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Spare the Air Day – Wed, June 21st

Wednesday, June 21 has been designated as a Spare the Air day.  All Unitrans services are free on Spare the Air days.

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/

Summer Service in Effect

Summer service is running, starting on Friday, June 16 and will continue through Tuesday, September 26.  See the Service Calendar for the type of service running each day.  New 2017-18 schedules will go into effect as of Monday, August 7, with minor changes to weekend service and the T line.  Click here for details on the changes.  Regular service begins on Wednesday, September 27.

 

 

6/8 – NextBus Communication Issues

As of 1:30PM on Thurs, June 8, NextBus arrival predictions are not available for the vast majority of Unitrans routes due to a communication disruption.  A service request has been submitted to NextBus to address the issue as quickly as possible.  Please use the printed bus schedule when making your travel plans today.  Unitrans appreciates your patience!

Finals Service – June 9 and June 12-15 – Free Service on All Lines (Weekdays Only)

Finals schedules will be in effect on Friday, June 9, and on Monday, June 12 through Thursday June 15.  As a means to improve schedule reliability and reduce stress on passengers, Unitrans will not be collecting fares during Finals service (weekdays only).  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!  The free finals service was well-received in March and will continue on finals weekdays until further notice.

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.

T-line Schedule – Davis High School Finals June 5 – 8

For Davis High School Finals week, June 5-8, the T line morning service will continue to run at the times shown in the published schedules.  There will be two runs on the T line.  The first T-line bus leaves Richards/Olive at 6:58 (arriving at the high school at 7:35) and the second bus leaves Richards/Olive at 7:45, serving stops near Harper and Holmes Junior High Schools before arriving at the high school at 8:22.  Note that the 6:58 bus will also run on Wednesday, June 7.

Note that the afternoon T-line schedule will be modified on Tuesday June 6 through Thursday June 8 for early dismissal times.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6 and June 7, the first T line bus will leave the high school at 12:40 instead of 2:40 (and the 2nd bus will leave at 3:40 as usual).  On Thursday, June 8, there will only be one afternoon bus at 12:40.  The regular afternoon times (leaving the high school at 2:40 and 3:40) will run on Monday, June 5.

Saturday Doubledecker Bus Rides, Saturday, June 3

 

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Saturday, June 3 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.

 

Weekend Service is running on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29)

Weekend service is the service in effect on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial 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.

Proposed Unitrans Service Changes for 2017-18

The Unitrans Advisory Committee will be holding its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 17 to discuss service changes proposed for the 2017-18 schedule.  The new schedule would go into effect on Monday, August 7, with changes in weekend service going into effect the following Saturday, August 12.  The service changes being considered are listed below.  If you have comments on the changes, please send them to comments@unitrans.com or attend the Unitrans Advisory Committee meeting in person, May 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. at the Davis Community Chambers at City Hall.  For more information, click on the links for the Unitrans Advisory Committee.

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a.   Revise O-line Shoppers Shuttle to Restore Hourly Service:
The O-line Shoppers Shuttle was revised last year 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 proposing to restore hourly service, but to do that, some portions of the current O-line will need to be eliminated.  The proposed O-line would continue to serve Amtrak, 5th Street, Alhambra, Target, 8th Street (Davis Manor Shopping Center) with service to and from the Memorial Union.  It would also include a loop between the MU and campus residence halls and the Arboretum via Russell, LaRue, Dairy Road, and Hutchison.  It would no longer serve the eastern part of Hutchison Drive (Art/Library stop), 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.

b.   Eliminate K-night Routing which currently operates only during Finals service after 8:00pm:
The K-line would continue on its regular route during all times of service.

c.   Revise 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 would be shifted from its current routing via Danbury-Montgomery-Mace to Lillard-Drummond-Cowell, similar to the P/Q lines.  The remainder of the routing would be unchanged to Davis High School (to arrive for the 8:15 start time).  The bus would then head 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 would follow 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 would be altered, and two trips would operate in the morning (one to DSHS and one to Harper) and in the afternoon.  The map below shows the route that would operate in the morning on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri.

  

 

The Unitrans Advisory Committee meeting will also include public hearings for the City/Unitrans annual Program of Projects and the update to the Title VI program.

 

 

Nominations for Mark and Linda Champagne ASUCD Customer Service Award

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Nominations for the Champagne ASUCD Customer Service Award are now open.  If you have experienced exceptional customer service from a Unitrans driver, conductor, or the person on the phone at 752-BUSS, please consider nominating them for the award.  There is more information and a link to the nomination form at https://asucd.ucdavis.edu/champagne/.  Please be sure to submit your nominations by May 23 for consideration in this year’s awards.

If you don’t know the name of the Unitrans employee you would like to nominate, please let us know the bus line, day and time that they served you on the bus (or the time and day that you spoke to them on the phone) and we will figure out who it is.