Tuesday, July 22, 2008

SamTrans to discontinue 49ers service

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.

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