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.

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 Festival to Prompt Detours on November 25

Several RTA bus routes will be detoured on Friday, November 25 due to the annual Festival of Lights ceremony in downtown Riverside. Mission Inn and University avenues will be closed from 6 a.m. till midnight, prompting detours for routes 1, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 22, 54, 204, 208, 210/220, 212, 215, 216. The following three stops will not be served during the day-long detour of those routes: University and Market, University and Lemon, and Orange and Tenth.

Riverside Bus Stop to Temporarily Close

From Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18, the westbound bus stop at the corner of 14th Street and Magnolia Avenue is expected to temporarily close as crews perform upgrades. During the closure, the nearest stop for routes 1, 13, 15 and 50 is at the corner of 12th and Market streets. 

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.

New Bus Stops to Open Nov. 13 in Downtown Riverside

Beginning Sunday, November 13, RTA will open new bus stops in downtown Riverside. The new stop on Brockton Avenue will be served by Route 14. The new stop on Lemon Street will be served by routes 10, 12, 13, 54, 208, 210, 212 and SunLine 220, and replace two nearby stops on the same street. At the same time, RTA will permanently close a bus stop at the intersection of Market and 14th streets due to the recently upgraded stops at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and 15th Street and Market and 12th streets, serving routes 1, 13, 15 and 50.

Magnolia Avenue Bus Stop to Temporarily Close

From Tuesday, November 1 through Thursday, November 3, the eastbound bus stop for routes 1, 13, 14 and 15 at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Sunnyside Drive is expected to temporarily close as crews perform upgrades. The stop is expected to reopen Friday, November 4. The nearest bus stop for eastbound buses is at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Elizabeth Street.

Rt 31 | To Follow Long-Term Detour on Gilman Springs

Beginning Monday, November 7, Route 31 will follow a long-term detour in San Jacinto due to road construction on Gilman Springs Road between State Street and Highway 79. The detour is expected to end by late December.

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Riverside, CA 92517-1968
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