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. In addition to observing social distancing, riders are still required to wear face coverings while riding transit. 

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

Overview

Current as of: November 1, 2021 8:13 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. AC Transit is kicking off “Fare Free Fridays” in September, which will see the bus transit agency provide free rides every Friday throughout the month. For more information, click here. 

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. As of March 29, ACE 01 is now departing 10 minutes earlier. For more information, click here.  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. Face coverings are required when entering the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission facilities and/or onboard the ACE train. Failure to do so will result in ejection from the train and/or denial of services at stations.

BART

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

Current Service Changes: 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: County health orders in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo require all riders to wear face coverings inside BART stations and on-board trains. 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: 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: Fall service changes have taken effect as Sunday, August 8, 2021. 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.

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: 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: All riders are required to wear a face coverings to board a bus or ferry. Riders may be refused service if they do not have a face covering. Please click here for more information. 

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: Santa Rosa CityBus has increased service as of August 8, 2021. For a full list of all service 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: Ferry service to South San Francisco will resume November 8. For more information, click here. 

Current Service Changes: 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. For more information, click here.  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: As of July 1, SF Bay Ferry has temporarily lowered fares for riders. For more information, click here. 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:  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 As of August 14, SFMTA has brought back more than a dozen bus routes that were temporarily suspended as part of pandemic-related service reductions. For more information and a full list of routes, click here. As of August 2, SFMTA's historic cable car service has returned and will be operating a limited free schedule on all three cable car lines during the month of August. For more info, 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: Face coverings are required for people in San Francisco when waiting for or riding transit. Backdoor boarding is now required on all vehicles, except for passengers in wheelchairs or with other accessibility needs. SFMTA is also offering an Essential Trip Card to help seniors and people with disabilities take and pay for  essential trips in taxis during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.

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: As of September 10, 2021 SMART has implemented a new schedule. Saturday service has resumed with an enhanced schedule. SMART is currently not running trains on Sunday. 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 24, 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  (Note: Routes 24, 28, 32, 66, 67, 68, and local Cotati & Rohnert Park routes 10, 12 & 14 will remain fare free through December 31). The County of Sonoma is requiring members of the public to wear facial coverings in public. 

Tideline

Upcoming Service Changes: Tideline will be relaunching an abbreviated service (Tuesday's only) once enough monthly passes have been sold. For more information, click here.

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

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. All buses will be boarded through the rear door unless riders require a wheelchair ramp. Effective immediately, all riders are required to wear a mask or face covering in order to board any of the Tri Delta Transit buses. 

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: Fare collection has resumed. Per the Alameda County Health Officer Order 20-08, all passengers are required to cover their faces. Paratransit riders may be asked additional health questions before boarding the vehicle. Passenger capacity has been increased on all vehicles as of June 14. 

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: 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). For more information, click here. 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. For more information, click here. 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: As of Monday, October 11 there are later operating hours on some VTA routes and increased frequency on other VTA routes. The new Rapid 568 Route has also started service. For more information, click here. As of September 18, full light rail service has resumed. 

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, 2540, 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. 

As of Monday June 1 at 5:00 AM, Express Lanes on I-580 in Alameda County; I-680 in Contra Costa County; SR-237 in Santa Clara County; and Southbound I-680 over the Sunol Grade in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties have reinstated the variable-rate tolling policies that were temporarily suspended on March 20.

On weekdays from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM, changeable electronic signs over the Express Lanes will display current toll rates for solo drivers who wish to travel in the Express Lanes.

To read the official press release, 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

All bicycle and pedestrian access between Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island will be suspended from July 6, 2021 through Mid-November, 2021. The Vista Point facilities will be completely closed for use from September 7, 2021, through mid-November 2021. For more information, click here. 

 

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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