CA1 Regional Bus Route – Ocean Shore Corridor
Why a Regional Bus?
- Convenient alternative to driving for the 60,000 people in 19×2 miles of state route 1 from downtown Half Moon Bay to northern Pacifica.
- Reduce car congestion and greenhouse gas emission.
- Access to more jobs for the unemployed.
- Access to more workers for coastside services and businesses.
- Too young, too old, too poor to drive, stranded on the coast.
- Transportation Infrastructure Collaboration between all regional bus operators.
Request that that the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) establish a task force project to plan a pilot one-ride regional bus route on the Highway CA1 Ocean Shore Corridor from Half Moon Bay to Marin County.
How? – By actively advocating for the Ocean Shore Transit Corridor
What’s been done so far:
- Coastside endorsements of a coastside regional bus corridor and the Seamless Transit Principles by:
- Half Moon Bay City Council
- Pacifica City Council
- Pacifica Climate Committee
- Pacifica Housing 4 All
- People’s Alliance of San Mateo County
- Continue to present and request endorsements from coast side organizations.
- Pacifica to initiate/complete TDM – ACM/TDM SMCTA Measure A/W 2022 “Call for Grants” funding
- Pacifica, Mid-Coast, HMB use the same title for respective TDM plans “Connect the Coastside”
- Coastside endorsements and feedback from over 75 Ocean Shore Corridor residents in Pacifica and San Francisco expressing support on social media
- “I would totally support this. I work in Marin, and used to enjoy taking the Great Highway there until they (temporarily?) closed it during Covid. Would love another option to driving”
- “I could support that. When our company starts up onsite work again, I can work in the SF office. Put my bike on the bus. Ride to GG bridge. Pedal to SOMA.”
- “Yes. Even reliable, fast service to BART would be welcome.”
- “Absolutely! Maybe this would help our packed streets with traffic headed through Pacifica to HMB too”
- “We’d love to get on this bus as a family for weekends trips to Lindamar and HMB!”
- “I would be psyched to see such a bus route! But sadly unless I can take my surfboard on it I might still have to drive that way”
Next Steps: Extend public outreach to get feedback from Half Moon Bay residents and from local businesses
- SamTrans Board and MTC Fare Integration Task Force meetings coastside public comment and email support
- Promotes greater equity for all by increasing access to housing, shopping and cultural events
- Promotes economic development by providing more direct and efficient access for visitors and workers to merchants and small business
- Protects the environment by mitigating road congestion and the effects of carbon on climate
Next Steps: Request Support for MTC Regional Bus Project
- Pacifica, Mid-Coast, HMB Council members to advance at committee (e.g., C/GAC, ABAG) meetings
- Outreach to County Supervisors, SamTrans, Other Bay Area Transit Boards
- 2018 SamTrans Coastside Study Final Presentation
- Association of Bay Area Counties (ABAG) Priority Development Areas
- Caltrans Transportation Concept Report State Route 1 South (District 4 – TCR 1)
Population Ocean Shore Corridor
San Mateo County – 120K
San Francisco – 161K (17K-Parkside + 85K-Sunset + 59K Richmond)
Colleges and Universities Enrollment
Skyline College – 10K
SFSU – 30K
USF – 11k
UCSF – 3K