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Picnic Day Service – Saturday, April 22

UC Davis Picnic Day is on Saturday, April 22. The regular weekend services will be replaced by special Picnic Day lines running to and from the Memorial Union from 8:30 AM until 5:30PM. Note that ALL passengers on Picnic Day must pay the $1 cash fare (with the exception of Senior and Disabled riders). The fare is being charged to pay for added police presence required on Picnic Day. Please be prepared to pay the fare, because student IDs, passes, and 10-ride tickets are not accepted for fares on Picnic Day.  The $1 cash fare also applies to the V-line on Picnic Day.

Please remember that the P and Q lines do NOT run on Picnic Day.

Both the NextBus mobile app and the UC Davis mobile app (for iOS) show the correct route and stop information. See  http://nextbus.cubic.com/Mobile-Access or https://mobile.ucdavis.edu/.

The D, G, W, and Z lines will run 4 times each hour and the B, E, F, L, N, and V lines will run twice each hour. Buses are often very crowded on Picnic Day and we will do our best to accommodate everyone who wants to ride.

 

Click here for a live map of current bus locations (note that this link will not work until Picnic Day itself).

From 11:30AM-3:40PM, there will be free doubledecker bus rides between the Silo Terminal and the Memorial Union Terminal.  There will also be a shuttle serving various UCD campus destinations and parking lots, including the Equestrian Center, Aggie Stadium, and the Mondavi Center.

 

Picnic Day 2016 shuttles

 

Saturday Doubledecker Bus Rides, Saturday, April 8

 

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Saturday, April 8 is the next date featuring free Doubledecker bus rides, which are provided by Unitrans, in cooperation with the City of Davis and the Davis Farmers Market.  The shuttle provides a connection between the Farmers Market at Central Park and the UC Davis Memorial Union  (and Quad District Parking Structure), as well as parking lots and other attractions in downtown Davis.  On Saturdays, parking is generally free in most City and campus parking lots (click for details). The shuttle runs from 9:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. with the bus serving each stop approximately every 20 minutes.  Click on map below to see the route and stops.

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The bus rides are usually offered on the first Saturday of each month, with reminders posted on this web page and Unitrans Facebook page.   Weekend Unitrans service is available on the GK, MO, P, Q,  and V-mu lines — click on the line letter for a schedule and map.  The lines run hourly from all parts of Davis, with the first buses arriving at downtown Davis and the UC Davis campus before 9:00 am, and the last buses leaving those areas after 6:00 pm.  All weekend service is now based at the MU terminal for easy transfers to the Farmers Market  doubledecker shuttle.  Note that for this month the shuttle will be running on the 2nd Saturday — April 8.

 

Regular Service in Effect

Regular Service is in effect Monday, April 3 through Thursday, June 8.  Click here for the service calendar.

Also, remember that the printed schedule for 2016-17 has a misprint related to the Q line.  The Q line schedule has not changed from prior years, but the printed schedule shows incorrect times listed.  Also, for summer/break and weekend service, it shows the wrong stop sequence.  We are very sorry for the errors in the printed schedule.  The online versions of the schedule are correct and a special Q-line schedule correction pamphlet is available for inserting into the schedule book.

Click here for a pdf with the corrected Q line  weekday schedule for printing.

Click here for a pdf with the corrected Q line weekend schedule for printing.

Weekend Service on Friday, March 31

Friday, March 31, is the Cesar Chavez holiday, and Weekend service will be running that day, as well as on Saturday/Sunday April 1 and 2.  Weekend service has buses running from the Memorial Union 9AM-6PM (with the first P/Q arrivals at 8:50AM, and last arrivals at 7:00PM).  Click for individual line schedules (G,K,M,O,P,Q,V-MU).

Click here to see the full service calendar.  

Also, note that the Farmers Market Shuttle will not be running on the first Saturday of April but will run on the 2nd Saturday this month (April 8).  See http://unitrans.ucdavis.edu/saturday-doubledecker/ for more information.

Finals Service – March 20-24 – Free Service on All Lines

Finals schedules will be in effect on Monday, March 20 through Friday March 24.  As a means to improve schedule reliability and reduce stress on passengers, Unitrans will not be collecting fares during Finals service in March.  At crowded bus stops, passengers are encouraged to use both doors to board the bus and to move into all available spaces, so that your bus can arrive at the terminal as quickly as possible.  If you have forgotten your ID card or pass, just come on board!  We are very interested in your feedback on this experiment to see if we can implement it on a recurring basis.

Please remember to use the “Finals” section of the schedule, as it is different from regular service.  Buses run less frequently, and service runs later at night.

See the Service Calendar for the type of service running each day.

Break Service March 27-30; Weekend Service March 31 – April 2

Unitrans Break service schedules will be in effect starting Monday, March 27 and running through Thursday, March 30.  Remember that Break Service is revised this year so that all service is running to the Memorial Union Terminal.  There is no service on the A, C, D, J, and W lines.  For service to those neighborhoods, please use the equivalent MU lines (Z, B, K, G, and M or P/Q).  The L and V lines will run on their summer/break time schedule, but will go to the MU terminal instead of the Silo.  Please call 752-2877 if you have questions about which line to use during Break Service.

Friday, March 31, is the Cesar Chavez holiday, and Weekend service will be running that day, as well as on Saturday/Sunday April 1 and 2.  Weekend service has buses running from the Memorial Union 9AM-6PM (with the first P/Q arrivals at 8:50AM, and last arrivals at 7:00PM).  Click for individual line schedules (G,K,M,O,P,Q,V-MU).

Click here to see the full service calendar.  

Also, note that the Farmers Market Shuttle will not be running on the first Saturday of April but will run on the 2nd Saturday this month (April 8).  See http://unitrans.ucdavis.edu/saturday-doubledecker/ for more information.

Unitrans Re-Launching Safe Space Campaign

Unitrans is re-launching the Safe Space public information campaign.  The project was initiated last May by Unitrans drivers and passengers to help inform everyone of the goal to maintain a safe space for all bus riders and to provide resources as to how to help us achieve that goal.

Weekend Service is running on Presidents Day (Monday, February 20)

Weekend service is the service in effect on Monday, February 20, for the Presidents Day holiday.

Unitrans will be running weekend service — with buses running from the Memorial Union 9AM-6PM (with the first P/Q arrivals at 8:50AM, and last arrivals at 7:00PM).  Click for individual line schedules (G,K,M,O,P,Q,V-MU).  Note that all lines go to/from the MU Terminal.

Note also that the Amtrak Shuttle will run on Monday instead of Sunday for the holiday weekend.  See the Service Calendar for more information on what service is running each day.

Davis Stampede — Sunday, February 12

The Davis Stampede running events will require street closures in parts of Davis and will result in delays and detours during the morning of Sunday, February 12.

P and Q lines:  A section of Cowell Boulevard in South Davis will be closed for the event.  During that time, the P and Q lines will run via Chiles Road between Drummond and La Vida.  The P and Q lines will not serve the stops on Cowell at Ohlone (stop# 051 for the P line, stop# 052 for the Q) until after 12:00.  [Note that stop #048 on Cowell at Drummond is out of service for construction.]  The 12:00 P/Q buses and all the afternoon buses are expected to be on the regular route.

O line:  There may be delays on the 9:00 bus with runners passing at cross streets.

M line: the 9:00 bus on the M line will not be able to serve stops on Drew or on Research Park Drive. Instead the 9:00 M line will serve the eastern portion of the W line, serving Lillard and Drummond stops heading east- and northbound, and Cowell heading westbound.

K line:  The 9:25 run may be delayed as a result of the detour of the 9:00 M line (it is the same bus doing both lines).

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Mobile Apps for NextBus Information

Our FAQ page has lots of important information, but one which routinely comes up is the question about which app to use.

Is there a mobile app for getting real-time bus information?

Yes, there are several mobile apps that use publicly-available real-time data for Unitrans bus locations.  Unitrans real-time data is powered by NextBus, and apps for iPhone and Android, as well as other means of mobile access can be found at http://nextbus.cubic.com/Mobile-Access.  The NextBus apps include updated alerts for lines and bus stops, which may be important in getting correct information.

Many of our riders use the “Bus” information from the UC Davis Mobile App.  That app generally provides updated and complete information for the bus system (including alerts), but it is not under Unitrans control.   This is an excellent app for many purposes, but we also encourage use of the actual NextBus app for the most complete and accurate information.

If you use another app to access Unitrans data, please check on whether the app is using the most up-to-date Unitrans schedule and that it also provides alerts.