METRO News Bulletins

 General Announcements

2017 Art Poster Contest

Effective: Sep 11 - Oct 31 2017

METRO is proud to kick off our 2017 Art Contest. “May the Bus be with You” will run from September 11th to October 14th (extended to October 31st) for Santa Cruz County Children. Age categories are 0-6, 7-9, and 10-14. For full instructions and entry form, use the links below or call Customer Service for details at 831-425-8600.

 Service Alerts

Highway 9 Closure Beginning Sunday 10/15/17

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

Effective: Oct 15 - Nov 12 2017

Attention 35/35A Riders

Shuttle Service will be provided for passengers traveling North from Brookdale at Highway 9 and Pacific St/Post Office.

The information below is the planned shuttle night service during the CalTrans Highway closure of Highway 9, South of Brookdale by Western beginning October 15, Sun – Thurs. The detour will not be in effect on Friday and Saturday nights. Closures are expected to last 3-4 weeks.

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Sunday nights:
Shuttle Van 1 to start in Ben Lomond and Main St. @ 9:44p and transport passengers North of Brookdale via the detour routing - Felton Empire to Empire Grade up to Jameson Creek and down to Hwy236/Big Basin Wy. Passengers should arrive in Boulder Creek at approximately 10:30p.
Shuttle Van 2 will start in Brookdale at the Post Office @ 9:50p and continue North towards Boulder Creek to the Country Club and return to Boulder Creek, covering Brookdale in and outbound to return to Felton Fair by way of the Jameson Cr. Detour. Additionally it will transport any remaining passengers to Santa Cruz if needed.
Shuttle Van 3 will start at Felton Fair at 11:05p and await passengers that will be transported from Ben Lomond on the 35A bus needing to continue to Boulder Creek and any scheduled stops if necessary. The Shuttle Van will need to hold up to an additional 20 minutes before starting the detour routing up Felton Empire towards Boulder Creek. Shuttle Van 3 may have an approximate arrival time of 12:00a in Boulder Creek and continue to the Mountain Store checking for passengers along the way. The Shuttle will deadhead back from the Mountain Store as the normal route would.

Monday through Thursday nights:
Shuttle Van 1 to start in Ben Lomond and Main St. @ 10:12p and transport passengers North of Brookdale via the detour routing - Felton Empire to Empire Grade up to Jameson Creek and down to Hwy236/Big Basin Wy.. Passengers should arrive in Boulder Creek at approximately 11:00p.
Shuttle Van 2 will start in Brookdale at the Post Office @ 10:15p and continue North towards Boulder Creek to the Country Club and return to Boulder Creek, covering Brookdale in and outbound to return to Felton Fair by way of the Jameson Cr. Detour. Additionally it will transport any remaining passengers to Santa Cruz if needed.
Shuttle Van 3 will start at Felton Fair at 11:33p and await passengers that will be transported from Ben Lomond on the 35A bus needing to continue to Boulder Creek and any scheduled stops if necessary. The Shuttle Van will need to hold up to an additional 20 minutes before starting the detour routing up Felton Empire towards Boulder Creek. Shuttle Van 3 may have an approximate arrival time of 12:30a in Boulder Creek and continue to the Country Club checking for passengers along the way. The Shuttle will deadhead back from the Country Club via Jameson Creek detour.

Note: Detour routing can take up to 40 minutes and travel on roads that are narrow, steep and curvy in many locations. Passengers sensitive to motion sickness are encouraged to take earlier routes before 9:00p not affected by the Highway closure.

 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.

PRINT ERROR: The Route 22 schedule shown in the Fall Headways bus booklet does not properly designate the 2:35pm, 4:15pm, and 6:40pm trips as Mon/Wed/Fri and the 5:30pm and 7:45pm trips as Tue/Thu.  Please refer to the website and schedules posted at the bus stop for this correct designation.

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.

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