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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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Annual Bus Ridership Hits All-Time Peak

RIVERSIDE, CA — January 21, 2015 — With 10 of the last 12 months breaking ridership records, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) announced today that its buses carried an unprecedented number of boardings in 2014.

A new report shows RTA buses carried more than 722,000 customers in December. Those numbers, coupled with the all-time record breaking month of October, brought RTA's annual total to 9.7 million boardings, a record for the 38-year-old agency. RTA's previous record was set a year ago when buses handled 9.3 million passenger trips.

"Each of these boardings represents a unique trip by a veteran or senior citizen headed to an appointment, or someone going to class, to a full-time job or to visit family or friends," said RTA Chairman of the Board Andrew Kotyuk. "These numbers are remarkable, and we are committed to continuing our efforts to give people a reason to ride."

Indeed, RTA continues to make improvements by boosting connectivity between routes, enhancing service to schools and Metrolink stations, and extending service to growing communities and popular destinations. Ridership is also getting a charge from Go-Pass and U-Pass programs at area colleges, including Cal Baptist University, La Sierra University, Moreno Valley College, Mt. San Jacinto College, Riverside City College and UC Riverside.

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Express Bus Service to Tom’s Farms and Dos Lagos

Express service now available to Dos Lagos and Tom's Farms.

The arrival of express bus service provides a better way to get around Corona and beyond. Earlier this year the Riverside Transit Agency unleashed CommuterLink Route 206 in the Temescal Valley with a new stops at Dos Lagos and Tom's Farms. 

With amenities like free Wi-Fi, USB chargers, plush seating, and luggage racks, this unique express route offers premium service to destinations in Corona, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta and Temecula.

Whether it's a lift to work, play, or a ride to the Corona Metrolink Station to distant destinations in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, CommuterLink Route 206 will change the way you think about public transit. And with a valid Metrolink ticket or pass your ride is free to and from the Metrolink Station. U-Pass and Go-Pass also accepted.

Ride the bus. It's better.

 

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony To Celebrate Upgrades At The Galleria At Tyler

RIVERSIDE, CA — October 28, 2014 — The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Thursday to celebrate the opening of six new Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) bus stops and shelters at the Galleria at Tyler.

The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Galleria at Tyler Transfer Station, 10260 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside.

The new modernized bus stops and shelters will go a long way in enhancing travel for the 4,100 customers who pass through there every day. Three of the new stops are on the mall access road, while the other three are just outside the mall on Magnolia Avenue. Other upgrades include solar lighting for enhanced customer safety and digital signs that display real-time bus arrival times.

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