SANTA CRUZ METRO
The Santa Cruz Metro operates the metro centers in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. On their website they have tons of helpful information for bus riders such as: routes, fares, where to buy bus passes, riding tips and accessibility services, A Senior discount is available with an ID card. They have staff that speak English and Spanish and their location along with buses are wheelchair accessible.
Santa Cruz Metro offer the following programs:
Para Cruz (831) 425-4664
Santa Cruz METRO Para Cruz is a shared-ride service, providing door-to-door public transportation for people who have a temporary or permanent physical, cognitive, or psychiatric disability that prevents them from making some or all of their trips on METRO’s fixed route bus system. Customers may arrange for an assistant to travel with them. Rides are scheduled in advance, and frequently include picking up and dropping off other customers along the way. Para Cruz service is limited to people who have been certified as meeting the strict eligibility criteria described in the ADA. The application process includes an in person interview. To schedule an interview or learn more about the application process please give them a call or visit their website.
Mobility Training (831) 423-3860
Santa Cruz METRO’s Accessible Services Program provides free individualized instruction to older adults and people with disabilities of all ages who want to learn how to:
- Ride the bus safely and confidently
- Use passenger lifts, ramps, kneeling bus steps, and other special features
- Handle unique mobility situations
- Make connections between buses
- Obtain a METRO Discount Photo ID Card
- Purchase discount fare passes
- Read the Headways Bus Rider’s Guide
- Plan your trip using METRO website
Complimentary Stokes Straps (for protecting your wheelchair from tie-down scratches) are available.
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