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Streets, Sidewalks, Lights, and Transportation
EPA1East Palo Alto residents and businesses can help keep our City in good working order by keeping an eye out for problems with streets and potholes, streetlights, signal lights, or street, sidewalk and other maintenance issues. Help maintain your community by reporting graffiti, illegal dumping, a blocked storm drain, or local flooding.

Click here to report any of these problems or concerns. To report local flooding, a blocked storm drain, or graffiti or vandalism in progress call, East Palo Alto Police Dispatch at 650-321-1112.

In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911. For non-emergency but critical issues which are currently taking place, please call East Palo Alto Police Dispatch at 650-321-1112.

Speed Hump Requests

The City Council has adopted a process for citizens to request speed humps on their streets. When placed on an appropriate street, speed humps can be effective in reducing vehicle speeds. Speed humps cannot, however, be installed on every street in East Palo Alto due to safety considerations. The process for requesting a speed hump can be found HERE.

Public Transportation in East Palo Alto

As of June 2014, the EPA Free Community Shuttle Program was discontinued due to overlapping services with SamTrans bus routes. 

All local public transportation in East Palo Alto is provided by the San Mateo County Transportation District (SamTrans). 

For information regarding public transportation, please see go to the Samtrans website and look under South County. The following bus routes are in operation, serving within East Palo Alto city limits:

Route Origin Destination Schedule Link/Webpage   
81 EPA Menlo-Atherton
High School
Route 81  
280 University Village Neighborhood Downtown Palo Alto & Stanford Shopping Center  Route 280  
281 Onetta Harris Community Center
Downtown Palo Alto to Stanford Campus
Route 281  
296 EPA Redwood City Route 296  
297 Redwood City Menlo Park VA to PA Transit Center/Downtown PA   Route 297

(limited overnight service) 
ECR Palo Alto Caltrain Station in downtown Palo Alto to Daly City Bart  San Francisco  Route ECR  
Peninsula Willow Road, Middlefield Road, and the Palo Alto Transit Center in downtown Palo Alto  For public transportation service to the East Bay  Route Dumbarton Express