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RTA CEO RECEIVES STATEWIDE HONOR

California Transportation Foundation names Larry Rubio Manager of the Year

RIVERSIDE, CA — March 21, 2012 — The Riverside Transit Agency's (RTA) chief executive officer has been named Manager of the Year for 2011 by the California Transportation Foundation (CTF).

During 2011, RTA achieved a record 8.4 million boardings, and made a spectrum of customer service enhancements. Plus, the expansion of the Agency's hugely popular Go-Pass and U-Pass programs provided, for the first time, unlimited rides to more college students than any other transit agency in California.

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RTA JOINS TEMECULA TOY DRIVE

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Friday's "Spark of Love" toy drive is part of Winter Wonderland event

RIVERSIDE, CA — December 15, 2011 — Tomorrow, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) invites you to make the holiday season a little brighter for less fortunate children in our region.

On Friday, December 16, RTA will partner with Temecula firefighters and Pennypickle's Workshop (the Temecula Children's Museum) to stuff a trolley with donated toys for children ages 2 to 15. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted from 5 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. at the RTA trolley parked at the museum, 42081 Main Street in Old Town.

The toy drive is part of the museum's annual Winter Wonderland event where children of all ages are invited to play in real snow, visit the Snow Princess, take holiday portraits, make crafts, enjoy games and entertainment, and snack on s'mores and hot cocoa. The annual fundraising event is hosted by The Friends of the Temecula Children's Museum.

The museum's gift shop will provide one free admission pass for each toy purchased at $10 or more and donated to the "Spark of Love" toy drive.

"These donations will bring hope and joy to thousands of local children," said RTA Chairman of the Board Bob Buster. "This is a great opportunity to support your community and help those who need it the most."

The "Spark of Love Toy Drive Fund" was created in 2004 at the California Community Foundation to provide toys or sports equipment for underserved children during the holiday season in Southern California. With help from "Spark of Love Toy Drive" donors, partners and sponsors, more than 500,000 toys were collected last year.

"The spirit of giving has always been a major part of this event, and we are proud to offer this toy drive for another year," said Temecula City Councilman and RTA Board Member Jeff Comerchero. "I expect even greater participation this year as more members of the community get involved."

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.

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Share Your Transit Love Story

trnsitLoveValentine’s Day is just around the corner so we thought it would be a great time to ask RTA customers to share with us their stories about finding love on the bus. Did you meet that someone special or find your future spouse on the bus? If you have a story, please contact RTA at (951) 565-5172 no later than Monday, February 7 and your story could appear in a national publication.

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Federal Review Yields Positive Results

Triennial audit inspected 24 areas of service

RIVERSIDE, CA — July 22, 2010 — The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) got a thumbs-up from a major federal audit that inspected two dozen areas of operation.

This week, Board members reviewed and accepted the findings of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Triennial Review, which found the Agency in compliance with all 24 areas of inspection --- one more than the last review in 2007 --- including legal, procurement, employment practices, financial, maintenance, and safety and security.

The audit is required every three years for agencies such as RTA that apply for and receive federal grants.

“This positive report drives home the fact that RTA continues to perform at a high level and is making good use of taxpayer dollars,” said RTA Chairman of the Board Jeff Comerchero. “Providing exceptional service on the road wouldn’t be possible without a commitment to professional, prompt and customer-oriented service by everyone working at the Agency.”

During the months-long review, which lasted from December 2009 to June 2010, FTA officials met with RTA staff to discuss administrative and statutory requirements, review documents and inspect the Agency’s facilities. No deficiencies were found in any of the 24 areas of review, a rarity among these types of audits.

The Riverside Transit Agency provides public transportation for Western Riverside County, operating 37 fixed routes, 8 express 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 contact RTA at (800) 800-7821 or log on to our website at RiversideTransit.com.

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RTA Participates in “Spark of Love” Toy Drive

The November 26 event is part of the Festival of Lights Switch-on Ceremony

SparkOfLoveRIVERSIDE, CA — November 19, 2010 — The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) invites you to make the holiday season a little brighter for less fortunate children in your community.

On November 26, the Riverside Transit Agency, Channel ABC-7 and City of Riverside firefighters will stuff an RTA bus with donated toys for children of all ages. New, unwrapped toys or sports equipment will be accepted from 5 p.m. till 10 p.m. at the RTA bus parked at the Riverside Public Library parking lot off Orange Street across from the Mission Inn. This special event coincides with the Festival of Lights Switch-On Ceremony.

“RTA is proud of its tradition of supporting families and strengthening communities,” said RTA Chairman of the Board Jeff Comerchero. “This campaign gives us a chance to give direct help to those who need it most.”

The “Spark of Love Toy Drive Fund” was created in 2004 at the California Community Foundation to provide toys or sports equipment for underserved children during the holiday season in Southern California. With help from “Spark of Love Toy Drive” donors, partners and sponsors, more than 500,000 toys were collected last year. This year, ABC7 hopes to double this number.

For more information on the Spark of Love Toy Drive, contact Gale Schulte (951) 320-8106.

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