buses.


    Union City Transit:

    As of July 5, Routes 7, 8, and 9 have been suspended. Riders can use Routes 1, 2, 3, 4. and 5 along with AC Transit Lines 41, 56, and 97 to reach your destination. For more information, click here. Weekday supplemental school service has been suspended.

    Fares & Boarding: Per the Alameda County Health Officer Order 20-08, all passengers are required to cover their faces. Paratransit riders may be asked additional health questions before boarding the vehicle.



    The following service changes went into effect October 26, 2020: • American Canyon Fixed Route Loop and St. Helena Fixed Route Loop have resumed.

    Route 10 resumes full service starting 10/8. For more information, click here.

    No service on Routes 10X and 11X. Route 10 will not stop at the Veterans Home. Napa Valley College will not be served unless requested by a passenger. For more information, click here. Routes A through H has transitioned from fixed route to “stop to stop on demand”.  For more information on these service changes, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has resumed on September 13 on all Vine services. For more information, click here. The use of face coverings is now required onboard all Vine vehicles. All fares for Vine buses, community shuttles, and para-transit service will be waived until further notice. All buses will be boarded through the rear door unless riders require priority seating or a wheelchair ramp.



    As of October 12, weekdays service during peak hours for Route 21 will be increased to operate every thirty minutes, for Route 52, The timepoint at El Monte & Foothill will be moved to El Monte & El Camino, Weekday schedule changes will be made on the following routes: 21, 51, 56, 66, 83. Weekend schedule changes will be made on the following routes: 21, 85. For more information, click here.

    As of September 14, VTA adjusted the schedule of the Rapid 500 bus. These changes match VTA’s service to BART, making transfers more reliable when passengers arrive at Berryessa/North San Jose. For more information, click here.

    As of Monday, August 10th, VTA has increased its bus and light rail service. All bus routes (except Express 121) will return to service. For more information, click here.

    Weekday light rail service has been extended and is now running from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Weekend service on all light rail lines is also operating from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. In addition to these changes, VTA has restored and extended service hours on various bus routes as of June 8th. For a full list of these service changes, click here.

    As of, Saturday, June 13th, the Express 181 route from the San Jose Diridon Station to the BART Warm Springs Station has been discontinued. Service is being replaced by the Rapid 500. The Rapid 500 route will operate between the Berryessa BART Station and Downtown San Jose. For more information, click here.

    Fares & Boarding:  Fare collection has resumed for all bus, train, and paratransit service as of August 1. All VTA riders are required to wear face coverings beginning May 4th.



    Route JX bus service has been suspended. Lynx Transbay Service to Salesforce Transit Center is operating on a Holiday/MLK Day Schedule. No school service.

    WestCAT is also operating on a modified service schedule for weekend service. To see a full list of weekend service changes, click here.

    Fares & Boarding: WestCAT is temporarily limiting passenger capacity on all buses in support of social distancing measures. Please be aware that you may be asked to wait for another bus if a bus has already reached a safe passenger capacity.

    Fare collection has been suspended on all services including Paratransit. WestCat has implemented rear-door boarding on all fixed-route buses. In accordance with County requirements, face masks are required to be worn while waiting for or while riding WestCAT buses.  For more information on face coverings, click here.



    You ride (healthy), we guide. 

    The Moovit Team