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Students Ride RTA Buses for Only 25¢ All Summer Long

Don’t sit at home and play video games this summer. Get out and have some fun with a little help from the Riverside Transit Agency. For the entire summer, RTA is offering all students, grades 1 through 12, 25-cent fares aboard any bus. Just  flash your student ID and ride for a quarter to the movies, the mall, the beach — anywhere we go, anytime we operate. And if you have a summer job, we’ll take you there too.


Want Lunch on Us?

Click onto Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to Win a Free Lunch

In celebration of our 40 year anniversary, RTA is giving away a free lunch — and a swag bag of goodies — to 40 lucky people during the year courtesy of Sub Station at UC Riverside. It’s our way of saying thank you for four decades of support and loyalty!

Just like us, share us or follow us on any RTA social media to be automatically entered into the promotion.

Enter today! Free lunches will begin on RTA’s 40-year anniversary on Thursday, March 16 and run all year long with one winner per week. Contest winners outside of Riverside area will receive coupons for free lunches in their own cities.


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RTA Announces 2016 Employees Of The Year

Top Honors Awarded to Elite Drivers, and Maintenance and Administrative Staff

RIVERSIDE, CA — February 14, 2017 — Whether it was making a difference on the streets, in the maintenance shop or behind the scenes, several Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) employees have earned top honors for 2016.

The administrative employee of the year was RTA’s Project Manager Andrew Frost. Maintenance employees of the year were Jean Arroyo, Antonio Castillo, Dan Cooke, Daniel Rodriquez, Reginald Stewart, and Albert Vega. Coach Operators of the year were Paul Aliado, Timothy Bruner, Monica Guice, Benny Iverson, Herman Miller, Felita Moore, Alexander Moreno, Robert Owens, Enrique Rueda and Carl Waithe.

“I am proud of the success we achieved in 2016,” said RTA Chair Linda Krupa. “RTA employees are an exceptional bunch who are dedicated to their jobs and focused on improving our customers’ quality of life.”

Frost was instrumental in establishing a whole new way of delivering bus service in downtown Riverside. His biggest contribution to RTA came during the second half of 2016 when the Agency was making preparations to close the Riverside Downtown Terminal and shift the way it delivered service in the downtown area.

To facilitate this change, Frost coordinated the creation of 18 new bus stops, improvements to 16 existing stops, installation of 18 new shelters, and replacement of sections of sidewalk to bring the changes to ADA compliance. In addition to construction, the project involved traf c lane closures, removing six mature trees, notifying businesses, getting city approvals, processing change orders, daily problem solving and consensus building.




On January 8, 2017, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) closed the Riverside Downtown Terminal and launched an ambitious new way of serving downtown Riverside. The change, which introduced new and upgraded bus stops at more than 20 central locations, is designed to maintain world-class service during a time of expansion and growth. Downtown Riverside isn’t the only place getting a facelift. RTA adjusted several routes across the region for improved connections with other buses and Metrolink trains. The Agency also adjusted various schedules to maintain on-time performance and service efficiency. Customers can look forward to a new-and-improved Route 31, which combines and replaced Route 35 to better serve Hemet, San Jacinto, Beaumont and Moreno Valley. And coming later in 2017, RTA will launch CommuterLink Express Route 200, with service from Riverside to Anaheim, and CommuterLink Express Route 205, which will connect Temecula with the Village at Orange. Details coming soon on when these new routes will begin.


ROUTE 54 | Say hello to a new way to get around downtown Riverside.

Riverside Transit Agency’s new Route 54 connects the Riverside Downtown Metrolink Station with popular destinations in downtown Riverside. Service runs Monday through Friday with six morning and six afternoon trips.

With frequent service and plenty of legroom, the Route 54 is designed with the commuter in mind. And best of all, it’s free.

Climb aboard for service from the Riverside Downtown Metrolink Station to Riverside City Hall, Riverside County Administration Center, U.S. District Court and Riverside Superior Court, as well as various destinations along Lemon Street, Main Street, Market Street, 14th Street and University Avenue.

With Metrolink’s recent expansion into Riverside, Moreno Valley and Perris, there’s never been a better time to ride public transit. Next time you catch the train, let RTA take you to the station.

Details on reverse. Plan your next trip at or by calling (951) 565-5002. 



Riverside Transit Agency

Riverside Offices
1825 Third Street
P.O. Box 59968
Riverside, CA 92517-1968
(951) 565-5000
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Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

Customer Information Center
(951) 565-5002
Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. 10 p.m. weekends.

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