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Unitrans Response to Concerns Over COVID-19

Posted on Feb 27 2020

Unitrans is working hard to keep you and our employees healthy! Click here for a short video to learn more!

What are we doing?

* Face coverings are REQUIRED while riding the bus. Customers without coverings may not be served.

* Keep conversations to a minimum on the bus and keep conversations with the driver to necessary conversations only.

* All operable windows are open and the ventilation system is running at all times.

* Bus capacity will be limited to approx. 18 customers if possible. Customers should spread themselves out on the buses. Some seats are marked as "do not sit".

* Only engage driver and conductor as needed from a safe distance.


Cleaning Procedures Currently in Place:

* All interior bus hard surfaces and seats are sanitized daily.

* Drivers and conductors are instructed to wipe down their work space at the start of their shifts.


Customers are encouraged to bring hand santizer or other personal hygiene products they wish to use before, during, and after riding the bus at their own discretion. Any service changes will be posted on the Unitrans web site and Facebook page and will also be available by calling Unitrans at (530) 752-2877.  


For Coronavirus information for the UC Davis campus, please go to this link:

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What Is a Tripper Bus?

Posted on Sep 27 2023

What Is a Tripper Bus?


Have you ever been passed by a "Not in Service" bus that wasn't completely full?


If so, then this bus stop was already served by a tripper bus.  Tripper buses typically start picking up passengers at the scheduled time for inbound stops. Once the tripper starts, the regularly scheduled bus goes "Not in Service" and only drops off its current passengers.  All stops are served only once and more closely to the printed schedule time than would occur if only one bus was operating on the route.


Tripper buses are regularly assigned on the A, G, J, W, and Z lines.  It is best to rely on the printed schedule to avoid missing the bus, as bus tracking mobile applications may be less accurate due to two buses operating at once.  We recommend that customers remain aware of the scheduled time when arriving at a bus stop and get to your stop 2-5 minutes BEFORE the scheduled arrival. If you see two arrival predictions that are close together, use the schedule time or the earlier prediction to plan your arrival time at the stop.

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Football Game Day Shuttle on Saturday, September 23

Posted on Sep 20 2023

On Saturday, September 23, Unitrans will operate a bus shuttle departing from the Alumni Center to the UC Davis Health Stadium at approximately 4:20 PM.


At 2:35 PM and 2:45 PM, a bus shuttle connecting Lot 53 to the Alumni Center will depart. 


This service is free and open to all customers.

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Extra U Line Service to West Village on Sept. 23 & 24!

Posted on Sep 15 2023

On Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, Unitrans will operate additional morning U line service between the MU Terminal and West Village to accommodate student orientation. Note that these additional trips will not appear on the regular U line schedule, Nextbus, or on third party services. The extra buses will serve all West Village stops. Click here for full morning schedule.

Additional MU Departures (MU Departure Time/The Green Departure Time/MU Arrival Time)

7:30 AM/7:40 AM/7:55 AM

7:45 AM/7:55 AM/8:10 AM

8:00 AM//8:10 AM/8:25 AM

8:15 AM/8:25 AM/8:40 AM

8:30 AM/8:40 AM/8:55 AM

8:45 AM/8:55 AM/9:10 AM

9:00 AM/9:10 AM/9:25 AM

9:15 AM/9:25 AM/9:40 AM

9:25 AM/9:35 AM/9:50 AM

9:45 AM/9:55 AM/10:10 AM

See regular U line schedule for trips after 9:45 AM.