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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.

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WHAT’S NEW JANUARY 2017

 

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.

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Students Ride for only 25¢ During Winter Break

QUARTER RIDES AVAILABLE DECEMBER 18, 2016 TO JANUARY 8, 2017

Don’t sit at home and binge watch shows this winter break. Get out and have some fun with a little help from the Riverside Transit Agency. In celebration of winter break, 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, to a friend’s house — anywhere we go, anytime we operate. And if you have a seasonal job, we’ll take you there too.

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Need a Lift to the Festival of Lights?

Climb aboard a FREE shuttle from the Riverside-Downtown Metrolink Station to the sights and sounds of the annual festival. The RTA shuttle will operate Fridays and Saturdays during the four-week event, offering afternoon and evening service from the train station to Orange Street, just steps from the historic Mission Inn.

The shuttle runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with service every 15 minutes. The shuttle is open to the public, including Metrolink riders and visitors who park their cars at the train station.

If you need to catch a train after the event, be sure to allow enough time to return to the station. Buses depart the Orange Street bus stop every 15 minutes so

be sure to board no later than 8:45 p.m. to catch the last westbound train, departing at 9:15 p.m., and no later than 9 p.m. to catch the last southbound train, which departs at 9:30 p.m. 

KEY TRAIN ARRIVALS TO THE RIVERSIDE-DOWNTOWN METROLINK STATION

Eastbound from Los Angeles-Corona-La Sierra Stations: Arriving Fridays at 5:03 p.m. & Saturdays at 4:52 p.m.

Northbound from Perris-Moreno Valley-Hunter Park Stations: Arriving Fridays & Saturdays at 4:40 p.m.

KEY TRAIN DEPARTURES FROM THE RIVERSIDE-DOWNTOWN METROLINK STATION

Westbound to La Sierra-Corona-Los Angeles Stations: Trains depart Fridays at 6:07 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., Saturdays at 9:15 p.m. 

Southbound to Hunter Park-Moreno Valley-Perris Stations: Trains depart Fridays at 6:55 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.

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Holiday Schedule | Free Rides New Year's Eve

Free Rides on New Year's Eve. Bus Service on New Year's Day.

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, buses will operate regular schedules and RTA will offer free rides to passengers after 2:30 p.m. on all fixed-route buses. It’s our way of providing a safe transportation alternative during the holiday and saying thank you to our customers for their year-round patronage. Enjoy celebrating the holiday and let RTA get you home safely.

On New Year’s Day, January 1, buses will operate on a Sunday schedule, the Customer Information Center will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and administrative offices will be closed. On January 2, buses will operate regular service, the Customer Information Center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and administrative offices will be closed.

 

Holiday Schedule

The holidays are here and that means RTA bus schedules and office hours are subject to change. New this year, RTA is pleased to offer Sunday service on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Please see the schedule below for details.

Wednesday, November 23 – Day before Thanksgiving

Buses will operate regular schedules. Customer Information Center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will close at 12 noon.

Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Day

Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Customer Information Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will be closed.

Friday, November 25 – Day after Thanksgiving

Buses will operate regular schedules. Customer Information Center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will be closed.

 

Friday, December 23 – Day before Holiday Weekend

Buses will operate regular schedules. Customer Information Center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will close at 12 noon.

Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve

Buses will operate regular schedules. Customer Information Center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will be closed.

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day

Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Customer Information Center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will be closed.

Monday, December 26 – Day after Christmas

Buses will operate regular schedules. Customer Information Center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will be closed.

 

Friday, December 30 – Day before Holiday Weekend

Buses will operate regular schedules. Customer Information Center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will close at 12 noon.

Saturday, December 31 - New Year's Eve

Buses will operate regular schedules. Free rides on all fixed route buses after 2:30 p.m. Customer Information Center will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will be closed.

Sunday, January 1 - New Year's Day

Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Customer Information Center will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will be closed.

Monday, January 2 – Day after New Year’s Day

Buses will operate regular schedules. Customer Information Center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA's administrative offices will be closed.

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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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