Long-time RTA coach operator Ted Jenkins credited with saving Riverside man's life
RIVERSIDE, CA — November 13, 2013 — Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) coach operators do some good things when they are behind the wheel. Sometimes, they rescue run-away teens needing a safe place. Other times, they help families locate loved ones who might be on board. This year, a driver helped police nab a fugitive.
Sometimes, however, RTA coach operators save their best work for when they are not on the job.
Ted Jenkins, an RTA coach operator for 24 years, was walking home from another day on the job when he spotted a wheelchair on the side of a busy road just few feet away from railroad tracks that slice through the City of Riverside. At first he didn't notice anything strange, just an abandoned wheelchair without its owner. Then he looked down the tracks and saw the body. Then he heard the sound of the approaching train.
Agency offers discounted veteran passes, creates tribute posters for veteran employees
RIVERSIDE, CA — November 6, 2013 — The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) knows that there's plenty of ways to thank a veteran for their service. One of them is to offer them a discounted bus ride.
RTA is proud to offer a brand-new type of bus pass, especially designed to save veterans money when they travel on public transportation. The Veterans Pass allows any veteran to ride for just 70 cents --- the same fare as senior and disabled customers. Plus, RTA has dropped prices on 1- and 30-day passes purchased by veterans. The new policy also provides free rides to active duty military, as well as police and fire personnel.
"This is a small way for RTA to thank veterans for their service," said RTA Chairman of the Board Marion Ashley. "We want to make travel more affordable for those customers who served our country."
The November 7 event will fill an RTA bus to capacity with enough donations to last a year
RIVERSIDE, CA — November 4, 2013 — Want to help a child in need? Then stuff a bus. That's the message Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) and Operation SafeHouse are giving in the days leading up to their annual gift- giving, bus-packing event on Thursday, November 7.
For the fifth year in a row, RTA and Operation SafeHouse are teaming up for the annual "Stuff the Bus" event, which will fill a 40-foot bus to capacity with donated non-perishable food, linens, toiletries and other items for the non-profit group that helps at-risk and in-crisis youth.