Union City Transit

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Union City Transit
Union City Transit logo.png
Founded 1974
Headquarters 34650 Seventh Street
Locale Union City, California
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 9
Website Transit

Union City Transit is a public transit service in Union City, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It began operations in 1974 with the opening of the Union City BART station. [1] The service was formerly known as "the Flea." [2] As of October 12, 2013, Union City Transit is using a nine bus lines connect riders to local destinations, such as schools, shopping centers, and the Union City BART station. Nine routes operate Monday-Friday, seven routes operate on Saturday, and four routes operate on Sunday.

AC Transit also provides service to Union City.

Routes[edit]

The main transfer points for Union City Transit are located at Union City BART and Union Landing Transit Center. On 12 October 2013, the transit agency expanded its service significantly[3] by providing:

  • New routes on top of its existing services (removing the A and B suffixes from Route 1)
  • More hours on its most popular services
  • Sunday service on four routes (Routes 1, 3, 4, and 7)
  • A more frequent service along Alvarado-Niles Road, one of the city's main arterial roads (Routes 1, 3, 5, 8, and 9)
  • A new express service (Route 9) that operates peak periods between BART and residential neighborhoods on the western part of the city
Route & Name Terminals Days of Operation Via Notes
1
Delores
Union City BART Union City Blvd. & Dyer St. Daily Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union Landing, Dyer St., Contempo Park, Delores St., Rocklin St., Union City Blvd.
  • Operates clockwise around Dyer Street, Meteor Street, and Delores Street. For counterclockwise service, see Route 7.
2
Whipple
Union City BART Union Landing Transit Center Weekdays & Saturdays Decoto District, Whipple Ave., Kaiser Hospital, Union City Blvd., Smith St.
  • Weekdays: bus continues as Route 3 (Almaden) at Union Landing back to BART
  • Saturdays: bus continues as Route 8 (Alvarado-Niles) at Union Landing back to BART
3
Almaden
Union City BART Union Landing Transit Center Daily Alvarado-Niles Rd., Medallion St., Almaden St., The Tropics
  • Weekdays: bus continues as Route 2 (Whipple) at Union Landing back to BART
  • Weekends: bus continues as Route 4 (Tamarack) at Union Landing back to BART
4
Tamarack
Union City BART Union Landing Transit Center Daily Seventh St., Seven Hills, Mission Blvd., Tamarack Rd., Whipple Ave., Calaveras Landing Shopping Center, Dyer St.
  • Weekdays: bus continues as Route 8 (Alvarado-Niles) at Union Landing back to BART
  • Weekends: bus continues as Route 3 (Almaden) at Union Landing back to BART
5
Dyer
Union City BART Union City Blvd. & Dyer St. Weekdays & Saturdays Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union Landing, Dyer St., Alvarado Blvd., Union City Sports Center, Union City Blvd., Regents St.
  • Operates counterclockwise around Union City Blvd., Dyer St., and Regents St. before returning to BART
6
Central
Union City BART East Plaza Weekdays Mann St., Perry St., H St., Civic Center, Alvarado-Niles Rd., Central Ave., Whipple Ave., Decoto District
  • Operates two morning (from 6am to 7:50am) and three afternoon trips (from 3:30pm to 6:20pm)
  • No BART access available from East Plaza terminal
7
Alvarado Circulator
Union Landing Transit Center Daily Dyer St., Calaveras Landing Shopping Center, Whipple Ave., Kaiser Hospital, Union City Sports Center, Union City Blvd., Delores St., Contempo Park
  • Operates counterclockwise around Dyer Street, Delores Street, and Meteor Street. For clockwise service, see Route 1.
8
Alvarado-Niles
Union City BART Union Landing Transit Center Weekdays & Saturdays Alvarado-Niles Rd.
  • Weekdays: bus continues as Route 4 (Tamarack) at Union Landing back to BART
  • Saturdays: bus continues as Route 2 (Whipple) at Union Landing back to BART
9
Dyer Express
Union City BART Union City Blvd. & Rocklin St. Weekdays Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union Landing, Dyer St., Union City Blvd.
  • Operates AM commute to BART every 45 minutes from 6:27am to 8:17am
  • Operates PM commute from BART every 45 minutes from 4:18pm to 6:55pm

Fares[edit]

Fares are effective 12 October 2013 [4]

Type Adults (18-59) Youth (6-17) Senior (60+)/Disabled
Single ride US$2.00 US$1.25 US$1.00
Monthly Passes US$55.00 US$35.00 US$26.00
  • † Children under six years of age may ride free, but must be accompanied by an adult.
  • ‡ Appropriate identification must be presented to obtain the discounted Senior/Disabled fare.
Transfers Fees
Union City Transit Transfer FREE
BART-to-Bus US$0.50
AC Transit & Dumbarton Express Transfers US$0.25
BART Plus Pass FREE
  • ₮ Transfers are only issued with cash fares at the time of boarding. Transfers and passes must be valid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson/Nygard Consulting Associates (November 2007). "Short Range Transit Plan: FY 2008-2017". Union City, CA: City of Union City. pp. 1–1. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Union City Time-Line". Union City Historical Museum. Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 1974: First City-Wide Bus Service (The Flea) starts 
  3. ^ Union City Transit Short Range Plan (2013-2022)
  4. ^ Union City Transit

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