Unitrans 2017-2018 Service Changes Effective August 7, 2017
The new Unitrans 2017-2018 schedule is effective Monday, August 7, with changes in weekend service going into effect the following Saturday, August 12. Below is a summary of service changes. Please be sure to review the schedule for your line to ensure that you arrive at your bus stop on time.
a. Revised O-line Shoppers Shuttle to Restore Hourly Service:
The O-line Shoppers Shuttle was revised in 2016 to improve on-time performance, but that change resulted in the bus running on an odd schedule (every 75 minutes). The less convenient timing resulted in a significant drop in ridership. As a result, Unitrans is restoring hourly service, but to do that, some portions of the current O-line have been eliminated. The revised O-line continues to serve Amtrak, 5th Street, Alhambra, Target, 8th Street (Davis Manor Shopping Center) with service to and from the Memorial Union. The line no longer serves Hutchison Drive, La Rue Road, the Silo Terminal, or the University Mall / Cuarto area. Note that the University Mall / Cuarto area will continue to be served by the G, K, and P/Q lines on weekends. A new X line will start on August 12 to maintain service to La Rue Road and the Tercero Dorms. See “b” below for details.
b. New X Line – Residence Hall Loop / Aggie Stadium
The new X line starts service on August 12 operating hourly on weekends only from the Memorial Union terminal to La Rue Road and serves the Tercero Dorms. For customer convenience, customers may remain on the O line which will turn into the X line at the Memorial Union Terminal. The X line will become the O line upon arrival at the Memorial Union Terminal too.
c. Simplified K-night Routing which currently operates only during Finals service after 8:00pm:
The K-line will continue on its regular route during all times of service.
d. Revised T-line Route and Times to Accommodate Later Start Time at Davis Senior High School and Ridership Patterns:
Because of very low ridership on the southern-most portion of the T-line, the line is shifted from its current routing via Danbury-Montgomery-Mace to Lillard-Drummond-Cowell, similar to the P/Q lines. The remainder of the routing is unchanged to Davis High School (to arrive for the 8:15 start time) and continues east from the high school to provide a stop at Harper Junior High on Covell for the 8:30 start time (Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri). The afternoon bus follows the existing T line route with the exception of shifting from Mace-Montgomery-Danbury to Cowell-Drummond-Lillard consistent with the morning run. Because of later start and earlier dismissal times on Wednesdays, the timing and routing is altered, and two trips operate in the morning (one to DSHS and one to Harper) and in the afternoon. The map below shows the route that operates in the morning on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri.