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BREEZE Bus Route 101 Now Free to Students, Faculty and Staff

February 5, 2007

Beginning February 1, UC San Diego students, faculty and staff will have unlimited free access to campus via North County Transit District’s (NCTD) BREEZE bus route 101.  Passengers can ride BREEZE route 101 for free seven days a week by showing a valid UCSD identification card containing a Free Bus Zone sticker. UCSD students, staff and faculty can pick up a Free Bus Zone sticker at UCSD’s Transportation & Parking Services’ offices. BREEZE route 101 travels between Oceanside and University Town Centre in La Jolla, with stops along Old Highway 101 and at UCSD.

BREEZE Bus

In support of UCSD’s commitment to reducing traffic and parking congestion and helping commuters battle rising fuel and vehicle operation costs, Transportation & Parking Services subsidizes free, unlimited bus rides on all Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) routes serving campus and the La Jolla and Hillcrest Medical Centers.
This new alliance with NCTD expands UCSD’s Free Bus Zone by 31 miles, so that it now spans routes from Oceanside south to the Euclid Trolley Station. This partnership gives UCSD students, faculty and staff living along North County’s 101 corridor free and convenient transit access to campus.

Commuters can find schedule and route information for NCTD’s 101 route and other BREEZE routes online or by calling 1-800-COMMUTE (1-800-266-6883) or 511 after March 1.  Find more information on UCSD’s Free Bus Zone or route planning assistance by visiting this Web site.

NCTD provides public transportation for all of North San Diego County. The BREEZE operates a fleet of 165 buses covering 53 fixed routes, including 4 COASTER Connection routes. The COASTER commuter rail service operates at 8 stations between Oceanside and San Diego. It includes 7 locomotives and 28 bi-level passenger train cars providing 122 trips each week. The 22-mile Escondido - Oceanside SPRINTER light rail project is currently under construction and set to begin operation in December 2007. NCTD employs nearly 600 dedicated professionals who move people throughout the county 365 days a year.

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