Buses and Shuttles
UCSC operates a Campus Transit system, with shuttles that circulate throughout the campus. Some buses are equipped with front-loading bike racks; all vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Campus Transit also provides a Night Owl (late night) bus service between campus and downtown Santa Cruz exclusively for UCSC students and employees.
TAPS also operates a paratransit service on campus (the Disability Van Service) that provides on-campus wheelchair lift-equipped transportation for those unable to use the regular shuttle system for disability-related reasons. The Campus Transit service is supported by the Student Transit Fee, so no fare is required to ride.
Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District's "Metro" buses travel bi-directionally through campus to help students get downtown and throughout Santa Cruz County. All Metro buses are wheelchair accessible. Metro service for students is funded through the Student Transit Fee. Showing a valid UCSC Student ID Card provides students unlimited rides on Metro buses with no additional fare required. Faculty and staff can purchased a subsidized Metro bus pass (at a fraction of the regular cost) through the TAPS Sales Office.