Vehicle Transfer Program

Vehicle Transfer Program

RTA has a policy for transferring retired small and mid-size buses, trolleys and service trucks to registered 501c non-profit or service organizations, municipalities, county agencies and special districts. These vehicles have surpassed their useful life according to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines for RTA’s purposes, however, may still have worth to a recipient organization.

Qualifying organizations must be located within RTA’s service area, be a registered 501c non-profit/service organization, municipality, agency or special district, and must be financially able to accept and maintain the vehicle for a minimum of 1 year.

Interested organizations must submit an application, along with proof of their non-profit or other status. Applications are reviewed and approved periodically by RTA’s Board of Directors. Once approved, the applicant will be placed on a waitlist to receive an available vehicle.

Before you submit an application, it is important to understand the kind of vehicle you will be receiving, and, we encourage you to evaluate your ability to financially afford to use and maintain the vehicle. Please review the Vehicle Transfer Program Facts to Know before submitting your application.

The current estimated wait time to receive a vehicle is 1 to 2 years.

Applications can be downloaded and submitted to the Clerk of the Board by email at [email protected], by mail at P.O. Box 59968, Riverside, CA 92517-1968, or by fax at 951-565-5015.

Submission of an application does not guarantee receipt of a vehicle.

Filename Size
An Adobe Acrobat file Vehicle Transfer Application 101.4 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file VTP Facts to Know 102.7 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Policy for Transferring Title of Surplus Vehicles - Attachment A 30.09 KB

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. to 10 p.m. weekends.

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