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September 24, 2013 > New Routes and New Fares for Union City Transit

New Routes and New Fares for Union City Transit

Submitted By Steve Adams

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, Union City Transit will begin implementing new routes and fares. The current system operates five routes Monday through Saturday and three routes on Sunday, but starting on October 12, Union City Transit will operate seven routes on Saturdays, four routes on Sundays, and nine routes on weekdays. Also starting on October 12, cash fares and monthly passes will increase for fixed-route, paratransit fares will increase, and the age for seniors will increase from 60+ to 65+ to coincide with the regional senior age set by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for participation in the Clipper Card program; the fares for BART-to-Bus and for AC Transit or Dumbarton Express transfers will not change.

Union City Transit fixed-routes will put more emphasis on using the Union Landing Transit Center as a transfer point among routes, there will be more service along Alvarado-Niles Rd, weekday peak hour services, and greater coverage of Union City by public transit. The new routes are as follows:

* 1 Delores: Operates Monday through Sunday from the Union City BART Station to Dyer St and Union City Blvd via Alvarado-Niles Rd, Dyer St, Delores Dr, and Union City Blvd.
* 2 Whipple: Operates Monday through Saturday from the Union City BART Station to the Union Landing Transit Center via the Decoto District, Whipple Rd, Union City Blvd, and Smith St.
* 3 Almaden: Operates Monday through Sunday from the Union City BART Station to the Union Landing Transit Center via Alvarado-Niles Rd, Medallion Dr, and Almaden Blvd.
* 4 Tamarack: Operates Monday through Sunday from the Union City BART Station to the Union Landing Transit Center via Decoto Rd, Seventh St, Mission Blvd, Tamarack Dr, Whipple Rd, and Dyer St.
* 5 Dyer: Operates Monday through Saturday from the Union City BART Station to Dyer St and Union City Blvd via Alvarado-Niles Rd, Dyer St, Alvarado Blvd, and Union City Blvd.
* 6 Central: Operates Monday through Friday during the morning and evening peak hours from the Union City BART Station to the new East Plaza via Perry Rd, Alvarado-Niles Rd, Central Ave, Whipple Rd, and the Decoto District.
* 7 Alvarado Circulator: Operates Monday through Sunday from the Union Landing Transit Center in a loop via Dyer St, Union City Blvd, Delores Dr, Dyer St to Calaveras Landing, Whipple Rd, and Union City Blvd to the Union City Sports Center.
* 8 Alvarado-Niles: Operates Monday through Saturday from Union City BART Station to Union Landing Transit Center via Alvarado-Niles Rd.
* 9 Dyer Express: Operates Monday through Friday during the morning peak hour from Union City Blvd and Rocklin Dr to Union City BART Station via Dyer St and Alvarado-Niles Rd; and during the evening peak hour from the Union City BART Station to Union City Blvd and Rocklin Dr via Alvarado-Niles Rd and Dyer St.

Union City Transit and Paratransit new cash fares and the paratransit ticket sheet price will be effective on Saturday, October 12 while monthly pass prices will be effective Tuesday, October 15 for the purchase of November monthly passes. Monthly passes and paratransit ticket sheets can now be purchased online at www.uctransit.org in addition to the city hall cashierÕs desk; Union City Paratransit ticket sheets can also be purchased at The Marketplace Shopping Center Safeway on Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City Transit does not currently accept the Clipper Card for fare payment, but is currently working with the MTC to join the program. Union City Transit and Paratransit fares, passes, and tickets will be increasing to the following:

Cash Fares
Adult (Age 18-64) $2.00
Youth (Age 6-17) $1.25
Senior (Age 65+) $1.00
Certified Disabilities or Medicare $1.00
Child (Age 0-5 with an Adult) Free
Union City Transit Transfer Free
BARTPlus Pass Free
BART-to-Bus (At BART Station Only) $0.50
AC Transit & DB Express Transfers $0.25
Paratransit $2.75

Monthly Passes & Pre-Paid Tickets
Monthly Adult (Age 18-64) $55
Monthly Youth (Age 6-17) $35
Monthly Senior (Age 65+) $26
Monthly Certified Disabilities or Medicare $26
Paratransit 10-Ride Ticket Sheet $27.50


Please look for new brochures with maps and schedules coming soon in print. Please look for the new map and schedules online at www.uctransit.org. Please also look for new bus stops appearing in your neighborhood.

Union City Transit would like to say thank you for supporting public transportation by riding Union City Transit!

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