It’s taken less than two years for the Mission Bay Shuttle to establish itself as a much-appreciated and fundamental community benefit. The shuttle, which links Mission Bay offices, retailers and residents with the Powell BART and Caltrain light rail stations, recorded just under 300,000 boardings in 2011.
The shuttle grew from two to four buses in its first year of operation; it expanded from one to two routes as of January of 2012. The service operates from 7am to 10am and from 3:45pm to 8pm.
It can be credited as a key contributor towards Mission Bay truly becoming a “transit-first community.” According to a 2011 survey conducted by the Mission Bay TMA, over 72% of the community uses transit; another 12% walk or bicycle to work.