METRO News Bulletins

 General Announcements

METRO Art Contest

Effective: Oct 03 - Oct 17 2016

art contest
Santa Cruz METRO is holding an Art Contest for kids! 

Deadline for entries: Monday Oct. 17 at 4pm
Age Categories: 6 and under, 7-9, 10-14. 

Contest details, rules, and entry forms are posted here.

S.C METRO iPhone/Android App not supported

icon of unofficial metro app

Santa Cruz METRO has been receiving customer reports that this unofficial iphone/android app published by a developer in the rider community is showing incorrect schedule information especially as of the Fall Service Changes on 9/8/2016.  METRO does not endorse or support this App and recommends against its use

METRO does not provide an App at this time.  Please instead use the following services provided on our website: Google Maps Trip Planner, System Map, Route Schedules and the newly introduced Schedule By Stop which provides today's schedule at any bus stop or transit center by web and text message.  For complete information see Stay Connected.

 Service Alerts

Route 3 - Long Marine Lab Stop

See Route Schedule: 03     See Route Map: 03

Effective: Sep 26 2016

The stop at Long Marine Lab is not being served right now due to construction, but will be served once construction is completed.  Please use the stop at De Anza Mobile Home Park at the end of Delaware Ave, just outside the front gates of the Marine Lab campus.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Scotts Valley Transit Center (Cavallaro) Temporary Parking Lot Closure

See Route Schedule: 17 35 35A     See Route Map: 17 35 35A

Effective: Sep 17 - Jan 10 2017

Attention Cavallaro Park & Ride Users

Temporary ADA Van-Accessible Parking Relocation and Other Parking Impacts

September 19, 2016 – January 10, 2017

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Project Description

Scotts Valley Water District is installing an underground water reclamation system. The four-month construction project will result in a temporary relocation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Van-Accessible parking and will impact other parking spaces within the facility. 

Parking Impacts

This project will impact some parking areas within the transit center. Alternative areas for parking will be available, as will be alternate entrance and exit routes. The largest affected area will be the ADA Van-Accessible parking where major construction will take place. This parking area will be temporarily relocated to the southwest first tier of parking area of the transit center closest to the wheelchair access ramp. Please refer to the attached aerial map for details. 

Alternative Parking

Additional parking will be available across Kings Village Road, southwest of the Scotts Valley Library parking area. Please refer to the attached aerial map for details. 

Additional Impacts

There will be no cross walk from the alternative parking to the transit center. Please cross Kings Village Road safely. 

Contact Information

Please contact David McNair with the Scotts Valley Water District at by phone at 831-600-1903 or by email at dmcnair@svwd.org

We apologize for any inconvenience in advance. This project will serve the community greatly. 

 Quarterly Service Updates

Fall Service

Sep 8, 2016 - Dec 14, 2016

Discontinued Routes

The following routes have been discontinued: 4W, 8, 12, 30, 54, 56, 66N, 74, 77. See sections below for alternative routes. Routes NOT MENTIONED BELOW remain unchanged.

New Routes

See Route Schedule: 55 72W     See Route Map: 55 72W

Route 55 weekend service and a new route 72W have been added. See details below.

Discontinued Stops

The following stops will no longer be served by any Santa Cruz METRO routes beginning September 8th, 2016 with the new Fall service:

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1215 - Bay Ave & Pilgrim Dr (Pacific Cove) | Routes: 54,55
1277 - Burlwood Dr & El Camino Rd | Routes: 30
1278 - Burlwood Dr & Granite Creek Rd | Routes: 30
1309 - Cement Plant Rd (Entrance) | Routes: 42,40
1310 - Cement Plant Rd & 3rd Ave | Routes: 42,40
1476 - Graham Hill Rd & Tanner Heights Dr | Routes: 30
1477 - Graham Hill Rd & Lyle Way | Routes: 30
1478 - Graham Hill Rd & Westwood Rd | Routes: 30
1479 - Graham Hill Rd & Hidden Creek Ln | Routes: 30
1480 - Graham Hill Rd & Deer Path Rd | Routes: 30
1481 - Graham Hill Rd & Deer Path Rd | Routes: 30
1482 - Graham Hill Rd & Sims Rd | Routes: 30
1485 - Graham Hill Rd & Rollingwoods Dr | Routes: 30
1486 - Graham Hill Rd (Graham Hill Plaza) | Routes: 30
1487 - Graham Hill Rd & Treetop Dr | Routes: 30
1488 - Graham Hill Rd & Cress Dr | Routes: 30
1489 - Graham Hill Rd & Cress Dr | Routes: 30
1490 - Graham Hill Rd & Rollingwoods Dr | Routes: 30
1491 - Graham Hill Rd (Henry Cowell Park) | Routes: 30
1497 - Granite Creek Rd & Navarra Dr | Routes: 30
1498 - Granite Creek Rd & Meadow Way | Routes:
1519 - Hwy 1 (Cement Plant Entrance) | Routes: 42,40
1572 - Hwy 17 & Mt Herman Rd (Scotts Valley Med. Center) | Routes: 35
1575 - Hill & Capitola Ave | Routes: 54
1597 - Lockwood Ln & Graham Hill Rd | Routes: 30
1598 - Lockwood Ln & Graham Hill Rd | Routes: 30
1599 - Lockwood Ln & Estrella Dr | Routes: 30
1600 - Lockwood Ln & Dunn Ln | Routes: 30
1601 - Lockwood Ln & Locke Way | Routes: 30
1602 - Lockwood Ln & Sterling Ln | Routes: 30
1668 - Ocean & Jewell | Routes: 30
1669 - Ocean & Jewell | Routes: 30
1673 - Playa Blvd & Estrella Ave | Routes: 54,56
1674 - Playa Blvd & Palma Ave | Routes: 56
1675 - Playa Blvd & San Andreas Rd | Routes: 56
1676 - Playa Blvd & Arbolada Dr | Routes: 54,56
1721 - Rosedale Ave & Plum | Routes: 54
1722 - Rosedale Ave & Hill | Routes: 54
1725 - San Andreas Rd & Camino Al Barranco | Routes: 54,56
1726 - San Lorenzo Blvd & Riverside Ave | Routes: 68
1727 - San Lorenzo Blvd & Riverside Ave | Routes: 68
1728 - San Lorenzo Blvd & Canfield Ave | Routes: 68
1732 - Scotts Valley Dr & Quien Sabe Rd | Routes: 30
1737 - Scotts Valley Dr & Carbonero Way | Routes: 30
1738 - Scotts Valley Dr & Dunslee Way | Routes: 30
1742 - Scotts Valley Dr & Willis Rd | Routes: 30
1744 - Scotts Valley Dr & Victor Square | Routes: 30
1747 - Scotts Valley Dr & Glenwood Dr | Routes: 30
1749 - Scotts Valley Dr & Oak Creek Blvd | Routes: 30
1880 - Vine Hill Schl Rd (Siltanen Park) | Routes: 30
1882 - Hwy 1 (Waddell Creek) | Routes: 40
1985 - Big Basin Way (Big Basin State Park) | Routes: 35A,35
1989 - Crestview Dr & Freedom Blvd | Routes: 77
1998 - Park Ave & Mcgregor Dr | Routes: 54,55
1999 - Park Ave & Lindsay Ln | Routes: 54,55
2002 - Park Ave (#512) | Routes: 54,55
2003 - Park Ave & Cabrillo | Routes: 54,55
2004 - Park Ave & Coronado | Routes: 54,55
2005 - San Andreas Rd & Seascape Blvd | Routes: 54,56
2006 - San Andreas Rd & Seascape Blvd | Routes: 56
2009 - Park Ave & Cabrillo College Dr | Routes: 55
2011 - Park Ave & Coronado | Routes: 55
2012 - Park Ave & Cabrillo | Routes: 55
2013 - Park Ave & Wesley (Park Ave Apts) | Routes: 55
2014 - Park Ave & Washburn Ave | Routes: 54,55
2015 - Monterey Ave & Fanmar Way | Routes: 55
2115 - Graham Hill Rd (Henry Cowell Park) | Routes: 30
2246 - Park Ave & Washburn Ave | Routes: 55
2268 - Hwy 1 & Marine View Ave (Post Office) | Routes: 42,40
2372 - Scotts Valley Dr & El Pueblo Rd | Routes: 30
2408 - Graham Hill Rd & Mosswood Ct | Routes: 30
2477 - Madison & Crestview Dr (Crestview Garden) | Routes: 77
2513 - Lockwood Ln & Tan Oak Dr | Routes: 30
2517 - Lockwood Ln & Mt. Hermon Rd | Routes: 30
2549 - Paul Sweet Rd (Soquel Park & Ride) | Routes: 17
2602 - Scotts Valley Dr & Vine Hill School Rd | Routes: 30
2609 - Market & Grant | Routes: 08
2610 - Market & Curtis | Routes: 08
2611 - Market & Water | Routes: 08
2632 - Scotts Valley Dr & Bean Creek Rd | Routes: 30
2644 - Scotts Valley Dr (Car Wash) | Routes: 30
2652 - Scotts Valley High School & Glenwood | Routes: 30
2665 - Hwy 1 (Scott Creek) | Routes: 40
2684 - Park Ave & Monterey Ave | Routes: 54,55
2720 - Glenwood Drive & Vine Hill School Rd | Routes: 30
2729 - Ocean & Barson | Routes: 68
2730 - Ocean & Barson | Routes: 68

Amtrak Highway 17 Express

See Route Schedule: 17     See Route Map: 17

Weekdays: Highway 17 Express service to and from Soquel Park & Ride has been discontinued; all trips now will begin or end at Santa Cruz Metro Center. The 5:05AM trip departing Santa Cruz Metro Center has been discontinued and the 4:20PM and 4:40PM trips have been combined to depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at 4:25PM. The 4:30PM, 4:55PM and 8:40PM trips departing San Fernando & 7th have been discontinued. Select trip start times adjusted to enable regional transit connections; please see timetable for details. Weekends: The 10:55PM trip departing San Jose Diridon Station has been discontinued. Select trip start times adjusted to enable regional transit connections; please see timetable for details.

Route 3 – Mission / Beach

See Route Schedule: 03     See Route Map: 03

Weekdays: Route 3 will run only once every two hours rather than once per hour. The first trip will start at 7:50AM. Trips at 9:50AM and 11:50AM will serve the Long Marine Lab and Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Weekends: All trips will return to the regular weekend routing via Beach St. to 2nd St.

Route 4 – Harvey West / Emeline

See Route Schedule: 04     See Route Map: 04

Weekdays: The first trip at 6:45AM has been discontinued. Service will start at 7:25AM, and all trips will depart at :25 past the hour.

Route 4W – Harvey West Weekend – DISCONTINUED

Route 8 – Emeline – DISCONTINUED

See Route Schedule: 04     See Route Map: 04

Alternative Service: Route 4 continues to serve the Emeline Complex.

Route 10 – UCSC via High

See Route Schedule: 10 UC     See Route Map: 10 UC

Weekdays: The 6:50AM trip has been discontinued. The first trip will depart from Cedar & Walnut at 7:22AM; the first trip departs from Santa Cruz Metro Center at 7:50AM. Weekends: The 5:50PM trip has been discontinued.

Route 12 – UCSC / East Side Direct – DISCONTINUED

See Route Schedule: UC 15 16     See Route Map: UC 15 16

Alternative Service: Route 68 provides service between 41st Ave and Santa Cruz Metro Center. Routes 15 and 16 provide service between Santa Cruz Metro Center and UCSC.

Route 15 – UCSC via Laurel West

See Route Schedule: 15 UC     See Route Map: 15 UC

Weekdays: The 6:40AM, 8:20PM, and 8:50PM trips have been discontinued. Service runs at least every 30 minutes from 7:37AM to 7:37PM; between 1:37PM and 5:07PM service frequency is every 15 minutes.

Route 16 – UCSC via Laurel East

See Route Schedule: 16 UC     See Route Map: 16 UC

Weekdays: During the School Term, service is provided at a frequency of every 15 minutes from 6:37AM to 7:37PM, then every 30 to 60 minutes until the last trip departing at 12:07AM. When school is not in session, the service frequency is reduced to every 30 minutes, and the last trip departs at 10:07PM. Weekends: The first trip, which previously departed at 7:00AM, will depart at 8:10AM. Service frequency will run every 30 minutes.

Route 19 – UCSC via Lower Bay

See Route Schedule: 19 UC     See Route Map: 19 UC

Weekdays: Trips will start five minutes earlier, departing at :25 or :55 past the hour. Weekends: Service frequency is reduced to run every 60 minutes.

Route 20 – UCSC via Westside

See Route Schedule: 20 UC     See Route Map: 20 UC

Weekdays:  Trips will start five minutes earlier, departing at :15 past the hour.  Trips starting at 6:15PM will serve Safeway/Almar Shopping Center via Mission and Almar Ave. Weekends: The 8:20AM, 9:20AM, and 10:20AM trips have been discontinued. The first trip will start at 11:20AM. Trips starting at 4:20PM will serve Safeway/Almar Shopping Center via Mission and Almar Ave.

Route 30 – Graham Hill / Scotts Valley – DISCONTINUED

See Route Schedule: 35     See Route Map: 35

Alternative Service: Limited segments of Route 35 will provide alternative service.

Route 35/35A – San Lorenzo Valley

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

Weekdays: Route 35/35A will no longer provide regular service past Mountain Store and Country Club; service to Bear Creek Rd will also be discontinued (except School Term service "ST"). Trips will alternate departure between Mountain Store and Country Club from 5:30AM to 10:30PM. Service frequency will be reduced to run every 90 minutes after 6:30PM. Weekends: Service to Highway 9 & Sylvan Ave and Big Basin State Park will be discontinued. Trips will alternate departure between Mountain Store and Country Club from 8:30AM to 10:30PM. Service frequency will be reduced to run every 90 minutes after 7:30PM.

Route 40 – Davenport / North Coast Beaches

See Route Schedule: 40 42     See Route Map: 40 42

Weekdays: The 12:30PM and 3:25PM trips will be discontinued; only the 6:40AM and 8:10AM trips will continue to operate. The Cement Plant stops will no longer be served; trips will turn around at Pacific School in Davenport. Weekends: Weekend service has been discontinued, including service to Waddell Creek. Alternative Service: Route 42 will provide alternative service to Davenport.

Route 41 – Bonny Doon

See Route Schedule: 41 42     See Route Map: 41 42

Weekdays: The 3:30PM and 5:30PM trips will be discontinued; only the 5:50AM and 8:00AM trips will continue to operate. Weekends: Weekend service has been discontinued. Alternative Service: Route 42 will provide alternative service to Bonny Doon.

Route 42 – Davenport / Bonny Doon

See Route Schedule: 40 41 42     See Route Map: 40 41 42

Weekdays: 3:30PM and 5:30PM trips have been added to replace discontinued Route 40 and Route 41 afternoon trips. Weekends: An 8:30AM trip has been added to replace discontinued Route 40 and Route 41 morning trips. The 6:00PM trip has been moved to depart at 4:30PM.

Route 54 – Capitola / Aptos / La Selva Beach – DISCONTINUED

See Route Schedule: 55     See Route Map: 55

Weekday Alternative Service: Limited segments of Route 55 along Clubhouse Dr and Seascape Blvd/Via Pacifica will provide alternative service. Weekend Alternative Service: New Route 55 weekend service has been added as an alternative to the discontinued Route 54 service.

Route 55 – Rio Del Mar

See Route Schedule: 55     See Route Map: 55

Weekdays: The route alignment has changed to serve segments lost due to the discontinuation of Routes 54 and 56. Instead of serving Monterey Ave and Park Ave, Route 55 will run on Capitola Ave to Soquel Dr. Trips will depart hourly from 8:30AM to 5:30PM. The 8:30AM, 1:30PM, and 5:30PM trips will extend from Rio Del Mar Blvd and Clubhouse Dr to Via Pacifica by way of Clubhouse Dr, Sumner Ave, and Seascape Blvd. Weekends: Two Route 55 weekend trips per day will be added at 8:30AM and 1:30PM, as an alternative to the discontinued weekend trips of the Route 54.

Route 56 – La Selva – DISCONTINUED

See Route Schedule: 55     See Route Map: 55

Alternative Service: Limited segments of Route 55 along Clubhouse Dr and Seascape Blvd/Via Pacifica will provide alternative service.

Route 66 – Live Oak via 17th

See Route Schedule: 66     See Route Map: 66

Weekdays: A 10:00PM trip departing Santa Cruz Metro Center and a 10:40PM trip departing Capitola Mall have been added (replacing the discontinued Route 66N trips). Weekends: The first trip will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at 8:00AM, continuing hourly through 6:00PM. The first trip will depart Capitola Mall at 8:45AM, continuing hourly through 7:45PM. A 9:00PM trip departing Santa Cruz Metro Center and a 9:40PM trip departing Capitola Mall have been added (replacing the discontinued Route 66N trips).

Route 66N – Live Oak via 17th Night – DISCONTINUED

See Route Schedule: 66     See Route Map: 66

Weekday Alternative Service: Service will be replaced by a Route 66 trip at a similar time, with routing on Water St instead of Soquel Ave. Weekend Alternative Service: Service will be replaced by a Route 66 trip at a similar time, with routing on Water St instead of Soquel Ave.

Route 68 – Live Oak via Broadway / Portola

See Route Schedule: 66 68     See Route Map: 66 68

Weekdays: Route 68 will run along Broadway between Front St and Ocean St all year. Service along San Lorenzo Blvd and Ocean Street has been eliminated. The first trip departing Santa Cruz Metro Center at 6:15AM will be discontinued. The last two trips will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at 5:15PM and 6:15PM instead of 5:30PM and 6:30PM, to keep the departure time consistent throughout the day. The last three trips will depart Capitola Mall at 4:30PM, 5:30PM, and 6:30PM instead of 4:35PM, 5:35PM, and 6:40PM to keep the departure times consistent throughout the day. Weekends: Route 68 will run along Broadway between Front St and Ocean St all year. Weekend service will be reduced; trips from Santa Cruz Metro Center will depart hourly from 11:00AM to 4:00PM, and trips from Capitola Mall will depart hourly from 11:40AM to 4:40PM. Weekend Alternative Service: Limited segments of Route 66 will provide alternative service.

Route 69A/69W – Capitola Road / Cabrillo

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

Weekdays: 69W trips after 6:00PM will run every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes, but the last trip from Watsonville Transit Center will depart at 9:25PM, providing a later option than before. Weekends: Departures from Santa Cruz Metro Center will alternate between Routes 69A and 69W from 8:30AM to 6:30PM and from 8:00AM to 6:30PM from Watsonville Transit Center.

Route 71 – Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 71     See Route Map: 71

Weekdays: Service departing Santa Cruz Metro Center will alternate between Clifford and Crestview every 30 minutes until 8:45PM, remaining trips will serve Clifford only. Service departing Watsonville Transit Center will alternate between Clifford and Crestview every 30 minutes until 8:30PM, remaining trips will serve Clifford only. Additional peak trips discontinued. Weekends: Service departing Santa Cruz Metro Center will alternate between Clifford and Crestview every 60 minutes until 8:45PM, remaining trips will serve Clifford only. Service departing Watsonville Transit Center will alternate between Clifford and Crestview every 60 minutes. The 9:30PM trip departing Watsonville Transit Center has been discontinued.

Route 72 – Hospital / Pinto Lake

See Route Schedule: 72     See Route Map: 72

Weekdays: Service along Varni Rd and Corralitos Rd has been discontinued. The route alignment has changed south of Freedom Centre to serve segments lost due to the discontinuation of Route 74: Social Security Office and Watsonville Community Hospital. The 5:45AM trip has been discontinued.

Route 72W – Corralitos Weekend

See Route Schedule: 72 72W     See Route Map: 72 72W

Weekends: New Route 72W service has been added every 2 hours from 9:25AM to 5:25PM. The route 72W will follow the previous Route 72 alignment; serving Varni Rd and Corralitos Rd.

Route 74 – Watsonville Hospital / Freedom Centre – DISCONTINUED

See Route Schedule: 72 74S 75     See Route Map: 72 74S 75

Alternative Service: Limited segments of Route 72 will serve the Social Security Office and Watsonville Community Hospital. Limited segments of Route 74S will serve Ohlone Pkwy and W Beach St. Limited segments of Route 75 will serve Airport Blvd to provide alternative service.

Route 75 – Green Valley

See Route Schedule: 75     See Route Map: 75

Monday-Friday: The 5:15AM and 7:15PM trips will be discontinued.

Headways booklet misprint (page 68): the "DAILY" timetable shown is correct for Monday-Friday, but does not show the Saturday-Sunday timetables at all.  The website and all electronic versions have been corrected.  Wall posters at Watsonville Transit Center and route 75 bus stop stickers will soon be corrected.

Route 77 – Pajaro / Crestview – DISCONTINUED

See Route Schedule: 69A 71 79     See Route Map: 69A 71 79

Alternative Service: Limited segments of Route 69A will serve Lincoln St. Limited segments of Route 71 via Crestview will serve Freedom Blvd. Limited segments of Route 79 will serve Pajaro to provide alternative service.

Route 79 – Pajaro / East Lake

See Route Schedule: 79     See Route Map: 79

Weekdays: The route alignment has changed to serve Pajaro due to discontinuation of Route 77. Service span reduced to run from 7:25AM to 5:25PM. Weekends: The route alignment has changed to serve Pajaro due to discontinuation of Route 77. Service frequency reduced to three trips at 8:00AM, 12:00PM, and 3:00PM.

Route 91X – Commuter Express

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

Weekdays: During Cabrillo School Term, service is provided at a frequency of approximately every 30 minutes, departing Santa Cruz Metro Center from 6:55AM to 5:25PM and departing Watsonville Transit Center from 5:57AM to 4:20PM. When Cabrillo is not in session, the service frequency is reduced to every 60 minutes.

Public Hearings

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