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02/12/2024
In September, Santa Cruz Metro made a big bet on the future of green public transit when it approved the purchase of 57 buses fueled by hydrogen—the largest order of hydrogen-fueled buses made so far in the U.S.

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02/01/2024
Big changes are coming to Santa Cruz Metro's downtown transit hub as officials push forward into the next phase of a major, multi-agency redevelopment project.

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01/19/2024
CEO/General Manager Michael Tree will retire from local transit agency Santa Cruz Metro on Feb. 16, less than two years into his tenure, due to “unexpected personal reasons.”

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12/27/2023
Santa Cruz Metro has been awarded a $2 million grant to boost affordable housing at one of its four transit centers in Santa Cruz County.

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09/27/2023
Following a public hearing, the Metro board unanimously approved a package of bus services improvements included in the first phase of its systemwide restructuring effort.

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08/30/2023
Santa Cruz Metro is expected to finalize the purchase of 57 hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses—the single largest purchase for that variety of zero-emission vehicle in the nation.

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07/06/2023
On summer weekends Metro’s Route 35 to Big Basin Redwoods State Park will provide locals with a sustainable option for visiting the popular regional destination.

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03/30/2023
Local transportation leaders mingled among columns of decorative kelp and tanks of seawater this week as they immersed themselves in the oceanic environment a new Santa Cruz METRO program seeks to protect.

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01/22/2023
At its core, the eclectic collaboration is an effort to showcase the environmental benefits of public transit and encourage ridership within METRO's bus system.

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12/13/2022
Longtime labor advocate Mike Rotkin survived a campaign to unseat him from the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit board in favor of the labor-supported choice, former Watsonville mayor Daniel Dodge.

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12/12/2022
An effort to replace Mike Rotkin, an incumbent director on the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District board, has gained backing from some powerful labor organizations.

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09/07/2022
Due to a shortage of bus operators nationwide and locally, Santa Cruz Metro is making temporary route modifications. The agency is offering a two-week free fare promotion to encourage ridership and allow riders to get acquainted with the service changes.

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11/29/2021
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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) and Toys For Tots will host METRO’s first Stuff the Bus donation site on Dec. 11 at Target in Watsonville. METRO and Toys For Tots are teaming up to collect donations of new and unwrapped toys for local kids. Donations can be any new, unwrapped gender-neutral [...]

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11/22/2021
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SANTA CRUZ—Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) CEO Alex Clifford on Friday announced that he is leaving the agency effective Jan. 21. Clifford will be CEO of the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), he announced. The announcement came six months after the METRO Board of Directors approved a three-year contract extension and a salary [...]

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09/07/2021
Santa Cruz Metro has launched two new electric buses that will operate on a new route through the city of Watsonville.

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05/24/2021
The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District Board of Directors unanimously approved a contract extension through May 6, 2025, with CEO and General Manager Alex Clifford despite “serious concerns” raised by two unions representing METRO employees.

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03/07/2021
Santa Cruz Metro has acquired four electric buses as a first step toward their goal of zero emissions by 2040.

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02/23/2021
Officials and staff at Santa Cruz METRO are advocating that transportation workers receive priority access to COVID vaccinations.
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