Coronavirus Transportation Impacts

 

Status: There are several transit service modifications or reductions due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and “shelter in place” orders for all 9 SF Bay Area counties. To read a joint transit agency press release regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) please click here

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

Overview

Current as of: April 5, 2020 5:51 PM

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Transit Agencies Status

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

AC Transit

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

Current Service Changes: Temporary suspension of all 600-series bus lines. Additional service changes have been implemented as of 3/29, click here for more info. Additional scheduling changes have been made as of 3/31, click here for more info. 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: Fare payment not required until further notice. All buses with multiple doors will be boarded from the rear-door.

ACE

Upcoming Service Changes: Starting Monday April 6, ACE trains 05 & 06 will be suspended. The shuttle services for these trains will also be suspended on April 6. For more information, click here

Current Service Changes: Saturday service and ACE 07 & 10 are temporarily suspended. Train sizes have been reduced.

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.

BART

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

Current Service Changes: Weekday service has been reduced to 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Weekend service has been reduced from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Regular weekday & weekend train frequency will remain. The extra commute trains that run during the AM and PM commute on the Yellow (Antioch-SFO) line have been suspended. SFO is providing free limited replacement bus service for SFO passengers and airport employees. 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: There are no changes to fares and boarding at this time.

Caltrain 

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

Current Service Changes: Caltrain is running a modified weekday schedule operating 42 trains per day, rather than the usual 92. Trains will make all local weekday stops between San Jose and San Francisco every 30-60 minutes, depending on time of day. Caltrain will continue operating two Gilroy service trains during the morning and afternoon peak commute. Limited and Baby Bullet service will be suspended until further notice. Weekend service will operate normally. 

Fares & Boarding: 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: Reduced train and bus service as well as a modified schedule and facilities closures. Trains will still stop at all closed stations.

Fares & Boarding: 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:  Sunday service will be limited on the following routes: 4, 311, 314, 315, 316, 320, 321, and 335.  Service on Route 4 will stop at 1 p.m.  Service on Route 335 will ONLY be available from 10 a.m-2 p.m.. Service on remaining routes will stop at 6 p.m.  No service on Route 6. Due to the current state of operator availability, select trips on Routes 4, 18, 19, 20, 92X, 93X, 95X, 96X, and 97X have been cancelled until further notice. Temporary suspension of 600-series bus lines remains in effect.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has been suspended on all routes including paratransit.

Paratransit Status: During the shelter-in-place order, 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: There are no service changes at this time.

Fares & Boarding: Passengers should board through the rear door of buses, unless passengers require a ramp or priority seating. Fare payment not required until further notice.

Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST)

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

Current Service Changes: Routes 2, 4, 5 and 8 have been eliminated.  Routes 1, 3, 6, and 7 are operating during the AM and PM commute hours only, with no midday service, Monday through Friday.  Likewise, the Solano Express Commute Service has been reduced.  Saturday service has been eliminated for all local and commuter routes. FAST is offering free local taxi rides during the temporary shelter-in-place order. Eligible riders must provide appropriate ID. Call 707-434-3800 for assistance or click here for more info.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has been temporarily suspended on all local, SolanoExpress, and DART services.  All local routes will be boarded through the rear door unless riders require priority seating or a wheelchair ramp.

Paratransit Status: FAST has reduced DART Paratransit service and is only providing paratransit service to those receiving dialysis and chemo treatments. 

Golden Gate Transit and Ferry 

Upcoming Service Changes: Starting Monday April 6, Golden Gate Ferry will make additional weekday schedule adjustments. The last PM Larkspur round trip and the first AM Tiburon/Sausalito trip will be cancelled. Please click here for more information.

Current Service Changes: Several Golden Gate Transit weekday trips have been cancelled on Routes 18, 27, 40, 40X, 54, 70. Click here for more information. Weekend ferry service is temporarily suspended. No ferry service to Chase Center. Several additional transit & ferry service reductions and schedule adjustments.

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

J-Mack Ferry

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

Current Service Changes: Caltrans has temporarily reduce service on the State Route 220 J-Mack Ferry due to a staffing shortage of ferry captains. For the latest operating information regarding the J-Mack Ferry, please call the Ryer Island Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120 or click here

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

LAVTA 

Upcoming Service Changes: Effective Monday April 6, LAVTA will operate on a weekend service schedule except for Rapid routes. Service after 11:00 PM will be discontinued. Route 11 and 70X will be cancelled. Routes 1, 3, 8, 14 and 15 will operate on weekend schedules. For more information, click here.

Current Service Changes: Routes 2, 20X, 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. Temporary suspension of the 500 & 600-series school service bus lines.

Fares & Boarding: LAVTA has suspended the collection of passenger fares on all Wheels, Rapid buses, and Dial-a-Ride paratransit services. 

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: 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: Marin Transit is offering fare-free service on their app-based, Marin Transit Connect service. 

Paratransit Status: Marin Access Paratransit services continues to provide daily, pre-scheduled, door-to-door bus transportation in Marin County for people with disabilities. Drivers are disinfecting their vehicles three times per shift and responding to specific ridership health concerns. 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 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.

Paratransit Status: Paratransit service continues to operate as normal so that customers can travel for essential needs as defined by the Public Health Order. Riders are being asked to cancel any non-essential trips. 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: Weekday service is operating on a regular, non-school day schedule. Weekend service will remain unchanged.

Fares & Boarding: Fare payment on fixed route service is not required. Passengers will board through the rear-door on fixed route service buses with multiple doors. ADA passengers and riders needing assistance will still be able to board through the front doors.

Paratransit Status: SamTrans Paratransit services are continuing to operate as normal during this time.

San Francisco International Airport Ground Transportation

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

Current Service Changes: The SFO AirTrain is temporarily being rerouted. 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. 

SFO Shuttle bus service is running every 30 minutes with enhanced service inbound to SFO. Also, due to very low demand to the North Concord/Martinez and El Cerrito Del Norte stations, those stops will be eliminated. For more information, click here.

SFO is providing free limited replacement bus service for SFO passengers and airport employees. For more information click here

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, 704, 714, and 717 have been suspended.  The Emeryville and San Francisco Thruway Bus Route (Route 99) remains suspended.  Cafe Car Service has also been suspended until further notice to eliminate risks from food handling and reduce unnecessary onboard passenger movement.

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

Santa Rosa CityBus

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

Current Service Changes: Santa Rosa CityBus is currently running on a modified transit schedule.

Fares & Routes: Santa Rosa CityBus is operating fare-free service to eliminate passenger interaction with fareboxes and reduce close contact between drivers and passengers. 

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: No service on the Richmond, Harbor Bay or South San Francisco ferry routes. Reduced weekday service on the Alameda/Oakland and Vallejo routes. No weekend service on any routes. No service to Pier 41 on any routes.

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

SFMTA (Muni) 

Upcoming Service Changes: Starting Monday April 6, riders should expect extended wait times on most routes as SFMTA is working to reconfigure service to match travel patterns with available resources.

Current Service Changes: All metro and light rail service has been replaced by buses. Muni metro subway stations are closed except for those shared with BART. Further, Muni Rapid routes 5R, 9R, 28R, and 38R have been temporarily discontinued, except for the 14R Mission Rapid. The E-Embarcadero and express service are cancelled. Bus shuttles are providing cable car service as well as for the F-Market between the Ferry Building and Pier 39.  All rail lines are running 1-car trains. The 47 Van Ness has been temporarily discontinued on Saturdays and Sundays. The northern part of the 49 Van Ness route will be extended between North Point and Fisherman’s Wharf to cover the 47 segment on weekends. Click here for more information.

Fares & Boarding: Backdoor boarding is now required on all vehicles, except for passengers in wheelchairs or with other accessibility needs.

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: Starting Monday April 6, SMART will implement further reductions to weekday train service. The modified weekday schedule will operate 16 train trips daily, serving all stations and will remain in effect until further notice. For more information, click here.

Current Service Changes: Weekend train service is cancelled until further notice. Temporary suspension of the following weekday trips: SB 6:38 AM, 7:10 AM, 9:18 AM, and 4:29 PM from the Sonoma County Airport station; and NB 8:14 AM 8:46 AM & 6:05 PM from the Larkspur station. SMART has added a midday train that will depart from the Sonoma County Airport at 1:49 PM.

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

SolTrans

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

Current Service Changes: Routes 12, 15, 17, 38, & 82. have been temporarily suspended. SolTrans Local, SolanoExpress and Paratransit service are operating on a Saturday service schedule. 

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has been suspended on Local, SolanoExpress and Paratransit service.

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: Sonoma County Transit is operating on a revised schedule, Monday through Saturday, with no changes to Sunday service. The “Cloverdale Shuttle” (Route 68), has a new trip beginning at King’s Valley at 7:00am, arriving at Furber Ranch Shopping Center at 7:14am. The new trip will allow passengers to take advantage of Senior Shopping Hours recently introduced by Furber Ranch merchants. For more information on the revised schedule 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.

Tideline

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

Current Service Changes: All service from Berkeley to San Francisco has been suspended.

Tri Delta 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 been suspended on all buses. All buses will be boarded through the rear door unless riders require a wheelchair ramp

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: Weekday supplemental school service has been suspended. 

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

Paratransit Status: Union City Paratransit is operating regular hours, but is suspending all Paratransit Plus service into Fremont, Hayward, and Newark. For more information, click here.

Vacaville City Coach

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

Current Service Changes: Operating hours have been reduced to 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Additionally, there is no midday service and no 6:00 PM trip on any route, click here for more information. Routes 1 & 3 have been cancelled. Routes 5 & 6 have been changed from half hour to hourly stops. 

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: Reduced service on fixed routes and community shuttles. 

Fares & Boarding: All fares for Vine buses, community shuttles, and para-transit service will be waived until after the COVID-19 shelter in place is lifted. 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: Light rail service has been suspended until further notice. All VTA trips that start after 9pm will be canceled, with the exception of Route 22. Express Bus service will be suspended except for Express 104 serving Stanford Research Park and Express 181 which will operate to match BART’s reduced service schedule offering some service past 9 pm. to meet the last BART trains at Warm Spring. Additional service and route adjustments have also been implemented, please click here for more information.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection is currently suspended.

WestCat

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

Current Service Changes: 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.

Fares & Boarding: Fare collection has been suspended on all services including Paratransit. WestCat has implemented rear-door boarding on all fixed route buses.

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.

SFO is temporarily providing free late night/early morning limited replacement bus service for SFO passengers and airport employees. For more information, click here.

For a list of the SFMTA Owl-AllNighter services, please click here. NOTE: Starting Monday, March 30, Muni Metro subway stations will be closed, except for downtown stations which will remain open to customers taking BART during their operating hours. Please click here for more details

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

 

Express Lanes Suspend Tolling

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 jointly ceased Express Lane tolling through at least April 7 unless congestion along the Express Lane corridors warrants a return to tolling.

Express Lanes on Interstate 580 in Alameda County; Interstate 680 in Contra Costa County; State Route 237 in Santa Clara County; and southbound I-680 over the Sunol Grade in Alameda and Santa Clara counties will be open to all motorists. Changeable electronic signs over the Express Lanes will read “Open to All.”

The decision to temporarily suspend tolling on Bay Area Express Lanes will free California Highway Patrol officers from Express Lane enforcement duties to perform more urgently needed duties during the current public health emergency.

 

Bay Area Bridges Suspend Cash Toll Collection

Beginning Saturday, March 21, no cash will be collected on any of the 7 Bay Area state owned toll bridges. You can use FasTrak to pay your toll, or FasTrak will mail you a bill for just the amount of your toll. For more information about FasTrak, visit bayareafastrak.org or call 877-BAY-TOLL. To read the press release click here.

 

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