New $1 Summer Student Fare
Effective: Jul 01 - Sep 30 2014
Any local ride, any time, $1 for K-12 Students with a valid Student ID, half its regular cost.
Santa Cruz METRO, your summer license to ride!
On June 27, 2014, Santa Cruz METRO’s Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved reducing bus fare for K-12 students to half its current rate starting July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. The initiative, brought forth by METRO Board Chair Dene Bustichi, is designed to encourage youth ridership and will charge students $1 per ride with valid school identification.
"We want to get young people on our buses and educate them on the value of public transportation" said Bustichi. "This way, when they’re ready to get their licenses, maybe they’ll choose to continue to ride the buses instead and make them less dependent on cars."
The program also has strong support from the Santa Cruz County’s Office of Education along with local youth groups such as the Boys & Girls Club.
Alex Clifford, Santa Cruz METRO’s CEO/General Manager, explained that this program has two goals. The first goal is aimed at those who are too young to ride alone. The reduced bus fare will make it easier for parents to take their children to beaches, museums, libraries, Big Basin and other entertainment venues in the county. The second goal seeks to encourage those who are old enough to travel alone to use the bus to get to entertainment venues on their own. "Our hope is to encourage young people to become regular riders of the bus and to help keep them occupied with access to quality activities during the summer months", said Clifford.
Take Santa Cruz METRO and VTA to all 49ers Football Games and Levi's Stadium Events!
Effective: Aug 01 2014
Let Santa Cruz Metro's Amtrak Highway 17 Express and VTA take you all the way to and from the 49ers games and other events at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.Read more
Make a Google Trip Plan from your address in Santa Cruz to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara (4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way).
Quarterly Service Updates
Fall Service Sep 11, 2014 - Dec 17, 2014
Route 3 - Mission / Natural Bridges
Weekends: All trips will return to regular routing serving the Beach/Boardwalk area.
Route 68 - Live Oak via Broadway / Portola
Weekends: All trips will return 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.