Watsonville Circulator Route

Powered by all-electric zero emission buses

METRO’s new Watsonville Circulator Route is designed to increase the number of transit passengers locally by providing more frequent service to desirable destinations in Watsonville between noon and 7:45 p.m. daily. The project will not only reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fueled buses, but it will serve one of the lowest income communities in METRO’s service area.

 

The route will connect the downtown transit center with primary retail and medical destinations in Watsonville. It will operate a clockwise loop and a counterclockwise loop from Watsonville Transit Center, serving Main Street, Green Valley Road, Freedom Centre, Freedom Boulevard and Lincoln Street, connecting commuters with existing local and intercity Bus Lines 69A, 69W, 71, 72/72W, 74S, 75, 79 and 91X (maps below).

 

This new route, exclusively serving Watsonville, is funded by a $489,213 grant from the California Department of Transportation’s Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP). METRO will use the grant funds to deploy two new battery-electric buses in downtown Watsonville and offer free fares to the public to encourage ridership and promote public transportation through a one-year pilot program. The service will provide 16 daily round trips, seven days a week, 52 weeks out of the year. The route will be operated using zero emission buses purchased in the LCTOP previous cycles.

 

Read the full news release here

 

View Watsonville Circulator on our System Map and Weekday or Weekend Schedule.

 


 

Watsonville Circulator Ribbon Cutting Event. Powered by METRO’s new all-electric zero emission buses. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Watsonville Transit Center, 475 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville, CA

 

Watsonville Circulator Ribbon Cutting Event. Powered by METRO’s new all-electric zero emission buses. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Watsonville Transit Center, 475 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville, CA

 

The route will connect the downtown transit center with primary retail and medical destinations in Watsonville. It will operate a clockwise loop and a counterclockwise loop from Watsonville Transit Center, serving Main Street, Green Valley Road, Freedom Centre, Freedom Boulevard and Lincoln Street, connecting commuters with existing local and intercity Bus Lines 69A, 69W, 71, 72/72W, 74S, 75, 79 and 91X

 

The route will connect the downtown transit center with primary retail and medical destinations in Watsonville. It will operate a clockwise loop and a counterclockwise loop from Watsonville Transit Center, serving Main Street, Green Valley Road, Freedom Centre, Freedom Boulevard and Lincoln Street, connecting commuters with existing local and intercity Bus Lines 69A, 69W, 71, 72/72W, 74S, 75, 79 and 91X

 

The route will connect the downtown transit center with primary retail and medical destinations in Watsonville. It will operate a clockwise loop and a counterclockwise loop from Watsonville Transit Center, serving Main Street, Green Valley Road, Freedom Centre, Freedom Boulevard and Lincoln Street, connecting commuters with existing local and intercity Bus Lines 69A, 69W, 71, 72/72W, 74S, 75, 79 and 91X