COVID-19 Transportation Recovery Status

 

Status: Multiple transit agencies are rolling out enhanced service to support the reopening of the Bay Area. This includes schedule changes as well as the restoration of service. 

We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.   

Overview

Current as of: May 23, 2022 9:12 AM

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COVID-19 Transportation Recovery Status

See the links below for transit agencies' coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery status updates:

AC Transit

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: AC Transit has expand its service for the return to the office and schools. The service changes include the increase of operating hours on local and Transbay lines and the reactivation of Supplementary Service to schools, while improving reliability and expanding capacity by adding larger buses on select lines. For more information, click here. 

Fares & Boarding: AC Transit has resumed fare collection. 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 on board. 

ACE

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: ACE trains 07 & 10 have returned to service as of September 7. ACE trains 05 & 06 have returned to service as of May 3rd. The shuttle services for ACE trains 07 & 10 are suspended. 

Fares & Boarding: Traditional paper tickets are available for purchase at the following ACE stations: Stockton Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Livermore (at the LAVTA/Wheels Transit Center), Pleasanton, Fremont, Great America, and San Jose. 

BART

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: BART’s schedule has changed as of Monday, February 14, 2022. Sunday service has been enhanced. Midnight service is now being offered every night of the week. For a full list of changes, click here.

As of August 2nd, BART has returned to near-pre pandemic service levels and service hours. This includes extending closing times to midnight Monday through Saturday (9 PM closure for Sunday). BART has also increased service to SFO going four trips per hour during peak hours to eight trips per hour. For more information, click here.

BART has added additional four nighttime trains leaving either Embarcadero or Civic Center at 11:30pm serving limited stops after regular BART service ends on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. For more information, click here. BART has added 26 new weekday trips as of June 15. This has expanded the 15-minute frequencies on the lines with the highest ridership: Yellow, Green and Red. Saturday service now has 15 new trips.

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: Masks are required on BART through July 18, 2022. For more information, click here.

Blue & Gold Fleet

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: As of March 5, Blue & Gold Fleet has resumed Friday - Sunday service to Angel Island.

Caltrain 

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: As of Monday August 30, Caltrain has significantly increase weekday and weekend service. This includes increased train frequency for weekday and weekend service, the return of the Baby Bullet, a unified weekend schedule (Saturdays & Sundays have identical schedules), and additional changes. For more information including a full list of service changes, 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. 

Capitol Corridor 

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Effective Monday, January 24th, the Capitol Corridor has implemented a new schedule. The new schedule provides more midday service during the week in the eastbound direction, as well as increased late afternoon and evening weekday service. For more information, click here. As of June 7, Capitol Corridor has increased weekday service from 16 to 22 trips. Weekend service has also increased from 10 to 18 trips. Service frequency between Oakland and San Jose has returned to full, pre-pandemic service (14 trips daily). For more information, click here.

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

County Connection 

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Spring service changes have taken effect as of Sunday, February 20, 2022, this includes changes to Routes 10, 16, 17, 92X, 98X, 601, 603, 611, 612, and 616. For more information, click here.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has resumed for all regular and paratransit routes. 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.  

Paratransit Status:  County Connection is providing essential ride and delivery services to the community via LINK Paratransit. For more information, click here

Dumbarton Express 

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: 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. 

Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST)

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Expanded FAST service have gone into effect as of August 1. For more information, click here. 

Fares & Boarding: FAST is recommending all riders wear face coverings while riding FAST or SolanoExpress routes. Fare collection has resumed as of June 1.

Golden Gate Transit and Ferry 

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Golden Gate Transit has implemented various bus service changes on September 12. For a full list of service changes, click here. As of Saturday July 10, weekend service has returned to the Sausalito & Larkspur Ferry routes. To view updated schedules, click here. As of Wednesday, June 23, Golden Gate Ferry weekday Sausalito service has resumed with reduced schedules due to decreased rider demand. For more information, 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: Masks are no longer required on Golden Gate Transit & Ferry but are strongly recommended.

LAVTA 

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Effective Monday June 14, weekday service has been reinstated to pre-COVID levels from approximately 6:00-9:00 am and 3:00-6:00 pm on Routes 1, 3, 8, 10R, 14, and 30R. Route 15 will return to all-day pre-COVID service levels. Service will continue to end at 11 pm. For more information, click here. 

Fares & Boarding: LAVTA has resumed charging fares and front door boarding for all Wheels, Rapid and Dial-a-Ride paratransit services. Face masks or coverings are required for all transit passengers. 

Paratransit Status: Dial-a-Ride Paratransit services are currently continuing to operate but may be limited based on resource availability.

Marin Transit

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time. 

Current Service Changes:  Service adjustments have been implemented as of September 20 for the following routes; 68, 613, 617, 619, 622, 645 and 651. For more information, click here. The Muir Woods Shuttle service has resumed limited service from the Pohono Park & ride lot. 

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

Paratransit Status: Marin Access Paratransit services continues to provide daily, pre-scheduled, door-to-door bus transportation in Marin County for people with disabilities. Call 415-454-0964 to schedule a ride.

Petaluma Transit

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time. 

Current Service Changes: There are no service changes at this time.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has resumed. 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. Face coverings are required. 

Paratransit Status: Paratransit service continues to operate as normal so that customers can travel for essential needs as defined by the Public Health Order. If you are a paratransit customer and you need to cancel a previously scheduled Petaluma Paratransit trip, please call 707-778-4460.

SamTrans 

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time. 

Current Service Changes: As of Sunday June 20, various adjustments have been made on multiple routes. For a full list of service changes, click here. Various school routes have resumed for Parkside, Borel and Tierra Linda Middle Schools and Menlo-Atherton, Woodside High Schools, Ben Franklin Intermediate School, Lipman Middle School and Carlmont High School. For more information on school routes, click here. 

Fares & Boarding: Fare payment and front-door boarding has resumed on fixed route and paratransit services. Customers are encouraged to use contactless payment methods when riding SamTrans

Paratransit Status: SamTrans paratransit services are continuing to operate as normal during this time. Fare collection for paratransit services has resumed. 

San Francisco International Airport Ground Transportation

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time. 

Current Service Changes: Due to the decrease in riders, the Blue Line will temporarily operate in an alternate mode. Trains from the Rental Car Center will switch to the Red Line at Garage G and travel around the Red Line loop until they reach the Grand Hyatt at SFO station. They will then return to the Rental Car Center. The time between trains will be approximately 5 minutes. 

Fares & Boarding: There are no changes to fares and boarding at this time. 

San Joaquins (Amtrak)

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Trains 701, 702, 703 and 704 have been suspended. 

Fares & Boarding: Amtrak riders are required wear a facial covering over their nose and mouth while in stations, on trains and thruway buses. 

Santa Rosa CityBus

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time. 

Current Service Changes: CityBus is operating on a new schedule as of March 20, 20222. For more information including a full list of changes, click here.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has resumed. 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

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time. 

Current Service Changes: Ferry service to South San Francisco has resumed as of November 8. On September 4, SF Bay Ferry implemented a new weekend schedule with 13 trips in each direction connecting Oakland, Main Street Alameda, and Downtown San Francisco on Saturdays and Sundays. As of July 1, SF Bay Ferry has implemented an enhanced service schedule and temporary lower fares for riders. The lower fares will be in place for one year as a promotion to spur ridership. The Alameda Seaplane route and direct Oakland commute service to San Francisco has also been implemented as of July 1. For more information, click here.

Midday ferry service for the Alameda/Oakland Routes has resumed as of November 16. Ferry service is currently suspended on the Harbor Bay and South San Francisco routes and reduced on the Vallejo, Alameda/Oakland and Richmond routes.

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

SFMTA (Muni) 

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes:  Effective Saturday, April 16, 2022, the various stops along 19th Avenue for lines 28 19th Avenue & 91 Owl have been relocated and/or converted to bus bulbs. As of Monday, April 18, 2022, service on the 8AX and 8BX Bayshore Expresses has returned to service on weekdays, operating inbound from 6 a.m. until approximately 9:30 a.m. and outbound from approximately 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. For more information, click here. SF Muni reports that there may be longer wait times for bus and train service due to the recent surge of COVID-19. For more information click here. As of October 2, SFMTA Muni Metro service has been extended to run until 12:00 AM Monday through Saturday. Muni Metro will continue to operate until 10:00 PM on Sundays. SF Muni has also implemented frequency improvements for the J Church to match other metro routes. For more information on SF Muni schedule changes click here 

SF Muni Metro service has been restored, providing subway service to all the stations from Embarcadero to West Portal. The M Ocean View rail service has resumed full service between the Embarcadero Station and San Jose and Geneva Avenues. The K-Ingleside Line has returned to service and is now interlined with the T-Third Line. The KT-Line will operate as one route from Balboa Park to Sunnydale. The N-Judah Line has also returned to service, and the F Market & Wharves are running 7 days a week, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Over a dozen bus routes have been restored or adjusted.

Owl network service hours are from 12 Midnight to 5:00 AM.  Only L Owl service will continue to run from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

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: Effective April 21 2022, masks are recommended but no longer required in any SFMTA facilities or vehicles.

Paratransit Status: San Francisco Paratransit service continues to operate as normal so that customers can travel for essential needs as defined by the Public Health Order. Please click here for more information.

SMART

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Sunday service has resumed on SMART as of May 1, 2022. For a full detailed list of SMART service changes, click here.

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

SolTrans

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Phase I of the SolTrans service restoration plan has gone into effect as of Sunday, August 1, 2021. Phase I includes restoring local service on Saturdays on all local routes (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). Increased frequency on the SolanoExpress Yellow Line, an additional trip on the Route 82 to the San Francisco Ferry Terminal in the a.m., and the restoration of the school trippers Routes 15, 17, and 38. For more information, click here.

Fares & Boarding: 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.

Paratransit Status: Paratransit service is currently operating on a Saturday service schedule. 

Sonoma County Transit

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Local routes 10, 12, 14, 28, 32, 66, 67, and 68 are operating on their Monday through Saturday schedules. Routes 20, 30 and 60 are operating on their Daily schedules. Routes  26, 34, 40, 42, 44, 48 and 62 are operating on weekday schedules. Local Shuttle Routes 10, 12, 14, 24, 28, 32, 66, 67 and 68 remain fare-free.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has resumed. For trip planning assistance, please contact Sonoma County Transit at 800-345-7433

Tideline

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Berkeley - San Francisco Commute service has relaunched as of Tuesday, March 22. The abbreviated schedule will be Tuesdays and Thursdays to start and will expand to more days as demand grows. For more information, click here.

Tri Delta Transit

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Effective July 4, 2021, Tri Delta Transit has returned to a full schedule. For more information, click here.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection and front door boarding has resumed as of January 1, 2021. 

Paratransit Status: There are no changes to paratransit service at this time.

Union City Transit

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: As of March 22, Union City Transit has made various scheduling changes to correspond with the recent BART schedule. For more information, click here. changes. Routes 7 and 9 continue to be suspended during this time; use Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 along with AC Transit Lines 41, 56, and 97 to reach your destination.

Fares & Boarding: In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) announcement that its order requiring masking on public transportation and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect, effective April 20, 2022 California's requirement for masking on public transit and in transportation hubs is terminated. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) still strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to wear a mask.

Vacaville City Coach

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: Routes 5 and 6 are running on a regular service schedule. Routes 1 and 3 remain cancelled. Operating hours Monday through Friday are, 6:15 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday service is from 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM. 

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has been suspended.  Passengers  should board through the rear door of buses, unless passengers require a ramp or priority seating. 

Paratransit Status: City Coach Paratransit is only providing service for essential trips.

VINE

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: As of May 9, Napa VINE has added two additional routes (Routes N & S). 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.  Routes A through H has transition from fixed route to “stop to stop on demand".  Riders will be able to hail a ride to their stop using the “NVTA Ride the Vine” app, or by calling NVTA’s dispatch line at 707-251-1097. For more information on these service changes, click here. For more information on the Ride the Vine app, click here.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection for all Vine services has resumed. The use of face coverings is now required on board all Vine vehicles. All buses will be boarded through the rear door unless riders require priority seating or a wheelchair ramp.

Paratransit Status: There are temporary changes to VINE Paratransit service. Please click here for more information.

VTA

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: The VTA Blue and Green Lines will be replaced by buses between Gish and Civic Center Stations due to maintenance, starting Thursday, February 17th until Friday, March 4th. A bus bridge will be in effect between Gish and Civic Center stations. For more information, click here. Starting Monday, February 14, VTA will implement some minor schedule adjustments to improve reliability and align our schedules with BART. For more information, click here.

As of August 16, the new Rapid 568 is operating between Gilroy/Morgan Hill and the Diridon Station on weekdays between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. This new all-day service will replace Express 168, which will be discontinued after October 8, 2021. As of August 2nd, a new light rail bus bridge is now providing service from the Paseo de San Antonio Station up to Baypointe via 1st. Street, then over to the Milpitas Transit Center via Tasman. 

As of June 14, extensive schedule changes have taken place for routes 20, 21, 25, 40, 51/51H, 52, 53, 60, 64A, 64B, and 89. Additional service changes have also taken place for Routes: 22, 26, 27, 39, 44, 47, 55, 57, 59, 66, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 77, 84, 85, Express 168, Rapid 500, & Rapid 523. In addition, VTA is now operating a new SCVMC shuttle between Diridon Station and Valley Medical Center. For more information, click here.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection and front-door boarding has resumed.  All VTA riders are required to wear face coverings. 

WestCAT

Upcoming Service Changes: There are no upcoming service changes at this time.

Current Service Changes: WestCAT has implemented various schedule changes as of September 18. For a full list of changes, click here.

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: Fare collection has resumed as of February 1, 2021. 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. 

Paratransit Status: There are no change to paratransit services at this time. 

 

Supplemental Late Night Service

AC Transit has created a special page outlining BART station bus options after 9pm. The page provides alternative routes from inner East Bay BART stations to and from San Francisco, downtown Oakland, and downtown Berkeley between 9:00 p.m. and midnight. For more information, click here.

For a list of the SFMTA Owl-AllNighter services, please click here. As of Wednesday, April 8, 2020, SFMTA is running modified owl service starting earlier at 10:00 PM. All regular Owl routes will operate with the exception of the 5 Fulton and 48 Quintara/24th Street, which will be temporarily discontinued Please click here to view a service map and for more information.

Agencies may be modifying service during the Shelter in Place order. Please check the agency's website before planning your trip.

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Express Lanes Tolling Has Resumed as of Monday, June 1, 2020

The Bay Area’s three Express Lane operators — the Alameda County Transportation Commission, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission — have resumed weekday tolling as of Monday, June 1, 2020. 

US-101 Express Lanes Are Tolling As Of February 11, 2022

As of Friday February 11th, Tolling on the US-101 Express Lanes in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties has started. The US-101 Express Lanes run between Whipple Avenue in Redwood City and SR-237 in Sunnyvale. Express lanes also run on SR-85 from US-101 to Grant Road southbound and from Moffett Blvd. to US-101 northbound. For more information, click here.

Bay Area Bridges Suspend Cash Toll Collection

As of January 1, all seven of the Bay Area’s state owned bridges have permanently transition to all-electronic tolling. For more information about FasTrak or License Plate Accounts, call 877-BAY-TOLL or go to www.bayareafastrak.org.

Weekday congestion pricing on the Bay Bridge has also been suspended as of Wednesday April 22, 2020. Tolls for regular two-axle vehicles on each of the state-owned toll bridges will be standardized at $6 on all days and at all times. The current $6 toll rate at the Bay Bridge on Saturdays and Sundays will remain unchanged, as will the $3 toll rate for three-person carpools and qualifying clean-air vehicles. To read the press release, click here.

 

 

Bike/Pedestrian Bridge Access

Beginning February 12, 2022, cyclists will have weekend and holiday Bay Bridge access to the bike path connecting Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island to Treasure Island along Macalla Road. The access is limited to weekends due to ongoing construction on the Southgate Road Realignment Project. Expanded access to the bike path and new sidewalks will be available once Southgate construction is complete, expected by summer 2022. Please note, there is no pedestrian access because there is no sidewalk yet along Macalla Road. Sidewalk access along Macalla Road will be available once Southgate Road Realignment construction is complete. 

 

Sign up For Free Transportation Emergency Alerts

Text "511Alert" (no space) to 888-777 to get a free heads up on transportation emergencies. 511ALERT provides alerts about transportation emergencies by text message (SMS) to registered mobile devices. View the 511ALERT page here for more information. 

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