Press Releases

 

METRO Brings Awareness to the TSA Security Directive Mandating Face Masks on Public Transportation

Santa Cruz, CA (February 22, 2021) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order on January 29, 2021, requiring the public to wear face masks while on conveyances and in transportation hubs. Meaning that masks must be worn at Transit Centers, transit facilities, bus stops, waiting for a bus, and while onboard buses and other public transportation vehicles... [read more]

 

Greyhound and Santa Cruz METRO Announce New Interline Partnership

Santa Cruz, CA (February 4, 2021) — Greyhound Lines Inc. and Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) have officially announced their interline partnership, allowing customers to transfer from Greyhound’s network to METRO’s Highway 17 Express service providing travel between Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose, CA... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO To Receive Additional COVID-19 Emergency Funding

Santa Cruz, CA (January 26, 2021) - The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) announces that METRO will receive additional funding through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA)... [read more]

 

METRO Encourages Prioritization of Public Transportation Workers in the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Santa Cruz, CA (January 5, 2021) - The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) encourages the California Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Drafting Guidelines Workgroup to include essential public transit workers to be included in the Phase 1B- Tier 2 vaccine distribution plan, making vaccines available to essential public transit workers as soon as January 2021... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO Announces Free Fares County-Wide on New Year’s Eve and on Hwy-17 Express New Year’s Day

Santa Cruz, CA (December 30, 2020) - The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) announces that METRO will be providing free local transit rides county-wide including the Hwy-17 Express all day on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, 2020 and free fare on the Hwy-17 Express on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2021... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO Joins Public Transit Systems Around the Country in Urging Congress to #SavePublicTransit

Santa Cruz, CA (December 10, 2020) - The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) is joining fellow APTA members and industry partners on Tuesday, December 15 to collectively fight to #SavePublicTransit with a day of mobilization and engagement... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO Announces Free Fixed-Route Fares County-Wide on Election Day

The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) announces that METRO will be providing free local transit rides county-wide on all fixed routes including the Hwy-17 Express on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO and Arts Council of Santa Cruz County Unveil the Restored Watsonville Transit Center Mural

The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) and the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County announce the Watsonville Transit Center Mural Unveiling Event scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:00AM at the Watsonville Transit Center in Watsonville, CA... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO Launches New Overnight Parking App in Scotts Valley

Santa Cruz, CA, Feb. 19, 2020 - Santa Cruz METRO is rolling out the first in a series of new Apps that will help customers improve their commute experience... [read more]

 

Introducing METRO: A New Feature Highlighting the Men and Women Making METRO Move

Santa Cruz, CA, Nov. 11, 2019 - Supply chain logistics and transportation are two essential functions at the heart of military activity... [read more about METRO's Military Vets...]

 

Santa Cruz METRO's Paracruz Service Celebrates 15th Anniversary 

Santa Cruz, CA, Oct. 31, 2019 - “The first day was crazy. It was just chaos,” said Daniel Zaragoza. Today Mr. Zaragoza runs Paracruz for Santa Cruz METRO as the Operations Manager for the Paratransit Division... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO to Unveil New Gillig Bus at Open Streets Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, Oct. 10, 2019 - Join Santa Cruz METRO at Open Streets Santa Cruz on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along West Cliff Drive... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO to Host Public Meetings and Hearing on Free Fare Program

Santa Cruz, CA, Sept. 12, 2019 - Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District is now accepting public comment on its proposal to offer free fare to individuals who are legally blind... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO Seeks New METRO Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

Santa Cruz, CA, Aug. 26, 2019 - Beginning Aug. 26, the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (SCMTD) is accepting nominations for two vacancies on its METRO Advisory Committee (MAC)... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO to Operate Holiday Service for Independence Day

Santa Cruz, CA, July 3, 2019 - Santa Cruz METRO will not operate local fixed-route or Paracruz transit services in observance of the Fourth of July... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO Board to Hold Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget 

Santa Cruz, CA, June 17, 2019 - The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to review the proposed two year rolling budget for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021... [read more]

 

Santa Cruz METRO Seeks New METRO Advisory Committee Members

Santa Cruz, CA, June 3, 2019 - Beginning June 1, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (SCMTD) is accepting nominations for two vacancies on its METRO Advisory Committee (MAC). Applications must be submittted by close of business on June 30, 2019... [read more]