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Unitrans Advisory Committee Meeting - Thursday, October 28, 2021

Posted on Jul 30 2021

The Unitrans Advisory Committee (UAC) is scheduled for Thursday, October 28 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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Yolo County Unmet Needs Hearing - Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 1:00 PM

Posted on Oct 4 2021

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) wants to know if bus, dial-a-ride, paratransit, or light rail services are meeting your needs. Your local transit operators and the regional transportation planning agency, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, are looking for comments and suggestions that will help plan and improve transit services in Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba and Sutter counties. You can submit comments via email (transitneeds@sacog.org), online (sacog.org/unmet), via phone or text (916-426-3799), mail (SACOG, Attn: Unmet Transit Needs, 1415 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814), or come to a virtual public hearing!

 

YOLO COUNTY HEARING
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 827 5308 4305
*Spanish interpretation will be provided.

 

Join a Hearing via laptop, computer, or smart-phone: www.zoom.us or via the Zoom app. Phone access: 1-888-475-4499 or 1-877-853-5257 US toll-free.

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Service Alerts! Construction Delays and Impacts

Posted on Oct 13 2021

Due to roadway construction projects, expect significant on-going impacts to the following services. Note that most Unitrans routes are now subject to significant construction delays:

 

A & Z Lines: Detour in effect and expect significant delays on Wednesday, October 27 thru Friday, October 29 due to roadway construction on Fifth Street between L Street and Pole Line Road. On Thursday morning (6am-10am) and Friday all day, buses will be detoured to 8th Street from 5th Street between K St. and Pole Line road. Stops not served: 3rd/K (#030), 3rd/K (#031), L/5th (#032), L/4th (#033), 5th/Public Works (#078), 5th/Pole Line (#077), and 5th/Pole Line (#076). Use alternatives including 5th/G Street, Amtrak, and 5th/Post Office.

 

E, F, G, J Lines: Expect significant delays until Friday, October 29 due to Covell Boulevard roadway construction. Bus stops on Covell at Sycamore, Anderson at Hanover, and on Alvarado may be closed without notice by the City. 

 

P, and Q Lines: Expect significant delays until Friday, October 29 due to Covell Boulevard roadway construction. Bus stops on Covell at Sycamore, Anderson at Hanover, and on Alvarado may be closed without notice by the City. 

Detour in effect and expect significant delays on Wednesday, October 27 thru Friday, October 29 due to roadway construction on Fifth Street between L Street and Pole Line Road. On Thursday morning (6am-10am) and Friday all day, buses will be detoured to 8th Street from 5th Street between K St. and Pole Line road. Stops not served: 3rd/K (#030), 3rd/K (#031), L/5th (#032), L/4th (#033), 5th/Public Works (#078), 5th/Pole Line (#077), and 5th/Pole Line (#076). Use alternatives including 5th/G Street, Amtrak, and 5th/Post Office.

 

D & V Lines: Hutchison Drive & Health Sciences Outbound/Westbound (Stop 361) bus stop will be closed from Monday, October 18 to November 1. When reopened, bus stop will be moved 150' feet east.

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How Do I Ride the Bus?

Posted on Sep 27 2021

Welcome to UC Davis! If you've never been on Unitrans, take a couple minutes to watch this quick, fun video about how to ride Unitrans courtesy of ASUCD Aggie Studios. Click here for video!

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Unitrans Returning to Partial Academic Year Schedule for Fall Quarter

Posted on Sep 13 2021

Starting September 22, 2021, ASUCD Unitrans will continue “summer” service levels on select lines with additional night service. In addition, due to an on-going student driver shortage, service on the A and L lines will be temporarily suspended. The Yolo County Transportation District, operator of Yolobus, will temporarily assume operations on the A and L lines. Services will be restored to regular academic year levels as staffing levels improve. The following service levels may last through the 2021-22 academic year:

  • Suspension of the A and L lines by Unitrans

  • Pickup on the D, G, J, W and V lines will remain at the summer service level of two times per hour.

  • Pickup on the E, F, and Z lines will remain at the summer service level of one time per hour

  • Pickup on the B, C, K, M, P, and Q lines will be two times per hour using the “regular” service schedule

  • Additional service compared to summer service levels after 8:10 PM on Monday-Thursday will operate on the D, E, J, V, W, and Z lines

 

The Yolo County Transportation District, operator of Yolobus, will assume operations of the A and L lines in coordination with the City of Davis, using the same letter designations as Unitrans and following the same academic year schedule for the A line and a “summer” service schedule for the L line. To make the transition to Yolobus as easy as possible for customers, Yolobus operated A and L lines will accept all Unitrans passes including the UC Davis undergraduate registration card as valid fare and will charge the local cash fare of $1.25 per ride. A and L lines will operate from the Silo Bus Terminal. The A line will operate the same academic year schedule that Unitrans operated with two times per hour and the L line will operate one time per hour (continuing the “summer” service level). For more information, go to Yolobus.com. Real-time predictions are available at avl.yctd.org

 

Unitrans expects crowding on the A, E, D, F, G, J, L, W, V, and Z lines. Students should plan to take bus trips arriving 30 minutes before morning classes start to provide ample time to get to campus. If staffing levels permit, Unitrans plans to follow the regularly scheduled buses with higher capacity buses to serve riders in the morning when many classes start.

 

Face coverings are required to ride Unitrans through at least January 18, 2022, by federal law. Please be patient with the bus service and try to take an earlier morning trip to campus if possible.