Campus transit update

To: UCSC Community

From: Ed Reiskin Vice Chancellor, Finance, Operations and Administration

Welcome back to campus, and thank you for your patience over the past month as we made temporary changes to Campus Transit following the Dec. 12 bus crash. We expect to return to normal operation levels over the coming weeks. The UC Santa Cruz Police Department, with assistance from the California Highway Patrol, is continuing to actively investigate the cause of the crash.

Out of an abundance of caution, we took our 35-foot buses out of service to conduct additional off-cycle inspections. We also asked the CHP’s Commercial Motor Carrier Safety Unit to inspect these buses, and that process is ongoing. We’ll be undertaking independent third-party inspections of all of our 30-foot buses as well, and will return them to service once that process is finished.

Providing safe and reliable transportation service is a campus priority. Our bus fleet undergoes routine and regular maintenance as well as pre-trip inspections. As part of our normal process, the bus fleet also undergoes regular inspections by the CHP.

As the 35-foot buses clear the CHP inspection process, we are bringing them back into service. It is possible that riders will experience transit delays until that process concludes in the next week or so. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.