Peninsula and Silicone Valley Transit Directory


 Regional Transit

Airport Transit and Share Ride Transportation

Amtrak Rail

BART - Bay Area Rapid Transit System

Caltrain operates weekday trains between San Francisco and San Jose, with commute-hour service to Gilroy. Weekend service is offered from San Francisco to San Jose.

Greyhound Bus Line

 San Mateo County

The Alliance
San Mateo County’s Transportation Demand Management Agency operates number of shuttles connection key destination in San Mateo county.

Dumbarton Express
The Dumbarton Express is a California bus service operating between Union City BART station and Palo Alto Caltrain station via the Dumbarton Bridge. It is operated by a group of operators including BART, VTA, Union City Transit and AC Transit. It is colored orange and designated "DB" on VTA system maps. For more information visit VTAs website.

Foster City Shuttles
There is a number of shuttle services in Forster City including: Foster City Connections Shuttle, Lincoln Centre Employer Shuttle, Mariners Island Area Employer Shuttle, Mariners Island PCA Employer Shuttle, North Foster City Shuttle Service, and Senior Express Shuttle. For more information visit Foster City website under Transportation section.

Menlo Park Free Shuttle
The Willow Road and Marsh Road Caltrain shuttle service has been in operation since 1989. The shuttles meet 12 northbound and southbound trains, including baby-bullet trains, in the morning and evening. There is also The Menlo Park Midday Shuttle, this is a free community service route open to the general public. The shuttle is a popular service, particularly for seniors. Key stops include: Menlo Park Library, Belle Haven library, Menlo Park Senior Center, downtown Menlo Park, Caltrain, Menlo Medical Clinic, Safeway, Little House, Stanford Shopping Center, and Stanford Medical Center. The shuttle picks up riders at most senior residences in the downtown area, including Glenwood Inn, Crane Place, and Partridge/Kennedy; as well as making a number of stops along the route. It operates on an hourly schedule Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information visit City of Menlo Park website, under Departments/Transportation Program/Shuttle Services

San Mateo County Transit District provides SamTrans bus service throughout San Mateo County and into parts of San Francisco and Palo Alto. The transit district also offers Redi-Wheels paratransit service for persons with disabilities who are unable to ride SamTrans.

San Mateo County Commute Alternatives Program

The San Mateo County Paratransit Coordinating Council
PCC is an organization dedicated to improving the quality and availability of paratransit services in San Mateo County. Paratransit is door-to-door public transportation for people with disabilities.

San Mateo County Transportation Authority

Stanford University Marguerite Shuttle
Marguerite is Stanford’s free public shuttle service, which travels around campus and connects to nearby transit, shopping, dining, and entertainment. A and B lines meet most trains at the Palo Alto Transit Center weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Palo Alto Transit Center is also served by VTA, SamTrans, and the Dumbarton Express. Line C serves the California Avenue Caltrain station. A-line connects Escondido Village and Rains to the main campus and Medical Center. The B-line serves Rains and the East Residences, and goes to Tresidder, Terman and the Law School 6:00 a.m. through 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The SLAC line serves the West Campus Residences and the Oak Creek Apartments. The C-Line serves California Avenue Caltrain Station, the main campus, The Medical Center and the Stanford West Apartments. Marguerite will take you directly to the Stanford Shopping Center, downtown Palo Alto, California Avenue, Town & Country Village, the Bookstore and the Track House. During the academic year in the evenings and on the weekends there is service to the San Antonio Shopping Center. Marguerite also goes to places like, including Encina Hall, Old Union, the Medical Center, and the Stanford Barn. For more information visit Stanford University Parking and Transportation Services website.


San Mateo County Communities:

Daly City
East Palo Alto
El Granada
Foster City
Half Moon Bay
La Honda
Loma Mar
Menlo Park
Moss Beach
Portola Valley
Princeton By The Sea
Redwood City
San Bruno
San Carlos
San Gregorio
San Mateo
South San Francisco
West Menlo Park

 Santa Clara County

The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) is a commuter train service providing two morning and two afternoon trains traveling between Stockton and San Jose, with additional stops in Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont and Santa Clara.

DASH (Free Shuttle)
The free Downtown Area Shuttle connects between the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station with VTA Light Rail stations, and downtown office buildings: McEnery Convention Center, San Jose State University, City Hall and Civic Plaza and outlying parking lots. For more information visit VTAs website below.

Outreach (Santa Clara County)
Offers transportation for individuals with disabilities who are unable to use the public transit bus and light-rail systems some or all of the time. Also offers range of transportation assistance for older adults who have limited transportation options because of cost or availability.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
Operates verity of bus routs, light rail and paratransit in Santa Clara county. Has an extensive network of buses and shuttles that go all over the county.

Silicon Valley Transit Users
Used to be called The Santa Clara VTA Riders Union, this organization is not  affiliated with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

Santa Clara County Communities:

Los Altos
Los Altos Hills
Los Gatos
Monte Sereno
Morgan Hill
Mount Hamilton
Mountain View
New Almaden
Palo Alto
Redwood Estates
San Jose
San Martin
Santa Clara


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