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Students Ride for Only 25¢ This Winter Break

QUARTER RIDES AVAILABLE DECEMBER 15, 2017 TO JANUARY 7, 2018

There’s never been a better time to be a young bus rider.

Back by popular demand, the Riverside Transit Agency is rolling out a special 25-cent fare for students who ride between December 15 and January 7. Students in grades 1-12 simply flash their school ID to ride for a quarter to the movies, the mall, a friend’s house — anywhere RTA buses goes, anytime they operate. And if you have a seasonal job, we’ll take you there too.

Plus, with comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi service and USB ports, there’s never been a better time to ride the bus. Show up in style, not in Mom’s minivan.

Parents, rest assured that we’ll get your kids where they need to go safely. With trained drivers and a clean environment, customer safety is our number one priority.

Planning your trip is easy. Download the free BusWatch app or contact the Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002. We’re open until 10 p.m. every day. 

Below are just some of the cool things you can do this winterGetting to and from the stop may require a short walk, skateboard or bike ride. And yes, you can take your bike or skateboard on the bus. 

HERE’S THE DEAL

Students ride for a quarter from December 15 to January 7. To ride for a quarter, students in grades 1-12 just need to show a school-issued student ID card from the most recent school year, an RTA Youth ID card, or a California driver’s license or state ID showing the student is under 19.

Corona
Dos Lagos 206
Tom’s Farms 206
Pole Position Raceway 1, RapidLink Gold Line
Eastvale
Edwards Eastvale Gateway 14 3
Hemet
AMF Hemet Lanes 27, 74, 79
Fingerprints Youth Museum 2733427479
Hemet Valley Mall 27, 31, 32, 33, 42, 74, 79, 212, 217
Regal Cinemas Hemet 12 27, 32, 33, 42, 74, 79
Jurupa Valley
Adams Motorsports Park 29
Cove Water Park 49
Jurupa 14 Cinema 29
Jurupa Mountain Discovery Center 49
Rubidoux Drive-In Theater Swap Meet 49
Lake Elsinore
Diamond Stadium 8, 40
Outlet Center 8, 22, 206
Pins 'N Pockets 8
Menifee
Audi Murphy State Park 40
Menifee Countryside Marketplace 61, 74
Menifee Town Center 61, 74
Moreno Valley
Hanger Trampoline Park 16
Moreno Valley Mall/Harkins 16/ Round 1 Bowling 11, 16, 18, 19, 2631, 208, 210
Regency Theatres 11, 16, 18, 26
Moreno Valley Brunswick Bowl 19, 35
Murrieta
 Aerosport Trampoline Park 23
Brunswick Bowl 23
Cal Oaks Plaza 23
Mulligan Family Fun Center 23
Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks 17 23
Norco
Brunswick Bowl 3
Silverlakes Sports Complex 3
Perris
Big League Dreams 27
Lake Perris Fairgrounds 19
Perris 10 Theatres 19, 27, 30
Orange Empire Railway Museum 30
Perris Valley Skydiving 3074
Riverside
AMF Riverside Bowling Lanes 15
Arlington Bowling Lanes 15
California Citrus State Historic Park 27
Canyon Crest Towne Center 16
Castle Park 115
Downtown Riverside 1, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 29, 49, 50204, 208, 210, 212, 216, RapidLink Gold Line
Fairmount Park 29
Fox Performing Arts Center 1, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 29, 49, 204, 208, 210, 212, 216RapidLink Gold Line
Galleria at Tyler 11012131415, 21, 27, 216
Getaway Café and The Sub Station at UC Riverside 1, 204RapidLink Gold Line
Hangar 18 15
John’s Incredible Pizza Company 1626
LA Kings Icetown 112131415
Lorenzi Sports Complex 12
Mission Grove Theater 20, 2226
Mount Rubidoux Park 49
Regency/UltrastarTheaters University Village 1, 14, 16, 52, 204RapidLink Gold Line
Riverside Art Museum 11012131415222949204208210212216RapidLink Gold Line
Riverside Metropolitan Museum 11012131415222949204208210212216RapidLink Gold Line
Riverside Plaza/Regal 16 1, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20RapidLink Gold Line
Riverside Sports Center, UCR 1, 10, 52RapidLink Gold Line
Sky Zone 12
UCR Botanical Gardens 10RapidLink Gold Line
University Village 1, 14, 16, 52, 204RapidLink Gold Line
San Jacinto
Regal Cinemas San Jacinto Metro 12 32
San Jacinto Library 32, 74
Valley-Wide Regional Park 21, 42, 212, 217
Temecula
Duck Pond 24
Old Town 24, 79
Promenade Mall 23, 24, 61, 79, 202, 206208, 217
Temecula Bowling Lanes 79
Wildomar  
Marna O'Brien Park 8
   
Oceanside
Oceanside Beach 202
Ontario
Ontario Mills Mall 204
Orange County
Village at Orange 216
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Holiday Hours

The holidays are here and that means RTA bus schedules and office hours are subject to change. RTA is pleased to offer Sunday service on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Please see the schedule below for details.

Friday, December 22 – Day before Holiday Weekend
Buses will operate regular schedules. Customer Information Center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA’s administrative offices will close at 12 noon.

Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
Buses will operate regular schedules. Customer Information Center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. RTA’s administrative offices will be closed.

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Customer Information Center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. RTA’s administrative offices will be closed.

Friday, December 29 – Day before Holiday Weekend
Buses will operate regular schedules. Customer Information Center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA’s administrative offices will close at 12 noon.

Sunday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
Buses will operate regular schedules. Free rides on all fixed route buses after 2:30 p.m. Customer Information Center will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA’s administrative offices will be closed.

Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Customer Information Center will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA’s administrative offices will be closed.

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BusWatch Signs Debuting at All Stops

More than 2,500 Riverside Transit Agency bus stops will get a new look this fall and winter. RTA expects to complete the installation of BusWatch information signs at all stops by the end of the year, giving each location its own four-digit number, which will come in handy for customers using BusWatch to get real-time bus arrival information. To use the service, customers simply download the BusWatch app, use RTA’s Track by Text feature, or go to RTAbus.com.

buswatch sign closeup

 

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Need a Lift to the Festival of Lights?

Climb aboard a free shuttle from the Riverside-Downtown Metrolink Station to the sights and sounds of the annual festival in downtown Riverside. The RTA shuttle will operate Fridays and Saturdays during the four-week event, offering afternoon and evening service from the train station to Orange Street, just steps from the historic Mission Inn. The shuttle runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with service every 15 minutes or less. The shuttle is open to the public, including Metrolink riders and visitors who park their cars at the train station. For Metrolink train information, visit www.MetrolinkTrains.com/FOL

FOL Map 17 12080

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Free Rides on New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, RTA will offer free rides to passengers after 2:30 p.m. on all fixed-routes. It’s our way of providing a safe transportation alternative during the holiday and saying thank you to our customers for their year-round patronage.

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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.

 

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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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