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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 operating nine bus lines that 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. On August 1 2015, Union City Transit will go to eight bus lines as Route 6 will no longer be in service due to low ridership.[3]

Union City Transit
Union City Transit logo.png
Union City Transit buses at Union City station, October 2017.JPG
Union City Transit buses at Union City station
Founded1974
Headquarters34650 Seventh Street
LocaleUnion City, California
Service typebus service, paratransit
Routes8
WebsiteTransit

AC Transit also provides service to Union City.

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RoutesEdit

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[4] 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
  • Saturday service on seven routes (Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8)
  • Sunday service on six routes (Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8)
  • 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 Daily Decoto District, Whipple Rd., Kaiser Hospital
  • Bus continues as Route 8 (Alvarado-Niles) at Kaiser Hospital back to BART
3
Almaden
Union City BART Union Landing Transit Center Daily Alvarado-Niles Rd., Medallion St., Almaden St., The Tropics
  • 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 Rd., Calaveras Landing Shopping Center, Dyer St.
  • Bus continues as Route 3 (Almaden) at Union Landing back to BART
5
Dyer
Union City BART Union City Blvd. & Dyer St. Daily 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 Discontinued Mann St., Perry St., H St., Civic Center, Alvarado-Niles Rd., Central Ave., Whipple Ave., Decoto District
  • Operated 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 Weekdays & Saturdays 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 Daily Perry Rd., Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union Landing, Smith St., Union City Blvd., Kaiser Hospital
  • Bus continues as Route 2 (Whipple) at Kaiser Hospital back to BART
9
Dyer Express
Union City BART Union City Blvd. & Rocklin St. Weekdays Alvarado-Niles Rd. (Logan High School and Central Ave Stops Only), 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 3:33pm to 6:55pm

FaresEdit

Union City Transit accepts cash and Clipper card. Fares are effective 26 June 2017 [5]

Type Adults (18-64) Youth (6-17) Senior (65+)/Disabled
Single ride US$2.00 US$1.25 US$1.00
31-day pass § 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.
  • § This is only available on the Clipper card.
Transfers Fees
Union City Transit Transfer FREE
BART-to-Bus US$0.50
AC Transit & Dumbarton Express Transfers US$0.25
  • ₮ Paper transfers are only issued with cash fares at the time of boarding; Electronic transfers are automatically issued when using a Clipper Card. Union City Transit issued transfers are valid for 90 minutes from time of issue. BART-to-Bus transfers are only valid at the BART Station; Electronic BART-to-Bus transfers are loaded onto a Clipper Card upon exiting the BART station via the fare gates. Transfers and passes must be valid.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nelson/Nygard Consulting Associates (November 2007). "Short Range Transit Plan: FY 2008-2017" (PDF). Union City, CA: City of Union City: 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 route changes". Union City Website. Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2015-07-15. 2015: (The Flea) starts
  4. ^ Union City Transit Short Range Plan (2013-2022)
  5. ^ Union City Transit

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