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211 VetLink: Connecting Veterans to their Community

Getting around town just got easier for thousands of area veterans. 

Say hello to 211VetLink, a premier source of travel information for veterans on the go. The resource is part of a partnership between 2-1-1 Riverside County, 2-1-1 San Bernardino County and a host of regional transportation agencies. Riverside Transit Agency is proud to be a partner in this important project that provides veterans (and non-veterans) with transportation options to community resources, medical appointments, job interviews, food, shelter and much more. The first of its kind for Southern California, this trip planner takes into consideration not only date and time of trip, but also any special accommodations the rider requires such as curb-to-curb service or driver assistance.

Don’t have access to internet? Plan your next trip by calling 2-1-1 to speak with a friendly community resource advisor in Riverside County or San Bernardino County. The information center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Riding the bus is easy for veterans. RTA offers discounted fares to veterans and active military members. To qualify, customers must show appropriate ID each time they board a bus. Accepted forms of identification include valid U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued ID card or a U.S. Uniformed Services ID card indicating retired status. Active duty military personnel must wear the appropriate uniform at the time of boarding or present to the driver a valid U.S. Unformed Services ID card indicating active service or a Common Access card indicating uniformed services or active duty.

For help planning your next bus trip with RTA, please contact RTA’s Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002. Thank you for your service. And thank you for riding the bus.



Transportation NOW

For Transportation NOW members, it's all about being part of the movement. The movement of people on buses and trains, that is.

Since our inception in 1992, Transportation NOW has been a proud advocate and enthusiastic supporter of public transportation in Riverside County. Our efforts have produced results that will last a lifetime, and ensure that bus and rail usage remains an integral part of this region for years to come.

Members of our grassroots group — ranging from elected officials to community activists to everyday transit users — are committed not only to addressing regional transportation issues but meeting the needs of our individual communities.

And with growing concern over crowded freeways, rising fuel costs and emphasis on finding cleaner and greener ways to get around, Transportation NOW is focused on the challenges that lie ahead and dedicated to making a real difference.

There's never been a better time to be part of the movement. For more information or to join a chapter, call Eric Ustation at (951) 565-5250 or email at [email protected].

2018 T-NOW Annual Meeting Gallery

MAKING A DIFFERENCE in your community

Mission Statement

To advocate for the support of public transportation as an essential component to communities; to support and lobby for funding; to raise awareness of the benefits to businesses and communities of environmentally sound, safe, and energy-efficient transportation alternatives; and to encourage the use of public transportation in western Riverside County.

Chapter Meeting Times and Locations:

The information below is each chapter's general meeting information. Meeting times and locations do change so please call (951) 565-5250 to confirm the meeting time and location for each meeting.

Greater Riverside | View current agenda
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 3:00 p.m.

Established in 2009, the Greater Riverside chapter actively works to serve and address the needs of a rapidly growing and diverse population. The chapter is working with area colleges and universities to promote public transit and relieve tra c congestion in our communities. Group members are committed to improving access to vital transit resources, enhancing community mobility, and ensuring that state and federal funding for public transit remains a priority.

Hemet/San Jacinto | View current agenda
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 1:00 p.m.

The Hemet/San Jacinto Area chapter is composed of public officials, schools district representatives, local business owners and members of the general public. The chapter focuses on improving connectivity to their region via bus, train, auto and bike. The chapter works with local jurisdictions to improve bus stop amenities and ensure safe travel for school-age children. Additionally, members are environmental stewards and work to advocate for environmentally friendly and sustainable transportation policies.

Moreno Valley/Perris | View current agenda
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m.

The Moreno Valley/Perris chapter takes education seriously. That's why the group is involved in focus groups and school campaigns to ensure students arrive to school safely. A steadfast lobbyist for public transit in one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation, this chapter routinely evaluates bus routes and administers surveys to gauge demand for public transit, which has enhanced service in communities that need it most.

Northwest | View current agenda
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 9 a.m.

This chapter's efforts to improve connectivity between bus and rail service help the residents of Corona, Norco, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley and surrounding communities. Members have successfully worked to help secure federal grant money for the advancement of public transit in the region. Plus, the group's participation in community events has educated countless individuals about the economic, environmental and personal benefits of riding public transportation.

San Gorgonio Pass Area | View current agenda
Meets first Thursday of the month, 12 noon

This chapter has long championed the cause for improved public transit in central Riverside County. Because everyone benefits from public transportation, this group is focused on educating various members of the community, especially senior citizens and youth. This chapter also studies public transit attitudes and trends to help improve bus connections locally and to other parts of the county.

Southwest | View current agenda
Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month, 12 noon

The Southwest chapter allows more people in Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar and Riverside County areas to get involved in an issue that affects everyone living in this region. The chapter's popularity is growing as members ranging from lawmakers to school district officials to everyday bus riders join the cause. Like other chapters, the Southwest group is committed to promoting bus and rail use, and educating others about the economic, environmental and personal benefits of public transportation.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of Transportation NOW typically meets quarterly and is comprised of the Chairpersons of the six individual chapters. The Executive Committee members discuss transportation issues from a regional perspective and help frames issues and guide actions of the individual chapters. View current agenda.

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Riverside Transit Agency

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1825 Third Street
P.O. Box 59968
Riverside, CA 92517-1968
(951) 565-5000
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