Previous Exhibits

Unitrans at 40

Moving Students Through the Decades

Peter J. Shields Lobby — Special Collections Display Case
Winter Quarter 2008

Now presented as a web exhibit.

In the late 1960s, the Associated Students of UC Davis explored possibilities for providing bus transportation to students traveling between the City of Davis and the campus. The University Transport System, or Unitrans, was founded by ASUCD and service officially began on February 28, 1968 with two London double decker buses operating on two routes. Today, Unitrans provides transportation with 40 buses on 15 routes, carrying over 3 million passengers a year. The exhibit chronicles the history of Unitrans, which is celebrating its 40th year of operation.

Special Collections is charged with collecting, preserving, administering, and providing access to the University Archives. This exhibit draws materials from several University Archives Collections including: the Unitrans Archives, Chancellor's Archives, University Communications Archives, and the University Archives Serials Collection.

Unitrans Double-decker bus

For additional information, please contact Daryl Morrison, Head of Special Collections, (530) 752‑2112,