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NEWS BRIEFS: Unitrans On the Road to Airport

By Dateline Staff on November 13, 2018 in University

Quick Summary

  • Buses will run hourly to Sacramento International, Nov. 21
  • Davis-Berkeley shuttle adds a stop
  • ProShare: It’s all about networking
  • Police academies: 1 for students, 1 for everyone
  • 24-Hour Study Room and restrooms reopen

Unitrans will run buses hourly to Sacramento International Airport the day before Thanksgiving next week.

The ASUCD-city of Davis transit system provides its pre-Thanksgiving shuttles annually to help reduce the hassle and stress of getting from Davis to the airport, said Jeff Flynn, general manager.

Airport service is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, out of the Memorial Union Terminal. The shuttle will pick up passengers at marked stops along Anderson Road between Russell and Covell boulevards, and at The Marketplace shopping center on Covell, before heading to the airport. Regular fares apply; all Unitrans passes accepted.

The Unitrans service will complement airport service via YoloBus Route 42A, running every half hour.

Other Unitrans announcements for Thanksgiving week: No service Thanksgiving Day, and Weekend Service will begin Friday, Nov. 23.

Airport shuttle and general schedule information is available online or by calling 530-752-BUSS (2877).

Davis-Berkeley shuttle adds a stop

Fleet Services’ Davis-Berkeley shuttle bus has started making a second stop on the Berkeley campus, Monday through Friday. The stop has been added on a pilot basis, as Fleet Services addresses rider feedback from a recent survey.

The added stop is at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue at the entrance to Sproul Plaza. Drop-off time is 9:15 a.m. and pickup time is 11 a.m. (times are approximate).

The other stop at Berkeley is the West Gate off Oxford Street.­­­­

More information about the Davis-Berkeley schedule, including the departure schedule.

Questions? Contact Fleet Services by email.

ProShare: It’s all about networking

Registration is underway for the 2019 session of ProShare, a program that aims to help Davis and Sacramento campus staff members develop and build connections with their colleagues across campus and across the causeway, for mutual guidance and support.

ProShare is for managers, aspiring managers and staff at all levels. The Administrative Management Group, or ADMAN, and Staff Assembly introduced the program in 2016 and continue to sponsor it.

The program works like this: Starting in January and running through July, participants will be assigned to small cohorts that will meet monthly for about 90 minutes. Within each cohort, each member will take a turn as the monthly host for programs that could include department tours, presentations to the group and discussions of key management issues.

The program also includes three plenary meetings, with the kickoff event on Jan. 22 in Davis.

Registration can be arranged online. The deadline to register is Dec. 14.

Additional questions? Contact Ellen Jordan by email.

Police academies: 1 for students, 1 for everyone

The Police Department’s Outreach Unit announced it is accepting applications for the department’s Community Academy and Cadet Academy. Each is limited to 25 participants.

  • Community AcademyEnrollment is open to all UC Davis students, staff, faculty and community residents who wish to learn more about law enforcement. The academy will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for nine consecutive weeks, Jan. 16 to March 13. The application form is online.
  • Cadet AcademyThis academy is for senior and graduate students interested in law enforcement, forensics, criminology and an array of related professions. A scholarship competition accompanies the academy, whereby the top cadet or cadets will receive full scholarships to attend a police academy in California. The 2019 UC Davis Cadet Academy will meet Tuesdays (one-hour fitness), Thursdays (two hours classroom) and Saturdays (six hours classroom and fitness), Jan. 12 to April 20. The application form is online.

24-Hour Study Room and restrooms reopen

Shields Library is fully operational today (Nov. 13) after a sewer line break last week forced the closure of the 24-Hour Study Room and several restrooms.

The library closed the 24-Hour Study Room around midday last Wednesday (Nov. 7) due to odors from the sewer line break and the need to close the restrooms that serve that area of the library during the repair. Later that same afternoon, the library closed the restrooms that serve the Map Room on the lower level and those in the northeast corner of the second, third and fourth floors, because of their connections to the area under repair.

Fortunately, the leak was contained beneath the building throughout the incident, there was no contamination of the building interior or the grounds outside, and the issue was resolved in less than a week as repair work continued through the weekend.

“We are deeply grateful to Facilities Management for their rapid response to this emergency,” said Bill Garrity, deputy university librarian.

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About the author(s)

Dateline Staff Dave Jones, editor, can be reached at 530-752-6556 or Cody Kitaura, news and media relations specialist, can be reached at 530-752-1932 or