The Metro has been listed at two diff locations 110 Vernon St and 370 Encinal St. This review is for the metro center. The Metro Center is the hub of transit in SC, much like Watsonvilles. This is where you pick up the buses going around the county. The Greyhound is also conveniently located next door. Inside the Metro the bathrooms are always clean and they have a Metro store for all those snacks, drinks, newstand stuff and staples you might need while heading off to work or whatever. I do believe the commuter bus also departs here to Sili Valley as well as well as in Scotts Valley. Transit overall in Santa Cruz is very nice and still very small townlike which is nice. The buses are much cleaner than larger citiess and the staff has always been super duper nice and friendly. The restaurants/eateries inside the metro constantly change. Last time I was there it was chinese place that had decent food. Not sure what it is now. Upstairs are their offices. The building at the metro is updated and sometimes they display art or other stuff to look at so it gives that gallery vibe to it which is very nice. The waiting areas are also covered at each of the bus lanes so when it rains you are covered and there are benches and seating scattered both indoors and out. The bus fares are also still very cheap and you can get monthly passes inside the center. For a small town, the schedules are pretty flex, but w/ how late/early things run, the schedules do need to expand a bit.
Posted: 9/17/2008 • Link to this review