Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District

Santa Cruz, CA 95060


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110 Vernon Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States

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Santa Cruz Metro seeing early success with Reimagine METRO Phase 1 program

May 23, 2024
Key highlights of the success of the program includes FY 2024 Q3 ridership surged by 23 percent after the launch compared to the prior year.
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Santa Cruz Metro names Corey Aldridge new CEO

March 11, 2024
Aldridge has been a general manager in public transit for more than a decade, including his most recent experience as CEO of Mountain Line Transit.
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Santa Cruz Metro CEO/GM Michael Tree departing agency Feb. 16

Jan. 22, 2024
Tree joined Santa Cruz Metro April 2022 but had to cut his time at the agency short to be closer to family.
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Santa Cruz Metro to begin roll out of Wave Service initiative in December

Nov. 16, 2023
At full implementation, which is expected in 2024, systemwide ridership is anticipated to double to 7 million rides per year.
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Santa Cruz Metro makes largest acquisition of FCEBs in North American history

Sept. 25, 2023
The 57 hydrogen-powered, fuel cell electric buses will replace ageing compressed natural gas and diesel buses, converting 59 percent of Santa Cruz Metro’s fleet to zero emissions...
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Santa Cruz Metro unveils new wildlife bus

Sept. 8, 2023
The new wildlife bus is part of Santa Cruz Metro’s One Ride at a Time campaign and joins the 15 photo-wrapped buses already carrying passengers throughout the region.
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Santa Cruz Metro launches One Ride at a Time campaign

Jan. 24, 2023
The campaign aims to showcase the environmental benefits of transit, encourage bus ridership and protect Santa Cruz County’s natural resources.
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Santa Cruz Metro welcomes Michael Tree as new CEO/general manager

March 28, 2022
Tree was selected after a nationwide search for his expertise and experience in increasing connectivity to public transit.

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Santa Cruz Metro targeting three key areas as agency bounces back from COVID-19 pandemic

April 18, 2023
The agency plans to transition to 100 percent, zero-emission buses, double ridership and develop 175 affordable housing units over the next decade.
Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
The Watsonville-Santa Cruz Multimodal Corridor Program, which includes transit and active transportation improvements, was one of nine projects awarded funding through the USDOT's Mega grants program.

USDOT awards nearly $1.2 billion in Mega grants

Feb. 1, 2023
The funding includes more than $517 million awarded to four passenger rail and transit projects.
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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 7 for Santa Cruz Metro's Watsonville Circulator Route, which opens for service Sept. 16, 2021.

Santa Cruz Metro set to launch Watsonville Circulator Route

The new circulator service begins Sept. 16 and will feature zero-emission buses and free fares to encourage ridership.
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Shared Mobility

Santa Cruz Metro pilots on-demand service

The new service, Cruz On-Demand, will increase service coverage in Santa Cruz County.
Proterra's Greenville Facility. Legislation has been introduced that would allow electric bus manufacturers, such as Proterra, to claim a 10 percent tax credit.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Green Bus Tax Credit bill reintroduced

Feb. 2, 2021
The proposal would give manufacturers a 10 percent credit for vehicles up to $1 million.
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U.S. transit industry joining forces for #SavePublicTransit day on Dec. 15

Dec. 15, 2020
The industry is urging Congress to provide at least $32 billion in emergency funding to U.S. transit systems.

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Santa Cruz Metro Awarded $3.8 Million Federal Grant

July 27, 2016
The announcement includes an award to Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Metro) in the amount of $3.8 million, which will fund three all-electric (zero emissions) 45’ over...