Silicon Valley Connector

In an effort to serve the Silicon Valley Campus, TAPS is adding a pilot Silicon Valley Connector transit service which will travel between the residential UCSC campus and the Silicon Valley Campus. This service will be available Monday-Friday excluding holidays, breaks, and other predetermined dates.

  • This service is only available to current UCSC students and employees
  • Trips must be scheduled at least two hours in advance
  • Trips may be scheduled up to 30 days in advance
  • Trips are limited to 10 riders each
  • If there are no riders scheduled within two hours of a trip, it will be canceled
  • Riders may cancel their ride by emailing dvs@ucsc.edu. Rides should be canceled as far in advance as possible to avoid disruptions.

Riders must read and accept the Terms and Conditions to use this service

You will have the option to accept these when you book your trip

Silicon Valley Connector Student Agreement

Silicon Valley Connector Employee Agreement


Outbound Silicon Valley Connector

From Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley

The outbound connector will pick up at Baskin Engineering Circle on the residential campus and will drop off at the Silicon Valley Campus. Trips are limited to 10 passengers per time slot and must be scheduled at least 2 hours in advance. If a trip has no riders scheduled, it will be canceled. This is a one-way trip. Schedule a return trip to the UCSC residential campus.

Winter 2024 trips depart the residential campus at:

  • 7:30 a.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.

 Button to schedule an outboud trip to Silicon Valley


Inbound Silicon Valley Connector

From Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz

The inbound connector will pick up at the Silicon Valley Campus and drop off at Baskin Engineering Circle on the residential campus. Trips are limited to 10 passengers per time slot and must be scheduled at least 2 hours in advance. If a trip has no riders scheduled, it will be canceled. This is a one-way trip. Schedule a return trip to the Silicon Valley Campus.

Winter 2024 trips depart the Silicon Valley Campus at:

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.

Button to schedule a trip to Santa Cruz