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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.

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Get out and enjoy summer. Ride the bus.

Need something to do during summer break? Don’t sit at home and play video games. Stop bugging Mom and get out and have some fun. And you don’t need a car to do it. Riverside Transit Agency can give you a ride to dozens of fun destinations. Below is a partial list of things you can do. Some require a short walk, skateboard or bike ride. Heck, you could use a little exercise anyway. Remember, all buses are equipped with bike racks and some even come with free Wi-Fi and USB charging ports. 

A 30-day pass is only $35 and provides unlimited rides on all local fixed-route buses. That’s less than $1.20 per day. The 30-day pass also gives you discounts at popular area restaurants and stores that are in the PowerPass Program.

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Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit.

On June 18 you could get a free breakfast and lunch at Baker’s for riding the bus.

Dump the Pump Day is Thursday, June 18. On that day, RTA will join 99.1 KGGI for a special live remote broadcast at the Riverside Plaza from noon till 2 p.m. The first 99 people at the event who flash their RTA bus pass get Be Our Guest cards for a free breakfast and lunch at any Baker’s Drive-Thru. The giveaways are part of a national event that highlights the benefits of public transportation as a way to save money and a great alternative to driving.

Check out the fuel savings calculator and see how much you could be saving by riding the bus.

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Moreno Valley Student Wins iPad Air

Congratulations to Marie Vaughn of Moreno Valley who won an iPad Air just for riding the bus. RTA’s eight-week radio campaign, which concluded May 2, included partnerships with KGGI 99.1 FM, KOLA 99.9 FM, KRQB 96.1 FM and K-FROG 95.1.The effort featured bus ride-alongs by on-air personalities, live remotes and contests to win prizes, including iPads.

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UC Riverside Student Wins iPad Air

Congratulations to UC Riverside student Jamaya Clay who earned a brand-new iPad Air as part of RTA’s eight week-radio campaign with several local radio stations. She was the Earth Day winner. Jamaya, who is studying sociology, says she doesn’t have a car and relies on RTA buses nearly every day to get around town. Thank you for riding the bus!

Students like Jamaya get unlimited rides on RTA buses thanks to the successful Go-Pass and U-Pass programs, which encompass six partner schools: Cal Baptist University, La SierraUniversity, Moreno Valley College, Mt. San Jacinto College, Riverside City College and UC RiversideLast year, the program generated more than 1.5 million student boardings.

RTA’s radio campaign continues through May 2 and includes partnerships with KGGI 99.1 FM, KOLA 99.9 FM, KRQB 96.1 FM and K-FROG 95.1.The effort includes bus ride-alongs by on-air personalities, live remotes and contests to win prizes, including iPads.

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April 9, 2015: Join Us To Help Improve Public Transportation Nationwide

Stand Up 4 Transportation Day will occur on April 9, 2015 as transportation advocates throughout the country speak out about the need for the federal government to properly fund transportation and transit projects. It is imperative that sufficient funding be allocated so that America can once again properly invest in the infrastructure that makes our nation great.

The Riverside Transit Agency is proud to partner with the American Public Transportation Association and transit advocates nationwide to highlight and promote the need for a long-term, sustainable, and fully funded federal transportation funding bill.

More information on how you can participate will follow, but until then please click here for more information.

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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. to 10 p.m. weekends.

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