The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) was established as a Joint Powers Agency on August 15, 1975 and began operating bus service on March 16, 1977. RTA is the Consolidated Transportation Service Agency for western Riverside County and is responsible for coordinating transit services throughout the approximate 2,500 square mile service area, providing driver training, assistance with grant applications and development of Short Range Transit Plans (SRTPs).
RTA provides both local and regional services throughout the region with 32 local routes, three CommuterLink express routes, on-demand GoMicro microtransit service and Dial-A-Ride services using 277 vehicles. In the cities of Corona, Beaumont and Banning, RTA coordinates regional services with municipal transit systems. In Riverside, RTA coordinates with the city's Riverside Special Services, which provides ADA complementary service to RTA's fixed-route services.
The Riverside Transit Agency, Riverside County's multi-modal transportation provider, shall provide for a variety of transportation needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner for all the residents of our member communities. The Agency is committed to providing safe, reliable, courteous, accessible, and user-friendly services to our customers.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
RTA is governed by a board of directors comprised of 22 elected officials from 18 cities in western Riverside County and four members of the County Board of Supervisors.
The member jurisdictions include the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Corona, Eastvale, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Menifee, Murrieta, Norco, Perris, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula, Wildomar and the unincorporated areas of Riverside County Supervisorial Districts I, II, III and V.
CLEAN FUEL BUSES
Transportation plays a pivotal roll in continuing to enhance our environment. Bus service, in and of itself, improves air quality by giving the public and alternative to driving their cars. The air-quality benefit of transit is enhanced with the use of cleaner, low-emission buses. RTA continues its commitment to promoting cleaner air in our community by operating CNG buses. Because of extensive investment in CNG technology and fueling stations in Riverside and Hemet, RTA has become a fueling station for CNG vehicles operated by several agencies including Omnitrans and the City of Riverside.
FINANCIALS: PROJECTED FISCAL YEAR 2023
Serving a population of more than one million, RTA is largely funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Transportation Development Act (TDA), the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ).