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past week or two various unauthorized flyers or leaflets have been placed on METRO buses that may contain misleading or out-of-date information.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 http://scmetroforward.com.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
Summer Service Jun 16, 2016 - Sep 7, 2016
Route 3 - Mission / Natural Bridges
Weekends: For summer service only, Route 3 has altered routing in order to avoid weekend beach traffic. This route will not serve the Beach/Boardwalk area.
Route 68 - Live Oak via Broadway / Portola
Weekends: For summer service only, Route 68 has altered routing in order to avoid weekend beach traffic. This route will use Broadway between Front Street and Ocean Street instead of San Lorenzo Blvd.
Route 71 - Santa Cruz / Watsonville
Daily: For the summer service only, the 11:45 PM Route 71 will now go into service at 11:35PM at the Boardwalk (Cliff & Beach bus stop) then continue to Santa Cruz Metro Center for the regularly scheduled 11:45PM departure.
Fall Service Sep 10, 2015 - Jun 15, 2016
Route 3 - Mission / Beach
Weekends: All trips have returned to regular weekend routing using Beach Street to 2nd Street.
Route 15 - UCSC via Laurel West
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
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
Weekdays: Trip departure times have changed to accomodate changes to the SLV High School bell schedule.
Route 35 - San Lorenzo Valley (SLV)
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
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
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.