The SamTrans 86 route replaces the 286, which formerly served Portola Valley and West Menlo Park. Please note that effective 8/7/22 SamTrans discontinued all service along the Alpine Road corridor because of low ridership, and based on a recommendation from a multi-year long transit planning study called Reimagine SamTrans. Please see below under “District Buses” for information on buses serving students in Ladera and Sharon Park/ Heights.
To accommodate SamTrans’s cancelation of the Ladera section of the 86 (formerly 286 route), SUHSD is providing afternoon bus service for students living along the Alpine Road corridor and Sharon Park. This bus (schedule linked here) leaves from the drop off area near the front entrance of the Performing Arts Center (the P.A.C.) at 4:15 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 2:15 on Thursdays. Any changes to those departure times due to variations in our bell schedule will be noted in the school calendar available on mabears.org. We will always offer an afternoon bus at 1:15 on minimum days.
We are also partnering with the Ladera school district to provide a morning run for Ladera students that brings them to the 86 bus stop in Sharon Heights. You can find the schedule here.