Due to the new and misguided federal charter bus regulation, SamTrans has announced that it will not operate the 49ers special service this season.
Silverado Stages, a private charter bus company, will provide the service on the same routes SamTrans has operated. Bus fares will be higher, however. Last season, SamTrans charged $15 round trip and $90 for a season pass. Silverado Stages will charge $20 round trip and $175 for a season pass.
SamTrans and 49ers has coordinated with Silverado Stages to ensure a smooth transition for SamTrans riders. Even so, some riders may opt for Caltrain, which stops a mile away from the stadium at Bayshore Station under regular train schedules.