Update: Shuttle Survey Accepting More Takers

The survey on whether Belmont should offer a shuttle service was so popular with Patch users, the survey administrator has opened it up to accept more of your opinions. The proposed shuttle would run along Ralston Avenue corridor; it would also serve resi

The City of Belmont wants to know: Would you use a shuttle service that operated within the city's boundaries?

A survey is being conducted by the city to determine if a potential shuttle service would be utilized by residents and businesses.

To participate in this survey, click the Surveyshare link below.

The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) administers a grant program to establish local shuttle services that are designed to assist residents and employees to travel within San Mateo County or to connect with a regional transportation service.

The City of Belmont has applied for this grant, and may be able to begin a shuttle program in July 2013 that would serve both residents and business and meet the restrict grant eligibility guidelines, if funding is approved.

Proposed times and routes

The community shuttle is proposed to operate between 7a.m.-10 a.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and will serve:

  • Belmont Caltrain Station/SamTrans Transit Center
  • Business centers along Ralston Avenue from El Camino Real to Alameda de las Pulgas including Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Residential communities along Alameda de las Pulgas and Chula Vista Drive
  • The community between Ralston Avenue and Harbor Boulevard
  • Businesses east of Highway 101 

To tell city leaders if you'd use a shuttle service, and help design a route that would be most helpful to you, take the survey:


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kerry August 02, 2012 at 04:29 PM
The BUS was great- Took it to and from school everyday, from top of Ralston down to Alameda!
Claire Karoly Ard August 02, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I just took this survey - shuttle would be very useful!
Tim Hoffman August 02, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Ha! The B.U.S.! Thought I'd never see that name again. I wouldn't use a shuttle, but bonus points to Belmont if they again named it The BUS and used the same funky 1970s logo...
Brian Logan August 02, 2012 at 05:56 PM
One of the reasons, I was GLAD to leave Belmont was the lack of public transportation. I live in Mountain View now which is paradise compared to Belmont.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 02, 2012 at 10:23 PM
I hope you included that in the survey Tim!
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 02, 2012 at 10:23 PM
But we're glad you're still reading Belmont Patch Logan :)
Tanya B August 03, 2012 at 03:00 PM
The survey has hit its max limit, so I am unable to complete it. The error message said to let the administrator know to change the setting to allow more people to respond.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 03, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Wow....thanks for letting me know Tanya. Must mean people have some strong opinions on the shuttle service! I will let the public works folks know about the survey issue. Thanks!
Judi August 03, 2012 at 03:44 PM
8/3/12 - I just tried to take the survey & it is still maxed out. I would like to see a Belmont shuttle. Public Works should look up the old BUS (Belmont Urban System) routes & schedules for reference. In South Lake Tahoe, they also have a door-to-door shuttloe by request, which you can reserve with a 1/2 hour window, which is available til about midnight.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 03, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Thanks Judi...I've let the folks at BPW know that the survey is maxed out....hopefully they'll free up some space and let others take it! Stay tuned.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 03, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Thanks to everyone who has taken (or attempted to take) the survey above. The survey administrator is working on opening it up to more votes---it was maxed out this morning, but should be ready shortly, so please try again---your voice is important!
Tim Hoffman August 03, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I uploaded a 1975 SM Times photo of The BUS logo. Gotta love the 70s.


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