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1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos. Caltrain runs free shuttle buses during commute hours between the Menlo Park train station and the industrial parks on Willow and Marsh roads. These shuttles are funded jointly by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Transportation Fund for Clean Air, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board and local employers. Call 800-660-4287.
Deer Creek Shuttle, operated by Caltrain
This free shuttle runs from the Palo Alto and California Avenue train stations to the Stanford Research Park. Call 800-660-4287.
Administered by AC Transit, and overseen by the Dumbarton Express Consortium, the bus service travels through Palo Alto and Menlo Park crossing the Dumbarton Bridge and terminating at the Union City BART station. The DB and DB1 operate during non-holiday weekdays, Mon-Fri, only 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 511 and say Dumbarton Express for schedule information.
EPA commuter shuttle
Caltrain runs a free shuttle bus from the Palo Alto Menlo Park train station to East Palo Alto. This shuttle is funded by the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, along with City/County Associationof Governments and the City of East Palo Alto. Call 800-660-4287; 650-771-1637.
340 Bonair Siding, Stanford. Stanford UniBy busversity's free public transit runs Mon-Fri year-round except university holidays. Limited service is available on weekends and university holidays during the academic year. The shuttle serves the Palo Alto, Menlo Park and California Avenue Caltrain stations. The Marguerite is wheelchair- and bicycle-accessible. A complete route map is available online. Call 650-723-9362.
Menlo Park Midday Shuttle
701 Laurel St. -- Transportation Division, Menlo Park. The free weekday shuttle provides transportation Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. between the city's downtown and senior residential areas, the Stanford shopping and medical centers, and the Belle Haven neighborhood in east Menlo Park. Schedules are available at Menlo Park City Hall, 701 Laurel St. and on the website. Wheelchair accessible. Call 650-330-6770.
Menlo Park Shoppers' Shuttle
701 Laurel St. -- Transportation Division, Menlo Park. The Menlo Park ShopperŐs Shuttle is a free, request-ride service that operates during the midday on Wednesdays and Saturdays. By request, the shuttle will pick you up at your home in Menlo Park and take you to destinations such as Sharon Heights Shopping Center, downtown Menlo Park, Menlo Park library and other shopping areas. Call 650-330-6770.
Palo Alto Shuttle
The Palo Alto Shuttle operates two routes: the Embarcadero shuttle and the Crosstown shuttle. Connects businesses in the East Bayshore/Baylands area with downtown Palo Alto and the Caltrain station, with service to Palo Alto High School, Castilleja School and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Also serves Jordan Middle School. The Crosstown shuttle runs every hour from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m, Mon-Fri and services Downtown Palo Alto to East Charleston Road. Call 650-329-2441 City of Palo Alto Transportation division.
The San Mateo County Transit District provides paratransit using Redi-Wheels on the bayside of the county and RediCoast on the coastside. Trips must be prearranged. Redi-Wheels operates seven days a week, including holidays, from 5:30 a.m. to midnight and up to 24 hours in some areas. RediCoast service operates weekdays from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. seven days a week. Each one-way trip costs $3.75 or $37.50 for a book of 10 tickets. Call 650-366-4856 to request Paratransit Eligibility Requirements.
The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) provides bus service throughout San Mateo County, to downtown San Francisco and to San Francisco International Airport and to northern Santa Clara County. Maps and schedules are available on the buses, at city halls, chambers of commerce and public libraries. Call 800-660-4287; or TDD (hearing-impaired only): 650-508-6448.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
3331 N. First St., San Jose. VTA bus and light-rail service extends from San Jose into Palo Alto, with connections to SamTrans service in San Mateo County. A free shuttle connects the San Jose Airport with light rail and Caltrain. Hours of operation vary by route; buses and light rail run less frequently on weekends and holidays. Schedules are available on buses and light rail, at local colleges, libraries, chambers of commerce and city halls. Call 408-321-2300.