Unitrans Archive

Service Change Proposals for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Posted on Mar 29 2023

*Committee approved the proposed service changes at their meeting on April 27, 2023. Changes will be implemeted on August 7, 2023.

Unitrans service change proposals for the 2023-2024 academic year focus on improving service reliability to get customers to their destinations in a more timely manner and reduce traffic in and around UC Davis during passing periods. Unitrans will continue to restore service frequencies to pre-pandemic levels as a top priority as driver staffng improves. There are no proposed fare or pass price changes. For information on how to comment and public hearing, scroll to the end. en español      中文


Proposed A & Z Line Terminal Changes: Unitrans proposes rerouting the A line to the Memorial Union Bus Terminal and the Z line at the Silo Bus Terminal to improve service reliability and timeliness. When driver staffng improves, both lines will operate between 6:30 AM and 11:00 PM on weekdays. The minimum level of service would be hourly A line service to the Memorial Union Terminal from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM and hourly Z line service to the Silo Terminal from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Click here for map.


Minor O & Z Line Route Change: In addition to the above terminal changes, Unitrans proposes rerouting the O & Z lines to operate on Cantrill Drive to Fifth Street instead of Pena Drive. The proposal would provide more convenient service to high density residential housing on Cantrill Drive including Eleanor Roosevelt Circle and The U Apartments. Click here for map. ON HOLD/NEW BUS STOP MUST BE CONSTRUCTED


Schedule Adjustments: The C, D, J, V-Express, V-Limited, and W schedules may be adjusted 5-10 minutes earlier during the academic year to improve service reliability to get customers to their destinations in a more timely manner and reduce traffc in and around UC Davis during passing periods. A & Z line frequencies may be adjusted based on Yolobus Route 42 YoloGo changes. NO ADJUSTMENTS PLANNED AT THIS TIME


Service Frequency Improvements: Unitrans will continue increasing frequencies from today’s levels as staffng improves. Unitrans will prioritize frequency improvements based on two factors: 1) Restoring 30 minute service to all routes and 2) Increasing frequencies based on crowding. There are no proposed changes to the approved frequencies. Approved increases:

  • A Line: Up to every 30 minutes
  • G Line: Up to every 15 minutes
  • J Line: Up to every 15 minutes
  • V-EX & V-LT Lines: Up to every 15 minutes each
  • W Line: Up to every 20 minutes
  • Z Line: Up to every 30 minutes

To comment, email us at, call us at 530-752-2877, write us at Unitrans, 1 Shields Avenue, South Hall Rm 5, Davis, CA 95616, attend public outreach at the bus terminal on April 13 from 1:00-3:00 PM at the MU Terminal, on April 17 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at the Silo Terminal, and on April 20 from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Silo Terminal, or attend the public hearing. The Unitrans Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing to review the service change proposals, review and hear feedback, and vote on the proposals on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 4:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street, Davis, CA 95616. Details on the public hearing will be posted at this link within 72 hours of the meeting. Approved changes would go into effect on Monday, August 7, 2023