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Bus Service Changes Start Monday, August 7

New 2017-18 schedules will go into effect as of Monday, August 7, with minor changes to weekend service and the T line (Davis Senior High, Holmes Junior High, and Harper Junior High School Service).  Click here for details on the changes.

Summer service is in effect and will continue through Tuesday, September 26.  See the Service Calendar for the type of service running each day.   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.

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


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.

Bus Service to the Whole Earth Festival, May 12-14

The Whole Earth Festival takes place this weekend, May 6,7, and 8, on the UC Davis Quad.  To take transit to the festival, you can ride any Unitrans bus to the MU or to the bus stops on Hutchison Drive.  In addition to the regular service running on Fridays and weekends, some additional runs will be provided to accommodate festival-goers.

On Friday, May 12:
The P line will have added runs from the MU Terminal leaving at 9:10PM (full route) and 10:10PM (to Covell/J).
The Q line will have added runs from the MU Terminal leaving at 9:10PM (full route) and 10:10PM (to F/Covell).

On Saturday, May 13:
The P line will have added runs from the MU Terminal leaving at 7:10PM, 8:10PM, and 9:10PM (full route) and 10:10PM (to Covell/J).
The Q line will have added runs from the MU Terminal leaving at 7:10PM, 8:10PM, and 9:10PM (full route) and 10:10PM (to F/Covell).

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


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.