For many, the thought of commuting daily to UC Davis from the Bay Area may seem, well, crazy. Meet the Poolbusters, an El Cerrito-based vanpool that was established in 1985, where for passengers getting to and from UC Davis is a community effort, and just part of their workday.
Within the Sacramento Metro area, ride-hailing is on the rise for people who want to save time and money. Services like Uber and Lyft are familiar for those needing to traveling irregular and relatively short distances at a moment’s notice. But Zimride, the carpool-matching platform is gaining in popularity and allows for scheduling your ride ahead of time.
It’s been an impressive run for Transportation Services (TAPS) Director, Cliff Contreras, who after 33 years working with UC Davis--2 years with UC Davis Medical Center and 31 years on the main campus--retired in June.