CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR –
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & PLANNING

January 22, 2019


ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

Subject:    Arriba Shuttle to be absorbed by SuperLoop, SuperLoop service extended until Midnight

UC San Diego and the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) have reached an
agreement that will extend the hours of theSuperLoop Rapid 201 and 202
service until 12 a.m. and add additional service throughout the day
during the academic year. The changes for MTSRapid 201 and 202 services
are effective January 27, 2019. The last day of operations for the
Arriba Shuttle will be February 1, 2019.

Under the agreement between UC San Diego and MTS, the additionalRapid
201 and 202 service will replace the UC San Diego’s Arriba Shuttle.
Since 2014, UC San Diego’s City Shuttle (later Arriba Shuttle) has run
on a similar route as the southern segment MTS’Rapid 201/202. MTS
operates larger, articulated buses, increasing the capacity for the
high-demand service connecting students in North University City with
campus. Additionally, having a single operator on the route makes it
easier to match service schedules to ridership demand. “Providing
exceptional transit services to the UC San Diego campus has been one of
MTS’ top priorities for decades,” said MTS Chief Executive Officer Paul
Jablonski. “This expansion of theSuperLoop Rapid service increases
capacity, extends the hours of operation and furthers the delivery of
fast and frequent service to and from campus.”

Student leadership and UC San Diego administration are pleased with the
agreement for improved service. Associated Students President, Kiara
Gomez enthusiastically commented, “Student leaders like myself who are
involved with transportation issues on campus are very excited about the
extended SuperLoop hours and larger bus size. This change in
transportation means that planning trips to and from campus for many of
our commuting students will become much more accessible. I personally am
very excited to see that the best interest of students was truly taken
into consideration by the transportation team when making this decision.
With so many changes happening on our campus, this one is definitely a
win for students.”

Josh Kavanagh, UC San Diego Transportation Director was equally
enthusiastic stating, “This move will free up the equipment and labor
resources we need to support the Mesa housing expansion and focus on
intracampus mobility during the University’s Transformational Building
Program.”

Students will have unlimited fare-free access to the expanded SuperLoop
under the U-Pass program. Faculty and Staff transitioning from the
Arriba Shuttle to the SuperLoop may be eligible to receive a
complimentary ECO Pass for the winter quarter and reduced cost ECO
Passes thereafter. For details, visit
http://transportation.ucsd.edu/alternatives/transit/eco-pass.html.



Gary C. Matthews
Vice Chancellor
Resource Management and Planning