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General Announcements

METRO Real-Time Soft Launch

Santa Cruz METRO is pleased to announce  METRO Real-Time services. 

Go to to try it out and subscribe to Service Alert Notifications.

 Or text "SCM XXXX" to 41411 (where XXXX is a stop ID)


We are nearly complete in equipping the last of our entire fleet of buses with the necessary equipment to report real-time location and estimated arrival times via website, SMS text message, and Google Transit Real-Time feed for all transit apps.

At this finalizing stage, we caution that NOT EVERY BUS in service on the road is reporting their location to the real-time system.

On check the route you are interested in on the map. If you see a live bus updating location on the route map, then arrival predictions will be available.

There is no longer information available on This site will soon be taken down permanently.


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