RTA salutes the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price to serve our country. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, buses will not operate, and the Customer Information Center and administrative offices will be closed. Regular service resumes Tuesday, May 31.

On May 26, RTA will hold a public hearing for the Agency’s proposed FY23 Budget and FY23-FY25 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). The hearing will be held at 2 p.m.  at the RTA Board of Directors meeting at the County of Riverside Administrative Building, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 4080 Lemon Street, in Riverside.

To view and comment on the proposed budget and service plan, click here or come in person to RTA headquarters at 1825 Third Street in Riverside. Comments may be submitted at the May 26 Board meeting or prior to the meeting by phone at (951) 565-5002, e-mail at or standard mail at 1825 Third Street, Riverside, CA 92507, attention Director of Planning and Chief Financial Officer.

Any person who requires a translation into a language other than English in order to participate in the meeting should contact RTA at (951) 565-5002 no fewer than two business days prior to this meeting to enable RTA to make reasonable arrangements to assure a translator at this meeting.

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Affected Routes: 1, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 27, 28, 31, 32, 49, 74, 79 and 200.

Beginning May 8, RTA adjusted schedules to meet school bell times, improve connections and maintain on-time performance and overall efficiency.

ROUTE 1: Weekday eastbound trips departing from Smith & Sixth at 3:32 a.m., 5:13 a.m., 5:34 a.m., 6:37 a.m. and 7:10 a.m. have been adjusted to depart up to 15 minutes earlier to enhance connections and on-time performance. The westbound trip departing from UCR at Bannockburn at 6:20 a.m. now departs at 6:15 a.m. Weekend schedules have been adjusted to improve on-time performance. Route 1 eastbound has been moved from Bay F to Bay H at the Corona Transit Center.

ROUTE 8: Weekend counterclockwise trip departing from the Lake Elsinore Outlet Center at 7:52 a.m. has been adjusted to depart at 7:57 a.m.

ROUTE 11: Weekend schedules have been adjusted to improve on-time performance.

ROUTE 13: Weekday eastbound trips departing from the Galleria at Tyler at 9:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. have been adjusted to depart five minutes later at 9:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. respectively. The noon westbound trip departing from the Hunter Park/UCR Metrolink Station now departs at 11:54 a.m.

ROUTE 14: Weekday eastbound trips departing from the Galleria at Tyler at 1:35 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. have been adjusted to depart at 1:28 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. respectively. Westbound trips departing from the Loma Linda VA Hospital at 10:05 a.m., 4:05 p.m. and 5:05 p.m. now depart at 10 a.m., 4:13 p.m. and 5:08 p.m. respectively.

ROUTE 15: Weekday schedules have been adjusted to improve on-time performance and meet bell times at La Sierra High School. Eastbound trips departing from the Galleria at Tyler at 5:25 a.m. and 8:16 p.m. now depart at 5:15 a.m. and 8:21 p.m. respectively. Westbound trips departing from the Riverside- Downtown Metrolink Station at 4 a.m., 6:35 a.m. and 6:55 p.m. now depart at 3:50 a.m., 6:25 a.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.

ROUTE 16: Weekday and weekend schedules have been adjusted to improve on-time performance.

ROUTE 18: All weekday trips departing from the Moreno Valley Mall after 2:35 p.m. have been adjusted to depart 10 minutes later. Some schedules have been adjusted to coordinate with bell times at Vista Heights Middle School and Canyon Springs High School.

ROUTE 19: The weekday northbound trip departing from the Perris Station Transit Center at 7:28 a.m. has been adjusted to depart at 7:25 a.m. to better connect with southbound Route 31 at the Moreno Valley Senior Center. The weekday northbound trip departing from the Perris Station Transit Center at 8:22 a.m. now departs at 8:29 a.m. The weekday southbound trip departing from the Moreno Valley Mall at n2:38 p.m. has been adjusted to depart at 2:35 p.m.

ROUTE 20: Weekday eastbound trips departing from Magnolia and Elizabeth at 12:35 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. have been adjusted to depart at 12:33 p.m. and 6:33 p.m. respectively. Westbound trips departing from Iris and Lasselle at 1:05 p.m. and 5:03 p.m. now depart at 1:09 p.m. and 5:06 p.m. respectively.

ROUTE 22: All northbound weekday trips have been adjusted slightly to improve on-time performance.

ROUTE 27: The weekday northbound trips departing from the Perris Station Transit Center at 8:10 a.m. and 5:05 p.m. have been adjusted to depart at 8:15 a.m. and 5:10 p.m., respectively. The southbound trip departing Galleria at Tyler at 4:40 p.m. has been adjusted to depart at 4:45 p.m. Some weekend schedules have been adjusted to improve on-time performance.

ROUTE 28: Weekday eastbound trips departing from the Perris Station Transit Center at 6:06 p.m., 6:46 p.m., 7:24 p.m. and 7:57 p.m. now depart six minutes earlier at 6 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:18 p.m. and 7:51 p.m. respectively. The westbound trip departing Lincoln and Florida at 4:41 a.m. now departs five minutes later at 4:46 a.m.

ROUTE 31: Weekday schedules have been adjusted to improve on-time performance. The northbound trip departing the Hemet Valley Mall at 7:20 a.m. has been adjusted to depart at 7:15 a.m. The weekend southbound trip departing the Moreno Valley Mall at 3:11 p.m. has been adjusted to depart at 3:08 p.m.

ROUTE 32: The weekday northbound trip departing the Hemet Valley Mall at 5:35 p.m. has been adjusted to depart at 5:40 p.m. The weekend southbound trip departing from Mt. San Jacinto College’s San Jacinto Campus at 9:21 a.m. has been adjusted to depart at 9:23 a.m.

ROUTE 49: Weekday eastbound trips departing from Banana and Cherry at 5:52 a.m. and 6:50 a.m. have been adjusted to depart at 5:45 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. respectively. All eastbound trips departing from Banana and Cherry after 1:57 p.m. have been adjusted to depart 11 minutes later. Westbound trips departing from Riverside-Downtown Metrolink Station at 6:45 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. now depart at 6:40 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. respectively. All westbound trips departing from the Riverside- Downtown Metrolink Station after 1:55 p.m. have been adjusted to depart 11 minutes later. Weekday schedules have also be adjusted to coordinate with bell times at Patriot High School.

ROUTE 74: Weekday schedule adjustments have been made to improve on-time performance. The eastbound trip departing from the Perris Station Transit Center at 6:50 a.m. has been adjusted to depart at 6:45 a.m.

ROUTE 79: Weekday schedule adjustments have been made to improve on-time performance. The southbound trip departing from Simpson and Winchester at 6:20 a.m. has been discontinued. The southbound trips departing from Mt. San Jacinto College’s San Jacinto Campus at 5:40 a.m. and 7:10 a.m. have been adjusted to depart at 5:35 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.

ROUTE 200: Weekday eastbound trips departing Disneyland at 7:55 a.m., 3:20 p.m. and 6:16 p.m. have been adjusted to depart at 7:50 a.m., 3:22 p.m. and 6:22 p.m. respectively.

RTA will no longer enforce mask wearing on the bus or at transportation centers.

Effective immediately, masks will be recommended but not required on RTA routes. This change comes as a result of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) recent decision to suspend mask enforcement on public transit nationwide. 

RTA’s mask requirement, which has been in place since spring 2020, has been based on federal regulations and the fact that safety is our number one priority. RTA thanks everyone for their commitment to safety and following the regulations for the last two years. 

It’s important to know the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is encouraging public transit users to continue wearing a mask.

While RTA passengers and employees are no longer required to wear masks on board the bus, masks are welcome and remain an important preventive measure against COVID-19. Anyone needing or choosing to wear one is encouraged to do so.

More than 50 people, including members of the RTA Board of Directors, city and county lawmakers and community partners, attended the April 8 groundbreaking ceremony for the Vine Street Mobility Hub. That means construction has officially begun on the hub, which is expected to open in the spring of 2023 with 16 bus bays, a community plaza, shade structures and plenty of greenspace. There will also be attractive amenities like seating areas, information kiosks and real-time messaging signs so people can know exactly when their next bus will arrive. While the project itself is something to marvel at, it’s also important to know that projects like the Vine Street Mobility Hub are part of a broader vision for a thriving, prospering and dynamic community. During the groundbreaking, RTA’s Chairman of the Board Zak Schwank said the future mobility hub — and others like it in Perris, Temecula, and Corona — are helping RTA create a transit system that will enrich our quality of life for years to come. “During a particularly dark period in our nation’s history, it’s always uplifting to be part of something new,” he said. “When this hub opens, it will propel our ongoing efforts to connect people with their jobs, with their schools, with their families and loved ones.”

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