Route 19 begins daily service this weekend to the annual event
RIVERSIDE, CA — October 1, 2013 — Beginning this weekend, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) will provide daily service to the Lake Perris Fairgrounds for the Southern California Fair, which runs from October 5-13.
During the nine-day event, fair-goers can catch Route 19 from the Perris Transit Center to the annual event featuring exhibits, entertainment, carnival rides and delicious food. Monday through Friday, buses will depart the Perris Transit Center every half hour beginning at 3:30 p.m. and leave the fairgrounds every hour until 11 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, buses will depart the Perris Transit Center every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. and leave the fairgrounds every hour until 11 p.m.
"RTA is always searching for ways to meet our customers' changing needs," said RTA Chairman of the Board Marion Ashley. "Our expanded service to the fairgrounds is another step in our efforts to offer world-class service and give our customers what they want."
Route 19's service to the fairgrounds will continue long after the fair ends. Beginning October 19, the route will resume weekend-only service to the fairgrounds where customers can attend the Perris Auto Speedway or maybe catch a rodeo or stock car race. Buses will depart the Perris Transit Center every half hour beginning at 1:30 p.m. and leave the fairgrounds every hour until 9 p.m.
Southern California Fair organizers say the new bus service is a great way to enhance the fair experience.
"We are so pleased that the Riverside Transit Agency is providing expanded bus service to the Southern California Fair," said fair CEO Lyndal Graff. "This service will give a growing number of people the opportunity to attend this world-class fair without the hassle of driving."
For fair information, call (951) 657-4221.
The Riverside Transit Agency provides public transportation for western Riverside County, operating 36 fixed routes, 8 commuter routes and Dial-A-Ride service. RTA's service area spans 2,500 square miles, the second largest in the nation. For bus route and schedule information call RTA at (951) 565-5002 or go to www.RiversideTransit.com.