Transportation Made Easy

SHC Meets Peninsula and Now Transbay Commuting Needs

Sacred Heart Cathedral is uniquely located in the heart of San Francisco. The SFJazz Center. The San Francisco Ballet. City Hall. All are within blocks of the campus and are some of the many perks of being an SHC student.

The location of the campus also has another perk—transportation access. From public transit and biking to driving and walking, Sacred Heart Cathedral is easily accessible to SHC students who live in San Francisco and currently make up 80 percent of the student body.

But what about the students who live outside the City? In an effort to make the campus even more accessible, the school started the Sacred Heart Cathedral Transportation Program in 2012-13, and since then, it has continued to be a vital commute service for Peninsula families who need assistance in getting their children to and from school.

The 56-passenger Peninsula Commuter Bus provides a safe, convenient and reliable transportation service to countless families, including the Buskey Family. Pacifica residents Andrea and Scott Buskey, parents of Thomas Buskey ’26, experienced driving Thomas to campus in the morning and away from campus during the afternoons during his freshman year–until they heard about the SHC Transportation Program.

“We heard about the commuter bus from other Pacifica Families…we enrolled Thomas in the Summer of 2023 for the 2023-24 school year,” Andrea said. “After having the experience of driving Thomas both ways his freshman year, we felt the cost of the commuter bus was far less expensive than the cost of our own actual auto expenses experienced in 2022-23.”

Visit our Transporation Program page to learn more.

Since enrolling in the Peninsula Commuter Bus, which has round-trip stops in Pacifica, San Francisco and South San Francisco, the Buskeys removed the stress from their commute.

“For us parents, it makes scheduling very easy,” Scott said. “The elimination of this additional daily time commitment on our part has been a blessing, needless to say, the elimination of the wear and tear on our vehicles making the drive every day.”

The transportation program also makes life easier for students to schedule their day. It allows students to prepare and meet with teachers before classes or during scheduled office hour visits in the afternoon, complete assignments, or participate in extracurricular activities after school.

Now, more families will experience the benefits of the SHC Transportation Program with the East Bay/North Bay Shuttle Service. New for the 2024-25 school year, round-trip, van shuttle transportation service will be available to those families who live in the East Bay and Marin counties. 

“We are excited to provide this shuttle service to families who experience Transbay commuting across either the Golden Gate Bridge or Bay Bridge,” Vice President for Advancement, Communications & Enrollment John Gumina ‘91 said. “Our location in the heart of San Francisco is unique in that students and families can utilize several commuter services to campus, including BART, MUNI, Golden Gate Transit and SamTrans. The new East Bay/North Bay Shuttle Service and our SHC Transportation Program, as a whole, provide more options that SHC families can rely on for safe, convenient and reliable commuting.”

Registration for the 2024-25 SHC Transportation Program opens on March 18 at noon. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more about the program, visit

“We truly feel the bus has simplified our getting Thomas to and from school, a much better financial option and has provided structure to the family’s daily schedule,” Andrea said.

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