Santa Cruz METRO is now available in App Stores near you!

Big changes are on the way for Santa Cruz METRO customers in 2020.


Santa Cruz METRO is making it even easier to travel by bus with a host of new technology solutions that will allow the connected commuter to get around with the help of their smart phone.


Santa Cruz METRO Splash Pass

Now Available, METRO riders on both local routes and Highway 17 Express will be able to purchase their tickets using their Apple or Android smartphones.


How to use METRO’s Splash Pass:

  1. Download the app from:
  2. Select your Fare Type (Local, Discount, Highway 17 Express, etc.) and then the type of ticket/pass (1-Ride, Day Pass, 15-Ride, 31-Day Pass) and complete your purchase.
  3. Once your ticket is added to the Ticket Wallet, it will still need to be activated just before boarding the bus. Once activated, the ticket will be good for up to 30-minutes on local routes, or 90-minutes on Highway 17 Express. Period passes (Day Passes, 3-Day Passes, 7-Day Passes, or 31-Day Passes) will continue to be good for the duration of the period for which they were purchased. As you board the bus, show your activated ticket to the operator and that’s it!
  4. You are ready to ride.


Mobile ticketing is a great resource that allows for contactless payment and processing of fares. It is also an easy way to avoid the hassle of arriving early to purchase your ticket from a sales agent or vending machine or waiting in a long line as each passenger pays their cash fare. Shorter lines mean the bus gets you back on the road even faster than before!


METRO Splash Pass Download Instructions

FAQs for METRO Splash Pass

METRO Splash Pass Launch


Ecolane for ParaCruz Customers

Customers who are enrolled in METRO’s ParaCruz service can use the Ecolane mobile app to book and cancel ParaCruz trips. ParaCruz customers will first need to contact METRO’s Customer Service Department at (831) 425-8600 to enroll you in the Ecolane program. A valid email address will need to be provided at the time of enrollment. After enrollment, ParaCruz customers can download the Ecolane app on their smartphone devices through the App Store or Google Play or customers can access Ecolane via an online portal.


Real Time Information

METRO will be introducing an App to help customers find out when the next bus will actually arrive.  METRO's real-time arrival App will allow customers to track the exact location of their bus and stay on top of unexpected delays and plan their day.  METRO expects to provide a final release date for this app shortly.


Overnight Parking

Santa Cruz METRO now offers a mobile app for purchasing overnight parking at its Scotts Valley Cavallaro Transit Center


How to use the Passport Parking App:

  1. The Passport Parking App can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play on your Apple or Android smartphones
  2. Or permits can also be purchased via the website by clicking the “Pay Online” link.
  3. You will then be prompted to enter the parking zone, Scotts Valley Transit Center is Zone 9506.

Parking is $5 per night and can be purchased for up to two weeks at a time using the App. Permits are only required for overnight customer parking.


Transit App

Our schedules, along with most other transit agencies, are available with Transit App.


Transit App for iOS

Transit App for Android

How to use Transit App