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Unitrans Advisory Committee Meeting - Thursday, August 5, 2021

Posted on Jul 30 2021

The Unitrans Advisory Committee (UAC) is scheduled for Thursday, August 5 at 4:00 PM. The meeting will be held online. Go to https://www.cityofdavis.org/city-hall/commissions-and-committees/unitrans-advisory-committee for link and information. At this meeting, City and Unitrans staff will review general information and updates from the last three months. The agenda and staff reports will be posted here 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

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Youth 18 and Under Ride FREE Starting August 2! Bus Passes Also Available at UC Davis Downtown Store!

Posted on Jul 22 2021

Thanks to special funding through the State of California's Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, youth 18 and under can ride Unitrans fare-free starting August 2!  To ride free, just show the driver or conductor your valid school identification card (current school year only) or fill out the free youth pass application and send to Unitrans at unitrans@ucdavis.edu to request a free youth pass.

 

The UC Davis Downtown Store will also sell Unitrans bus passes starting August 2! With the addition of the Downtown Store, passes are now available online at unitrans.ucdavis.edu/fares, at the UC Davis Campus Store, and UC Davis Downtown Store.

 

Special funding for the fare-free youth program is available for two years of free rides. In 2023, Unitrans will evaluate if and how to continue the program.

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Unitrans Program of Projects - Federal 5307, ARP, & CARES Act Funding

Posted on Jul 21 2021

On an annual basis, the City of Davis/Unitrans prepares a Program of Projects (POP) that forms the basis for grant applications submitted to FTA for annual transit funding allocated to the City by FTA. In response to the impact of COVID-19 on transit operators throughout the nation, the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act appropriated $10,308,599 and $830,050 through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to the City of Davis to support transit operations and help backfill local and state revenue losses to prevent significant transit service reductions and impacts.

 

The proposed program of projects allocates remaining CARES Act, ARP, and FY2020-2021 Federal 5307 funding to support transit service in the City of Davis through FY2023-2024 and provide local budgetary relief. Additional funding is provided to the Yolo County Transportation District (Yolobus) for the provision of local transit service in Davis for FY2021-2022.

 

FTA regulatory guidance requires the City and Unitrans to make the proposed POP available for public review and comment prior to its approval by the City Council.  The proposed POP is published in the Davis Enterprise as of Friday, July 23 and on the Unitrans web site (unitrans.ucdavis.edu) on July 21, 2020, with information on how to ask questions and comment on the proposed POP.   The review and comment period will remain open through August 5, 2021. To comment, email comments@unitrans.ucdavis.edu, call 530-752-2877, send a letter to 1 Shields Ave, South Hall Room 5, Davis, CA 95616, or attend the public hearing. Click here for the full proposed POP.

 

A public hearing on the proposed POP will be held via Zoom at the Unitrans Advisory Committee (UAC) meeting on Thursday, August 5 at 4:00 PM. Meeting information will be posted on the UAC page of the City's website at least 72 hours before the meeting If approved, the Committee’s recommendation and all comments received through the public review period, will be forwarded to the Davis City Council for its Tuesday, August 31, 2021 meeting. Meeting details will be provided at least 72 hours in advance through the City's website.

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E Line Reroute, Construction Detours, and Other Changes!

Posted on Jun 1 2021

In order to improve service reliability, service changes will take effect on Monday, August 2, 2021 as described below. For more information, click on our special service change webpage! For new schedules, click on Routes, choose your line, and set the "Term" to Summer Session 2.

 

- The E line will operate on Fifth Street between UC Davis & F Street. For downtown, use the bus stops on Fifth Street at D Street. You can also use the A, Z, and O lines for service on Second Street, the L line for service on B Street, and the M line for service on First Street and B Street.

- Due to F Street construction, the E & L lines are detoured on Monday, August 2. Bus stops at 8th/D, 8th/G, F/6th, and F/8th are closed. Use 8th/J, B/7th, or 5th/D. On Tuesday, August 3, the E, F, P, and Q lines are detoured. All stops on F St bwtn 10th and Covell are closed and all 14th Street stops are closed. Use stops on Villanova, Covell, and Oak.

- The Z line morning schedule will operate five minutes later than the pre-August 2, 2021 schedule.

- Minor schedule adjustments are made to the F, L, M, P, Q, and W lines.

 

As a reminder, through September 21, 2021, the following summer adjustments are still in place:

- K & M lines will continue to operate every 30 minutes on weekdays between 7am and 8pm

- The D & W lines will be suspended through September 21, 2021

- Continued reminder that the A & L lines will operate to/from the Memorial Union Bus Terminal until September 21, 2021 due to construction

 

COVID-19 precautions are still in place and face coverings are required. For a video on how we're keeping you safe, click here.

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Face Coverings Required While Riding Unitrans

Posted on May 13 2021

Unitrans requires all customers wear a face covering while riding a Unitrans bus. Customers may be refused service for non-compliance. For updates, check here or call 530-752-2877. For info on how we're keeping you safe while riding, click here!