METRO News Bulletins

 Quarterly Service Changes

Fall Service (Sep 7, 2017 - Dec 13, 2017)

Highway 17 Express

See Route Schedule: 17     See Route Map: 17

Trip run times have returned to the regular (non-Summer) run times. In addition, the departure times at Cavallaro Transit Center in Scotts Valley for northbound trips toward San Jose have been adjusted slightly (2 to 3 minutes).

Weekends: All trips will return to the regular (non-Summer) routing, serving the Ocean & Water stops.

Route 3 - Mission / Beach

See Route Schedule: 03     See Route Map: 03

Two new stops will be added on McAllister Way - one outbound and one inbound – to serve the UCSC Coastal Biology Building.

Weekdays: All trips will depart from Santa Cruz Metro Center 10 minutes later, at :32 past the hour, from 7:32am to 5:32pm.

Weekends: All trips will return to the regular (non-Summer) weekend routing via Beach St. to 2nd St.

Route 22 (NEW ROUTE) - UCSC / Coastal Science Campus

See Route Schedule: 22     See Route Map: 22

Weekdays: This new school term only (“ST”) route has been added between the UCSC main campus and UCSC Coastal Science Campus on McAllister Way (including Long Marine Lab, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and the Coastal Biology Building), via Western Dr. This route does NOT serve Santa Cruz Metro Center or downtown. The routing is the same as Route 20 from the main UCSC campus to Natural Bridges Dr at Delaware Ave. From there, the route turns right onto Delaware Ave to the Coastal Science Campus, following the routing of Route 3 along Delaware Ave and McAllister Way. The first trip of the day will depart from Bay & High at 7:15am. All other trips will depart from the Seymour Center at :05 past the hour from 8:05am to 6:05pm.

Route 42 – Davenport / Bonny Doon

See Route Schedule: 42     See Route Map: 42

Weekdays: The departure times have been adjusted 5 minutes earlier at the Empire Grade & Felton Empire Rd timepoint for the first two trips: the timepoint will now be 4:30pm and 6:30pm. The timepoint will remain at 9:28pm for the last trip of the day.

Route 69A – Capitola Road / Santa Cruz

See Route Schedule: 69A     See Route Map: 69A

Weekdays: The departure times have been adjusted 5 minutes earlier at certain timepoints for the 4:50pm departure from Watsonville Transit Center. The timepoint for Capitola Mall will be 5:35pm; Capitola Rd & 7th Ave will be 5:42pm; the trip will arrive at Santa Cruz Metro Center at 6:00pm.

Route 71 – Santa Cruz / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 71     See Route Map: 71

Weekdays/Weekends: The 11:45pm departure from Santa Cruz will return to its regular routing starting from Santa Cruz Metro Center rather than starting at the Summer departure point at the Boardwalk.

Weekends: Service has been increased to run every 30 minutes from morning until mid-afternoon. These additional trips will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at :15 past the hour from 7:15am through 3:15pm, and will serve Crestview Center. Trips from Santa Cruz to Watsonville departing at :45 past the hour from 7:45am to 3:45pm are via Clifford Drive. From 4:45pm to 8:45pm, trips alternate between serving Crestview Center and Clifford Drive. The last three trips, at 9:45pm, 10:45pm, and 11:45pm, all serve Clifford Drive. Additional trips from Watsonville Transit Center will depart at :40 past the hour from 6:40am through 2:40pm and serve Clifford Drive. Trips from Watsonville to Santa Cruz departing at :10 past the hour from 7:10am to 3:10pm serve Crestview Center. From 4:10pm to 8:10pm, trips from Watsonville to Santa Cruz alternate between serving Clifford Drive and Crestview Center.

Summer Service (Jun 15, 2017 - Sep 6, 2017)

Highway 17 Express

See Route Schedule: 17     See Route Map: 17

Several trip run times have been adjusted to account for heavy summertime beach traffic.

Weekdays: A new 10:10am trip departing from San Fernando & 7th has been added that will not serve Cavallaro Transit Center in Scotts Valley. The 11:40am and 1:35pm departures from San Fernando & 7th will no longer serve Cavallaro Transit Center. A 6:30pm “Friday-only” trip from Santa Cruz Metro Center will replace the 1:30pm “Friday-only” trip.

Weekends: To avoid heavy Ocean St beach traffic, southbound weekend Highway 17 Express trips to Santa Cruz Metro Center will not serve the Ocean & Water stop; instead, the bus will enter downtown Santa Cruz via River St and serve the bus stop at River & Front (Stop ID 1457). This change is in effect for the Summer schedule only.

Route 3 - Mission Beach

See Route Schedule: 03     See Route Map: 03

When construction is completed, two new stops will be added on McAllister Way - one outbound and one inbound – to serve the Coastal Biology Building.

Weekdays: Trips will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at :22 after the hour. From 8:22am to 4:22pm, service will run every two hours; in addition, a trip will depart one hour earlier at 7:22am, and one hour later, at 5:22pm.

Weekends: Routing will be altered to avoid weekend beach traffic. Inbound toward Santa Cruz Metro Center, this trip will turn left at the roundabout onto Pacific Ave rather than using Beach St to 3rd St. This change is in effect for the Summer schedule only.

Route 15 – UCSC via Laurel West

Weekdays: Will not run during the Summer schedule.

Route 16 – UCSC via Laurel East

See Route Schedule: 16     See Route Map: 16

Weekdays: School term “ST” trips will not run during the Summer schedule.

Route 20/20D – UCSC via Laurel West

See Route Schedule: 20     See Route Map: 20

Weekdays: School term “ST” trips will not run during the Summer schedule.

Route 33 – Lompico SLV / Felton Fair

See Route Schedule: 33     See Route Map: 33

Weekdays: Will not run until SLV schools are back in session August 28, 2017.

Route 34 – South Felton

See Route Schedule: 34     See Route Map: 34

Weekdays: Will not run until SLV schools are back in session August 28, 2017.

Route 35/35A – San Lorenzo Valley

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

Weekdays: School term “ST” trips will not run until SLV schools are back in session August 28, 2017.

Weekends: A new 7:30am Route 35A trip from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Mountain Store has been added. A new 8:30am Route 35 trip from Mountain Store to Santa Cruz Metro Center has been added.

Route 40 – Davenport / North Coast Beaches

See Route Schedule: 40     See Route Map: 40

Weekdays: The timepoint at Hwy 1 & Western Dr, heading inbound toward Santa Cruz Metro Center, has been moved to Mission & Swift (Stop ID 2619).

Route 71 – Santa Cruz / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 71     See Route Map: 71

Weekdays/Weekends: For the Summer schedule only, the 11:45pm departure from Santa Cruz Metro Center will go into service at 11:35pm at the Boardwalk stop at Cliff & Beach (Stop ID 1318).

Route 74S – PVHS / Watsonville Hospital

See Route Schedule: 74S     See Route Map: 74S

Weekdays: For the 3:10pm departure from Watsonville Transit Center, arrival times at timepoints beginning at Watsonville Hospital have changed.

Route 91X – Santa Cruz / Watsonville Commuter Express

See Route Schedule: 91X     See Route Map: 91X

Weekdays: School term “ST” trips will not run until August 28, 2017 when Cabrillo College is back in session. The last “ST” departure from Santa Cruz Metro Center will now depart 10 minutes later, at 5:35pm. “ST” trips departing from Watsonville Transit Center will have a consistent arrival at Cabrillo of :45 after the hour. The last departure from Watsonville Transit Center will now depart 10 minutes later, at 4:30pm.

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