SamTrans Board Accepting Applications for Public Members

South San Francisco, CA   October 6, 2020

The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill the two public member seats on its board that will expire on Dec. 31, 2024. The Board sets policy for the District, which is responsible for the Countywide SamTrans bus service and paratransit service for people who are not able to ride regular fixed-route service.


The District also operates a network of shuttles that connect rail lines to major employment sites and is involved in the Grand Boulevard Initiative, as well as transit-oriented development. In addition, the District also is the managing agency for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.


Public members who apply must be San Mateo County residents not living on the Coastside that have not held public office for at least one year, and are appointed by six members of the SamTrans board – the three members appointed by the Board of Supervisors and the three members appointed by the City Selection Committee. Each appointment has a four-year term.


The board consists of nine members: three members appointed by the Board of Supervisors, three members who are appointed by the City Selection Committee, who are council members representing the northern, central and southern portions of the county; and three public members, one of whom is a coastside resident. Regular meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. The deadline for submitting an application is 5 p.m. Friday, November 6. The application is available at or by calling 650­508­6279.


The San Mateo County Transit District is a mobility leader, providing transportation choices and a sustainable future that meets the needs of our diverse community.



NOTE: South City resident Sonny Koya has just retired from his position on this Board, we appreciate his service to our communities and look forward to another neighbor stepping up.


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