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Fare & Service Change Proposals for 2024-2025 Academic Year

Posted on Apr 1 2024

Unitrans service change proposals for the 2024-2025 academic year focus on restoring pre-pandemic service levels and improving customer convenience. Unitrans will restore service frequencies to pre-pandemic levels as a top priority as driver staffng improves. Unitrans and Davis Community Transit also propose increasing fares. To comment, click here or scroll to the bottom for more ways to comment. Public hearing information is located at the bottom too. en español      中文

 

Fare Change Proposal: Unitrans and Davis Community Transit propose increasing the cash fare and pass prices. The Unitrans cash fare would be increased from $1.25 to $1.50 and the Davis Community Transit cash fare from $2.50 to $3.00 starting Monday, August 5, 2024. Unitrans pass prices would increase over two years. Unitrans and Davis Community Transit have not increased fares since 2018. Youth 18 and under, people 60 and older, and people with disabilities will continue to ride Unitrans fare-free with a valid free Unitrans pass.

 

  Today August 2024 August 2025
Unitrans Cash Fare $1.25 $1.50 $1.50
Davis Community Transit Cash Fare $2.50 $3.00 $3.00
Ten Ride Ticket $7.50 $8.50 $9.50
Monthly Pass $30.00 $34.00 $38.00
Quarterly Pass $77.00 $87.00 $97.00
Annual Pass $216.00 $245.00 $270.00

 

Farmers Market Shuttle Pilot Program: Starting fall quarter 2024, Unitrans proposes relaunching the Farmers Market Shuttle between the Memorial Union Terminal and Downtown on all Saturdays during the

academic year. The shuttle will be fare-free and operate with a vintage London double decker bus every 30 minutes from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The pilot program will be evaluated in June 2025 to determine if the service should continue. Click here for map.

 

Memorial Union Night Service Improvements: To provide 30 minute service to/from campus to the Fifth Street corridor after 8:10 PM on weekdays during the academic year, Unitrans proposes changing the A line departure times from the Memorial Union Terminal from 9:10 PM and 10:10 PM to 8:40 PM and 9:40 PM. Combined with the Z line schedule, the proposed change will result in campus arrivals & departures on the A & Z lines at 8:10 PM, 8:40 PM, 9:10 PM, 9:40 PM, and 10:10 PM.
Unitrans also proposes extending K & M service past 8:10 PM on Monday-Thursday. Added trips would be at: 8:35 PM (K), 9:10 PM (M), 9:35 PM (K), and 10:10 PM (M). The D & W lines would also continue to operate night service to/from the Silo Terminal as they do today with no changes.

 

O Line Bus Stop Addition: On Pole Line Road southbound near Cambridge House Apartments, Unitrans proposes adding an O line bus stop to improve access for customers in the area.

 

Frequency Restorations: Unitrans will continue increasing frequencies from today’s levels as staffng improves. Unitrans will prioritize frequency improvements based on two factors: 1) Restoring 30 minute service to all routes and 2) Increasing frequencies based on crowding.

  • A Line: Up to every 30 minutes
  • G Line: Up to every 15 minutes
  • J Line: Up to every 20 minutes
  • V-EX & V-LT Lines: Up to every 15 minutes each
  • W Line: Up to every 20 minutes

 

To comment, click here for a feedback form, email us at comments@unitrans.ucdavis.edu, call us at 530-752-2877, write us at Unitrans, 1 Shields Avenue, South Hall Rm 5, Davis, CA 95616, attend public outreach at the bus terminals, or attend the public hearing.

Bus terminal outreach will be conducted on Monday, April 8 from 2-4pm at the MU Terminal, Thursday, April 11 from 10am-12pm at the MU Terminal, Monday, April 15 from 2-4pm at the Silo Terminal, and Thursday, April 18 from 10am-12pm at the Silo Terminal.

The Unitrans Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing to review the service change proposals, review and hear feedback, and vote on the proposals on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street, Davis, CA 95616. Details on the public hearing will be posted at this link within 72 hours of the meeting. Approved changes would go into effect on Monday, August 5, 2024.