V-Express and V-Limited Pilot Program

Posted on Nov 23 2021

The V line is overcrowded throughout the day and is often late. Due to the Unitrans driver shortage, we have not been able to add more service to any locations in Davis including West Village. For winter quarter however, Unitrans may be able to increase service focused on alleviating crowding and improving on-time performance.


To help inform winter quarter service levels, Unitrans is trying a service concept in West Village on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:10 PM to 6:10 PM. During these hours, Unitrans will operate two V lines at once. One will operate as the V-EX West Village Express and one will operate as the V-LT West Village Limited. These buses will depart from the Silo Terminal at 3:10 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:10 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:10 PM, 5:40 PM, and 6:10 PM. Where do they go?


V-EX West Village Express: The V-EX will depart the Silo Terminal and only serve one bus stop - 2080 Tilia (Stop #305). No other bus stops will be served. 2080 Tilia is the last outbound stop/first inbound stop on the V line, just after the turnaround loop, and is the primary stop for The Green residents. Outbound, the V-EX will not stop at Hutchison/Extension Center Drive (Stop #239), Hutchison/Health Sciences Drive (Stop #361), or any other stops in West Village. Inbound, the V-EX will serve 2080 Tilia (Stop #305), Hutchison/Health Sciences Drive (Stop #240), and the Silo Terminal.


2080 Tilia is the primary stop for “The Green” addresses 298 Citron, 301 Citron, 184 Horizon, 298 Horizon, 2231 Jade, 187 Mint, 2079 Tilia and “Sol” addresses: 2035 Tilia, 2040 Tilia, 2145 Tilia, 2075 Tilia, 2080 Tilia, 2120 Tilia, 2150 Tilia.


V-LT West Village Limited: The V-LT will depart the Silo Terminal and serve all bus stops EXCEPT 2080 Tilia. The last stop will be Tilia at Celadon (Stop #304). The outbound V-LT will stop at Hutchison/Extension Center Drive (Stop #239), Hutchison/Health Sciences Drive (Stop #361), Hutchison Dr/Sage (Stop #286), Jade/Sage (Stop #288), and Tilia/Celadon (Stop #304). Inbound service will serve all bus stops except 2080 Tilia (Stop #305).


These stops serve most Sol buildings and all The Ramble buildings.


If successful and well received, Unitrans may implement the new concept on weekdays during winter quarter. Contact Unitrans at 530-752-2877 or email us at with questions or comments.