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UPDATED NEWS BRIEFS: Shuttle service reduced Tuesday and Wednesday


The Davis-Sacramento shuttle will operate less frequently Tuesday and Wednesday (May 21 and 22). The UC Davis Health System transit department also announced a change of location for the Sacramento shuttle stop the same days, to the Regional Transit stop next to the Cypress Building on Stockton Boulevard.

The shuttle service will drop 13 runs each day, operating as follows:

  • Departure times from Sacramento — 6:20, 7:10, 8:10 and 11:10 a.m., and 3:10, 4:10 and 5:15 p.m. (No runs at 5:30, 9:10 or 10:10 a.m., or 12:10, 1:10, 2:10 p.m., 6:10 or 7:30 p.m.)
  • Arrival times at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts — 6:45, 7:35, 8:35 and 11:35 a.m., and 3:35, 4:35 and 5:40 p.m. The shuttle makes two more stops on the Davis campus: Health Sciences District (Lot 56), arriving five minutes after leaving the Mondavi Center; and the Silo Terminal, arriving 10 minutes after leaving the Mondavi Center.
  • Departure times from the Silo Terminal — 7:10, 8:10 and 9:10 a.m., and 12:10, 4:10, 5:10 and 6:10 p.m. (No runs at 10:10 or 11:10 a.m., or 1:10, 2:10 or 3:10 p.m.) The shuttles makes additional pickups at Lot 56, three minutes after leaving the Silo; and the Mondavi Center, 11 minutes after leaving the Silo.
  • Arrival times in Sacramento — 7:45, 8:45 and 9:45 a.m., and 12:45, 4:45, 5:45 and 6:45 p.m.

$2 more for most monthly parking permits

Transportation and Parking Services, or TAPS, announced an increase in monthly parking rates, except for L (remote lots) and DSA (disabled) permits, effective July 1. Other monthly permits will cost $2 more a month, marking the first increase in parking rates in two years.

Daily permits will go up to $8 (a $1 increase). See all the new rates.

The L rate, for “remote” parking lots, is $23 a month for a long-term permit (six months or more), and is the lowest-cost option for solo commuters in cars. Not only does the rate stay the same, but TAPS will expand the number of L spaces — by designating Lot 22, south of the Primero Grove housing complex, for L parking.

The cost of a long-term A permit will rise to $51 a month, and the cost of a long-term C permit will rise to $42 a month. New carpool rates, for long-term permits: CP2A (two people), $21 per person per month; CP3A (three people), $15; CP2C ($17); and CP3C ($13).

“The 2013-14 rate increases are necessary in order to offset reduced revenues from permit sales over the past four years as well as the increased operating costs of TAPS programs and services,” said TAPS Director Cliff Contreras, adding that his unit continues to implement multiple strategies to reduce overhead costs and create efficiencies.

Voyager Fleet Cards need replacing

Voyager Fleet Cards in university-owned vehicles expire on May 31 and need to be replaced, Fleet Services announced.

The cards, kept in key pouches, pay for fuel and oil and emergency repairs when the vehicles are off campus.

Vehicle coordinators or drivers of leased-assigned vehicles should stop by the Fleet Services dispatch office to pick up new Voyager Fleet Cards as soon as possible. You can also make the switch from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday when you come in for fuel.

When picking up your new card, you will need to turn in your old card. If your card is lost, you may request a replacement by calling (530) 752-5023 or by going to the dispatch office.

Questions regarding Voyager Fleet Cards? Call Casey Hendrickson, (530) 752-5023.

OE-Shared Services Center brown bag: May 22

They started as Shared Services Center brown bags, and they still are, but the Organizational Excellence team plays a big role, too — so let's call them OE-Shared Services Center brown bags. The next one is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday (May 22) in Meeting Room D at the Student Community Center.

The center's clients and other interested people are welcome to attend, for updates on the center and other OE efforts.

Next week's topics include the end-to-end administrative business improvement process and the travel and entertainment process. 

The monthly brown bag schedule will be trimmed slightly this summer, with no meeting in July.

The other dates, both Wednesday: June 26 and Aug. 28 in Meeting Room D at the Student Community Center. Both will be an hour earlier, from 11 a.m. to noon, to accommodate people who may not be able to attend during the lunch hour.

Web CMS unit plans open house

UC Davis’ central Web Content Management unit will hold an open house next week to show off the content management system that is available free of charge to business and academic administrative units, including colleges, schools, departments and research units.  

The open house is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday (May 23) in the AGR Room at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Said the Web CMS team: “Explore the service personally at a hands-on station and talk with client ambassadors about their experiences using the service.”

Hep B screening for Asian Americans

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center announced a free screening event this weekend for hepatitis B in Asian Americans and adult children of foreign-born Asian Americans.

The federally funded screening event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday (May 19), is being held in recognition of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month and National Hepatitis Testing Day.

“Our goal is to screen 1,000 foreign-born, or children of foreign-born Asian Americans, who are 18 years of age or older and who are from areas where hepatitis B is endemic,” said Julie Dang, a community health program supervisor at the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

According to a UC Davis Health System news release, one out of every 10 Asian Pacific Islanders has hepatitis, and most do not know they have been infected because often there are no symptoms. Untreated, hepatitis B virus can lead to liver cancer; nearly 80 percent of liver cancer cases in Asian Americans can be directly traced to the hepatitis B virus infection.

Directions to the Comprehensive Cancer Center. RSVP for the screening: Call Tina Fung at (916) 734-5371 or send her an email, tina.fung@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

Book theme for 2014-15: ‘disability issues’

The Campus Council on Community and Diversity has selected “disability issues” as the topic for the 2014-15 Campus Community Book Project. The next step, around the end of May, will be the call for book nominations.

Then, “I’ll convene the selection committee and will work with them through November,” to pick the book for 2014-15, said Mikael Villalobos, book project chair for the Office of Campus Community Relations.

The council chose “gender issues-gender equity” as the theme for 2013-14, and the selection process culminated with the selection of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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