Q: When will CatTracks routes and schedules be made available?
A: The BobCat Express route is available NOW. This route will operate to provide for essential services only.
Additional updates or changes to schedules and routes will be implemented September 8, 2020.
TAPS will further assess ridership and provide collaborative surveys to the campus community at the start of the semester.
Q: Can I rely on CatTracks to provide safe transportation to and from classes, if necessary on campus?
A: Yes. Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has worked closely with our local transit authority and the county bus system to follow strict guidelines provided by local, state and national health mandates for public transportation.
Q: What measures have been taken to assure my safety while riding on CatTracks?
A: TAPS, in collaboration with our transit partners, have implemented several measures as mandated to be able to operate. Appropriate physical distancing is enforced throughout bus seating. An isolated driver cabin, deep sanitation processes and no standees allow for additional safety on our buses. High touch areas are cleaned 3 times daily and pre/post shift full bus disinfecting is performed daily.
Q: Am I required to wear face coverings while riding CatTracks?
A: Yes. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, face coverings are required to be worn by drivers and passengers at all times while riding CatTracks.
Q: Are there any COVID-19 requirements while riding the county bus system?
A: Yes. While riding on any county bus route, including the exclusive "Route UC" to UC Merced, face coverings are mandatory at all times while riding the bus. Additional information can be on their website, and specific regulations for passengers can be found here.