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P/Q/W/T Line Reroutes Near Chiles/Cowell/Drummond Sept 25 until End of Year

UPDATE: Effective Monday, September 25, 2017, the P, Q, T, and W Lines will be re-routed until the end of the 2017 calendar year due to major roadway construction at the intersection of Chiles/Cowell/Drummond. Buses may not run as scheduled due to construction re-routes and Nextbus predictions in this area will be inaccurate.

W Line: The W line will be unable to operate on Cowell between Drummond and Lillard/Pole Line. The line will operate via Drummond, Albany, and Arnold Streets. One stop will not be served at Cowell/Halsey Circle. For this stop, use Cowell/Valdora.

P/Q/T Lines: The P/Q/T lines will be unable to operate on Cowell between Ohlone and Drummond. The lines will operate via Lillard and Ohlone to/from Cowell. Five stops will not be served during construction. Use alternatives on Cowell and Lillard. See stop specific details below.

Impacted stops and alternatives:

  • Cowell at Halsey Circle (W) – No W line service. Use M line at this stop or proceed to Cowell/Valdora for W line.
  • Drummond at Albany (P/T) – No P or T line service, only W line service. Use stop on Lillard at Arnold for P and T lines.
  • Cowell at Drummond (P/T) – Stop closed. Use stop on Cowell at Ohlone.
  • Cowell at Ohlone (Q/T) – Stop closed. Use temporary stop on Ohlone at Cowell.
  • Drummond at Cowell (Q/T) – Stop closed. Use temporary stop on Lillard at Drummond.
  • Drummond at Lillard (Q/T) – Stop closed. Use temporary stop on Lillard at Drummond.

We apologize for the inconvenience during this construction project.



E Line – Rerouted from 3rd St onto 2nd St through Oct 31

Due to roadway construction on 3rd Street between A Street and E Street, the E Line will be rerouted onto 2nd Street until at least October 31.

Four stops on 3rd Street are closed – 3rd Street at C Street (inbound & outbound) and 3rd Street at E Street (inbound & outbound).

For 3rd Street at C Street, use B Street at 4th Street (both inbound & outbound) or 2nd Street at B Street (outbound only).

For 3rd Street at E Street, use 2nd Street at E Street (both inbound & outbound).

We apologize for the inconvenience.

REVISED T LINE SCHEDULE – Transit service for Davis school students

Due to the T Line running late, the T Line schedule will be revised earlier, effective Friday, September 1. The T Line will run 15 minutes earlier than listed in the printed 2017-2018 Unitrans schedule. New schedule info is posted at all T Line stops, is available at Harper and Holmes Junior Highs and at Davis Senior High, and is being distributed on the T Line bus this week.

Click here for the updated T Line Schedule and Flyer in English.

Haga clic aquí para el español.


Heads up, all DJUSD students!   Just in time for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 23, Unitrans is rolling out bus service with an updated route and schedule to reflect the District’s “Later Start” initiative at all junior high and high schools.

Also, remember that all junior high and high schools are served by the P and Q lines with a maximum 10 minute walk to/from the nearest bus stop.   Unitrans bus passes and 10-ride tickets are available for sale at most junior high and high schools, in addition to Davis City Hall at 23 Russell Blvd and the Unitrans Business Office located at 5 South Hall on the UC Davis campus.  For more information on pass and ticket prices, please go to the Fares tab of the Unitrans web site.

Unitrans staff is available to answer all route, schedule, and fare questions from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays), by calling (530) 752-2877.  In addition, Unitrans staff can provide trip planning assistance to help get you to where you need to go!


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.



Spare the Air Day – Fri, Sept 1 & Sat, Sept 2

Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2 have been designated as Spare the Air days.  All Unitrans service is free on Spare the Air days.

Draft Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program & Goal Setting Methodology

View/Download: Draft Unitrans DBE Program and Goal-Setting Methodology

Unitrans has established a Proposed Overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal of 1.0%, for Federal Fiscal Years 2018-2020. The DBE Goal is applicable to DOT-(FTA) assisted contracting opportunities scheduled to be awarded during the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2020. Unitrans’ Proposed Overall DBE Goal and its rationale (developed in response to U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Regulations published under Title 49 CFR Part 26) are posted the Unitrans web site at www.unitrans.com, and is available for inspection for thirty (30) days following the date of this Notice, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, Monday through Friday at the Unitrans Business Office located at:


5 South Hall

1 Shields Ave

Davis, CA 95616-8759

ATTN: Teri Sheets, Assistant General Manager

Unitrans seeks input from minority, women, and general contractor groups, community organizations, other interested agencies and organizations, and the general public on the availability of both disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination on contracting opportunities for DBE firms, and efforts that could level the playing field for the participation of DBE firms in business and contracting opportunities offered by Unitrans.

Comments will be accepted for thirty (30) days from the date of this Notice. Comments can be forwarded to Ms. Teri Sheets at Unitrans at the above stated address or by email to agma@unitrans.com. Comments may also be sent to Ms. Lynette Little, Civil Rights Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, 90 Seventh Street, Suite 15-300, San Francisco, CA, 94103.

Saturday Doubledecker Bus Rides, Saturday, Sept 2



Saturday, September 2 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.


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.


Service for July 4th Holiday – O-line via 1st Street Downtown

Weekend service is the service in effect on Tuesday, July 4th, for the Independence 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.

See the Service Calendar for more information on what service is running each day.

Several Downtown streets will be closed all day because of the Davis Criterium.  The O-line Shoppers Shuttle will run via 1st Street in both directions.

See the Service Calendar for more information on what service is running each day.

Spare the Air Day – Friday, June 23rd

Friday, June 23, has been designated as a Spare the Air day.  All Unitrans services are free on Spare the Air days.

For some reason, Thursday, June 22, was not designated as a Spare the Air day and regular fares apply.

Google Maps Showing Incorrect Schedule Information

Summer/Break service is in effect, but the Google Transit trip planner is mistakenly using the expired schedule which shows regular service.  We are working with Google to get the schedule updated as soon as possible.  In the meantime, please confirm any times provided in Google Transit with a printed schedule (or online from Unitrans website, route information page).  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Also, real-time data as provided by the NextBus app is correct.  See http://unitrans.ucdavis.edu/2017/02/01/mobile-apps-for-nextbus-information/