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General Announcements

METRO Youth Art Poster Contest

Effective: Dec 05 - Jan 31 2015

This year’s theme “Cruz with METRO”

Open to all students, Kindergarten to 12th grade in Santa Cruz County


Poster entry form and contest rules may be downloaded here, or picked up free of charge at either SC Metro Administration, or Pacific Station Customer Service

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  • Students must create their own original artwork- no copyrighted clip art, computer generated graphics, or copyrighted characters
  • Posters must reflect the theme of the contest: Cruz with METRO
  • All entries must be submitted on quality paper or poster board
  • Poster dimensions should be 10”H x16”W (Use an 11”x17” sheet with a 0.5 inch border)
  • All entries must be 2-dimensional; no glued on pieces will be accepted
  • Any medium (paint, crayon, marker, colored pencil, etc.) is acceptable, but remember that bright solid colors will reproduce better!
  • Students may only submit one entry


JUDGING: Judging will be based on the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness to “Cruz with METRO” theme
  • Support of SC Metro or transit in general
  • Originality and creativity
  • Overall visual appeal


  • One 1st , 2nd, and 3rd Place winner will be selected from each school level: 3 winners each from elementary, middle, and high school entries
  • 1st Place winners will have his or her artwork displayed on the exterior of SC Metro buses!
  • 2nd and 3rd Place winners will have his or her artwork displayed inside SC Metro vehicles!
  • Best of Show winner will be displayed on the Spring Headways Cover!
  • All winners will receive a fun prize pack!

Winners will be notified by March 7, 2015

For more information contact Halle Evans ( Phone: (831) 420-2593

Public Hearings

Proposed Changes to Rt. 68 Live Oak & Rt. 6 Broadway/Frederick

See Route Schedule: 68 06     See Route Map: 68 06    

Effective: Jan 23 2015

This notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Santa Cruz METRO on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM at the Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, 809 Center St. Santa Cruz, CA.

At the hearing the Santa Cruz METRO will afford an opportunity for interested parties to have input regarding changes to the Rt. 68 Live Oak and the Rt. 6 Broadway/Frederick.  Santa Cruz METRO staff proposed the rerouting of the Rt. 68 Live Oak as an alternative to the current Rt. 6 Broadway/Frederick.

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map of 68 showing proposed changes


The “new” Rt. 68 Live Oak would add a loop to include:

  • Upper Frederick Street
  • La Posada
  • Upper Seabright Avenue
  • Gault Elementary

Impacts of this change may include:

  • Travel time increase
  • Changes in connection times
  • Possible departure times of other routes, possibly the Rt. 66, 69A and 69W
  • Route 6 recommended for elimination
  • Changes to departure times Monday through Friday

Interested parties can contact Santa Cruz METRO Planning Department by email at

Quarterly Service Updates

Winter Service Dec 18, 2014 - Mar 11, 2015

Route 35 - San Lorenzo Valley (SLV)

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

Weekends: Service to Big Basin State Park will be discontinued for the Winter. Service will resume on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Route 40 - Davenport / North Coast Beaches

See Route Schedule: 40     See Route Map: 40    

Weekends: Service to Waddell Creek will be discontinued for the Winter. Service will resume on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Service Alerts

Service Alerts

None at this time.