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RapidLink Service Kickoff Event

RTA kicked off RapidLink service on August 25 with a special event in downtown Riverside that attracted dozens of people, including members of the public, stakeholders, transit leaders, and RTA Board members --- all of whom played a part in making this exciting new route a reality. Thank you for helping us introduce the next generation of RTA buses to our valued customers.



Bus Driver Hiring Event | Saturday, September 16

Get an interview and job offer the same day! 

Earn $16.40 - $25.23 Hourly.

Paid Training – No Experience Required - Great Benefits.

To receive a guaranteed appointment time, please complete the online application and bring your valid license and current DMV H6.

RTA will be holding on-site testing and qualified candidates may receive same-day interviews and job offers!

NOTE: Walk-ins will be welcome with valid driver license and current DMV H6 in hand! If you do not have an appointment time, walk-ins accepted 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

EVENT LOCATION: 1825 Third Street, Riverside 92507 | GET DIRECTIONS


  • Stable work history
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Excellent driving record
  • Ability to obtain (we train) and maintain a Class B Permit/License with endorsements

GREAT PAY AND BENEFITS: The Riverside Transit Agency offers an attractive benefits package. Hiring for part-time with full-time spots typically available within 6 months.

Coach Operators are union members and receive the following benefits:

Full Time Employees:

  • The Riverside Transit Agency contracts with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to administer the retirement benefits. The current benefit factor formula for all new hires is 2% at 62. Employees with previous CalPERS membership or membership with another employer who has established reciprocity with CalPERS may be eligible for the 2% at 55 benefit factor formula.
  • Retiree Medical available at minimal cost after 10 years of RTA full time service.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance available to employees at minimal cost with a contribution toward dependent coverage.
  • Life Insurance fully paid for employee.
  • Deferred Compensation Programs available.
  • Free Transportation Pass for employee and dependents.
  • Credit Union membership available
  • Direct Deposit available
  • Paid time off earned in 1st year: 2 weeks’ vacation, 8 floating holidays, 6 regular holidays, and 7 sick leave days.
  • Employee Assistance Program available for employee and immediate family members.

Part Time Employees:

  • California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) - Same as above.
  • Deferred Compensation programs available.
  • Free Transportation Pass available for employee and dependents.
  • Credit Union membership available.
  • Direct Deposit available.
  • Paid time off earned each year: 6 floating holidays.
  • Employee Assistance Program available for employee and immediate family members.



August 27 Service Change | What's New

On August 27, 2017, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) made changes to several routes to improve service, on-time performance and connections, as well as unveiled RapidLink Gold Line service between UC Riverside and Corona.

Routes 1, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, 33, 40, 42, 49, 204, 206, 208, 210 and 217

These routes experienced minor changes to weekday schedules to improve reliability and connections with other routes.

Routes 1, 13, 20, 23, 27, 29, 42, 49, 74 and 216

These routes experienced minor changes to weekend schedules to improve reliability and connections with other routes.

Route 14

Due to expected construction delays at the intersection of Barton Road and Interstate 215, Route 14 travels on new portions of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Barton Road in Grand Terrace and Loma Linda. Schedules are not a ected.

Looking ahead to the next service change:

RTA’s next service change will occur on Sunday, January 14, 2018.



This new route provides weekday express service between UC Riverside and Corona with buses arriving every 15 minutes during peak commuting hours. RapidLink travel times are up to 30 percent faster than Route 1, which travels along the same corridor. The general cost to ride is $1.50, the same as other RTA local bus routes, and all RTA passes are accepted as well as U-Pass, Go-Pass and City Pass. RapidLink comes with its own unique brand of buses and stops, and serves 14 locations along Magnolia and University avenues. Morning service starts at 5:30 a.m. with the last bus departing UCR and Corona Transit Center at 8:30 a.m. Afternoon service starts at 2:30 p.m. with the last bus departing UCR and Corona Transit Center at 5:30 p.m. Take advantage of free rides during the new route’s rst week of service!



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An Adobe Acrobat file 2017 August Ride Guide vWeb F01 5.29 MB


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An Adobe Acrobat file 2017 August System Map vWeb F01 312.66 KB


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.


Students Ride RTA Buses for Only 25¢ All Summer Long

Don’t sit at home and play video games this summer. Get out and have some fun with a little help from the Riverside Transit Agency. For the entire summer, RTA is offering all students, grades 1 through 12, 25-cent fares aboard any bus. Just  flash your student ID and ride for a quarter to the movies, the mall, the beach — anywhere we go, anytime we operate. And if you have a summer job, we’ll take you there too.


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. 10 p.m. weekends.

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