Rider Alerts

Rider Alerts

Your source for breaking news about detours, closures and schedule changes. For more information, contact the Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002. Click on the Rider Alerts headline to see a larger version of the images.

Sunday Service on Tuesday, July 4

On Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. The Customer Information Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and RTA's administrative offices will be closed.

On Monday, July 3, buses will operate regular schedules, administrative offices will be closed and the Customer Information Center will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information contact the Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002.

West Coast Thunder Bike Run to Prompt Bus Detours

Affected Route: 10, 11, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 27 and 31 

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, from approximately 9 a.m. till noon, bus routes that serve parts of Riverside, Moreno Valley and San Jacinto will experience temporary detours due to the West Coast Thunder Bike Run, which will affect travel on several area streets. Please note that RTA will also operate Sunday schedules during the holiday.

• In Riverside, the event will affect the Casa Blanca neighborhood, including portions of Horace Street, and Arlington, Indiana, Brockton and Lincoln Avenues. Also affected are the Canyon Crest, Orangecrest and Woodcrest neighborhoods, including portions of Wood Road, Alessandro Boulevard, Trautwein Road and Mission Grove Parkway.

• In Moreno Valley, those streets include Pigeon Pass Road, Centerpoint Drive and Sunnymead Boulevard.

• In San Jacinto, portions of Gilman Springs Drive and State Street will be affected. 

Rts 20, 22 | Riverside Bus Stop Relocated

Effective Sunday, May 14, the Route 20 westbound and Route 22 southbound bus stop on Mission Grove Parkway at Earhart Way will be permanently relocated about 600 feet east of its current location. See map for details.

Rt 19SB | Perris Bus Stop Relocated

Effective Sunday, May 14, the Route 19 southbound bus stop on Perris Boulevard near Rider Street will be permanently relocated about 400 feet north of its current location. See map for details.

Rt 13 | Riverside Bus Stop Temporarily Closed

The Route 13 bus stop at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Hulen Place near Path of Life Ministries in Riverside is temporarily closed as crews perform roadwork. The stop is expected to re-open mid-May. In the meantime, the closest stop is near the intersection of Chicago and Massachusetts avenues. See map for details. 

Rts 20, 31, 41 | Hospital Bus Stop Relocated

The bus stop serving routes 20, 31 and 41 at the Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley will be closed for construction from Wednesday, April 26 through Friday, April 28. Regular service will resume on Saturday, April 29. A temporary bus stop will be available during construction. See map for details. 

Bus Shelters to Get Upgrades

This spring, the Riverside Transit Agency is pleased to announce the enhancement of 25 bus shelters in Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Perris, Quail Valley, Riverside and Temecula. From March through May, these shelters will remain in service while crews renovate them with a fresh new look. Please note that that during construction, these stops will remain in service even though the shelters, bench and trash receptacles may be temporarily removed for up to three days.

IMPROVEMENT LOCATIONS

Riverside

• Arlington and Streeter avenues (both directions)
• Alessandro and Mission Grove (both directions)
• Streeter Avenue and Sierra Street (both directions)
• Lincoln Avenue and Jackson Street
• Wood Road and Van Buren Boulevard
• Streeter and Arlington avenues
• Central and De Anza avenues
• Trautwein Drive and Jesse Lane

Lake Elsinore • Graham Avenue and Langsta Street
• Lakeshore Drive and Matich Street
• Mission Trail and Diamond Drive
• Lake Elsinore Senior Center
• Mission Trail and Malaga Road
Temecula • Ynez and Winchester roads
Quail Valley • Palm and Newport drives
Perris • Fourth and G streets

 

Rt 1 | Riverside Bus Stop to Temporarily Close

On Tuesday, February 28 the Route 1 eastbound bus stop at the corner of Magnolia Avenue and McKinley Street is expected to temporarily close as crews perform upgrades. During the closure, a temporary stop will be open on the west side of the intersection.

Rt 54 | Operating Days Clarification

Please be advised that the new Ride Guide, effective January 8, contains an error on the operating days for Route 54. The route will not operate on weekends, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The route will operate on the following county holidays: Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Cesar Chavez Day, Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day. 

Rt 20 | Moreno Valley Bus Stop Relocated

Effective Sunday, February 12, the Route 20 timepoint #9 bus stop at the intersection of Iris Avenue and Peninsula Court will be permanently relocated to the intersection of Iris Avenue and Lasselle Street. Special trips that operate only when school is in session will continue to use the Iris-Peninsula stop. See map for details.

Track Your Bus with Your Phone or Computer

Wondering when the next bus will arrive? Grab your phone or logon to your computer and go to www.RTABus.com to view bus locations and arrival times at dozens of stops. BusWatch is free and easy to use on your computer, tablet or smartphone. The service includes the following routes: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 49, 204, 206 and 216 — with more routes and a BusWatch app coming soon.

BusWatch shows in real-time where buses are on a map and estimates when they will arrive at your stop. Don’t know your stop number? No problem. BusWatch signs are debuting this month in downtown Riverside --- with more locations coming soon — so customers can easily identify their four- digit stop numbers when using the service. 

Rt 1 | Corona Bus Stop Relocated

Effective Sunday, January 29, the Route 1 eastbound bus stop on W 6th Street near S Belle Avenue will be permanently relocated about 100 feet east of its current location. See map for details.

Riverside Festival to Prompt Detours on January 28

Several RTA bus routes will be detoured on Saturday, January 28 due to the annual Asian Pacific Lunar Festival in downtown Riverside. Various streets including Market Street and Mission Inn Avenue will be closed that day, prompting detours until approximately noon for routes 1, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 29 and Omnitrans 215.

Rt 12 | WB Loading Zones to Change at Galleria at Tyler

Beginning Sunday, January 8, westbound Route 12 buses serving the Galleria at Tyler Mall will no longer stop at Boarding Area B. They will instead stop at the new Boarding Area H, which is on Magnolia Avenue across the street from the the mall near Baker’s restaurant. See map for details.

Ride Guide Schedule Incorrect for Route 220

Please be advised that the new Ride Guide, effective January 8, contains an error on the SunLine CommuterLink Route 220 schedule. The correct times appear above as well as at bus stop kiosks and at RiversideTransit.com.

Route 31 and 35 to Combine on January 8

Please be advised that Routes 31 and 35 will be combined on January 8 to create a new Route 31. The new Route 31 is designed to provide more direct weekday service between Hemet, San Jacinto and Moreno Valley without the need to transfer. The new Route 31 will continue to operate on weekends between Sun Lakes Village in Banning and Hemet Valley Mall with improved connections with Route 27 at the mall. Route and schedule details are inside the new Ride Guide and at RiversideTransit.com.

Route 14 to Follow Temporary Detour

Due to road construction in Riverside, Route 14 will follow a detour from Wedneday, December 28 through Friday, December 30. During the detour, Route 14 will use portions of Spruce Street and Chicago and Columbia avenues to avoid the construction on Iowa Avenue. The route will resume its normal routing on Saturday, December 31.

Rts 1 & 15 | Riverside Bus Stops Relocated

Effective Sunday, December 18, the routes 1 and 15 eastbound bus stop on Magnolia Avenue near La Sierra Avenue as well as the Route 1 westbound stop on Magnolia Avenue near Melody Lane will be permanently relocated about 75 feet from their current locations. 

Holiday Events Prompt Temporary Detours

Some RTA buses will be on temporary detours this weekend in Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta and Temecula due to holiday events. 

Friday, December 2

TEMECULA: Buses will detour away from Jefferson Avenue and Old Town Temecula between Overland Drive and Santiago Road between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. due to the City of Temecula’s Electric Light Parade. Affected routes are 24 and 79.

Saturday, December 3

HEMET: Buses will detour away from Florida Avenue between Gilbert and Kirby streets between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. due to the City of Hemet’s Christmas Parade. Affected routes include 27, 31, 32, 42, 74 and 79.

LAKE ELSINORE: Buses will detour away from Main Street between Heald Avenue and Lakeshore Drive between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. due to the City of Lake Elsinore’s Winter Wonderland event. Affected route is Route 8.

MURRIETA: Buses will detour away from the Murrieta Senior Center on Juniper Street between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. due to the Holiday Hometown Parade. Affected route is Route 23. 

Ongoing Detour

TEMECULA: Buses will detour away from Main Street Town Square due to ongoing holiday festivities in Old Town near City Hall through Friday, January 6. Affected route is Route 79.

Rt 29 | RTA Installs Temporary Stops

Due to long-term construction on Limonite Avenue, Route 29 has temporarily discontinued service to stops between Etiwanda Avenue and Bain Street. In the meantime, RTA has created temporary stops on each side of Limonite Avenue near Etiwanda Avenue to serve the area.

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.

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(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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