METRO News Bulletins

 Public Hearings

Notice of METRO Public Meetings and Public Hearings

Effective: May 02 - May 27 2016

In the month of May, 2016 METRO will be holding a series of nine Public Meetings and a Public Hearing. The purpose of the Public Meetings and the Public Hearing is to elicit further input from the public regarding the service reduction proposal presented to the METRO Board of Directors on April 22, 2016. This proposal is being considered to alleviate METRO’s recurring structural deficit caused by recurring costs consistently being greater than recurring revenue, leaving METRO to operate at a loss.

Public Meeting Schedule: Spanish translation will be available at all Public Meetings

  • 3:00-8:00pm May 2, 2016 Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County 7807 Soquel Dr, Aptos CA 95003
  • 3:00-8:00pm May 3, 2016 Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center St, Santa Cruz CA 95060
  • 3:00-8:00pm May 4, 2016 Felton Community Hall 6191 Hwy 9, Felton CA 95018
  • 3:00-7:45pm May 5, 2016 Diabetes Health Center 85 Neilson St, Watsonville CA 95076
  • 3:00-8:00pm May 9, 2016 Watsonville Public Library 275 Main St #100, Watsonville CA 9507
  • 3:00-8:00pm May 10, 2016 Boulder Creek Library 13390 W Park Ave, Boulder Creek CA 95006
  • 3:00-8:00pm May 11, 2016 Davenport Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. 37, 75 Marine View Ave, Davenport CA 95017
  • 3:00-8:00pm May 12, 2016 Simpkins Family Swim Center 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95062
  • 4:00-8:00pm May 13, 2016 Bonny Doon Elementary 1492 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz CA 95060

Public Hearing Schedule: Spanish translation will be available at all Public Hearings

  • 5:00pm May 26, 2016 Watsonville City Council Chambers 275 Main St, Watsonville CA 95076
  • 8:30am May 27, 2016 Santa Cruz City Council Chambers 809 Center St, Santa Cruz CA 95060

The Public Hearing will commence at 5:00pm at the Watsonville City Council Chambers. After an overnight adjournment the Public Hearing will reconvene at 8:30 am at the Santa Cruz City Council Chambers. Final Board Action will take place at the METRO Board Meeting on June 24th, 2016.

Not able to attend?

Please send comments to: Email:

Address: 110 Vernon Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060 Telephone: (831) 420-2586

For details regarding the service reduction proposal visit our project website:

 General Announcements

Unauthorized Flyers on METRO Buses Regarding Proposed Service Reduction

Effective: Apr 20 2016

Over the past week or two various unauthorized flyers or leaflets have been placed on METRO buses that may contain misleading or out-of-date information. Unfortunately, these flyers contain the METRO logo, but they are not METRO sanctioned information, nor are they produced with the approval of METRO. It is true that METRO is proposing major service changes across the county in an effort to neutralize a major fiscal deficit.  Some information about the proposed service changes have been modified since the initial introduction of proposed changes on March 25th and the proposed service changes are likely to continue to be modified based on feedback from our customers, stakeholders and Board members.

I encourage you to utilize the only METRO sanctioned reference point which is information contained on

Read more

There, you will find many documents explaining the structural deficit, the service change process and our current proposals.  The key word is “proposals.”  Between now and June 24th, we need your feedback.  This METRO website will also provide you the most up-to-date information about upcoming community meetings and Board meetings on this topic.

Thank you in advance for your participation in the process.

Alex Clifford CEO

Santa Cruz METRO

 Quarterly Service Updates

Fall Service Sep 10, 2015 - Jun 15, 2016

Route 3 - Mission / Beach

See Route Schedule: 03     See Route Map: 03

Weekends: All trips have returned to regular weekend routing using Beach Street to 2nd Street.

Route 15 - UCSC via Laurel West

See Route Schedule: 15     See Route Map: 15

Weekdays: the 7:38AM trip will now depart at 7:25AM and end after the campus loop before starting a second short trip beginning at Mission & Bay at 7:55AM. The 2:38PM trip has been deleted.

Route 16 - UCSC via Laurel East

See Route Schedule: 16     See Route Map: 16

Weekdays: A new trip will now depart at 7:25AM and end after the campus loop before starting a second short trip beginning at Mission & Bay at 7:55AM.  Weekends: Four new "School Term Only" (ST) trips will depart Santa Cruz METRO Center at 3:20PM, 4:20PM, 5:20PM, and 6:20PM.

Route 33 & 34 - Lompico SLV / Felton Faire & South Felton

See Route Schedule: 33 34     See Route Map: 33 34

Weekdays: Trip departure times have changed to accomodate changes to the SLV High School bell schedule.

Route 35 - San Lorenzo Valley (SLV)

See Route Schedule: 35 35A     See Route Map: 35 35A

Weekdays: The "School Term Only" (ST) trip departure times have changed to accomodate changes to the SLV High School bell schedule.

Route 68 - Live Oak via Broadway/Portola

See Route Schedule: 68     See Route Map: 68

Weekends:  All trips have returned to regular routing using San Lorenzo Blvd. to Ocean St. instead of the summer routing using Broadway to Ocean St.

Route 71 - Santa Cruz / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 71     See Route Map: 71

Daily: The 11:35PM trip from the Boardwalk to Santa Cruz METRO Center has ended.  The last trip will depart from Santa Cruz METRO Center to Watsonville at 11:45PM.

Service Alerts

Service Alerts

None at this time.
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