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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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Regular Service on Veterans Day

RTA salutes all veterans who served our country with honor and distinction. On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, buses will operate regular service.

For detailed route and schedule information contact the Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002.

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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 RiversideTransit.com or by calling (951) 565-5002. 

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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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