SamTrans is expected to discuss the proposed changes to its bus routes in San Bruno at today's City Council meeting.
The transit agency has put together a plan that it says will provide riders with more efficient service by improving or eliminating routes that don't get used that often and trying out some new types of bus services. The proposed changes are based on an 18-month study that SamTrans conducted.
According to the recommendations that have already been proposed, the bus routes changes that would affect San Bruno residents the most will be those to the 133, 140 and 141 lines.
A recent letter to the editor said the changes to the 140 and 141 lines would especially hit San Bruno hard because stops would be eliminated along San Bruno Avenue East and a key route that serves students going to Parkside Intermediate would be cut off.
A SamTrans representative is expected to make a presentation to the council about the plan at its meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. at the senior center.
Residents are encouraged to come to the meeting to give their feedback. All of the comments will be taken into consideration when a final draft proposal is submitted for review to the SamTrans board of directors either later this year or early next year. The changes are expected to take effect in mid-2013.
More information about the plan can be found on SamTran's website.