Service change would affect 40 routes, beginning September
Get ready for a new bus route, better service frequency and improved connections for bus service in Riverside County and beyond. That’s the message Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) is telling its customers as it prepares kick off a wave of improvements in September. Another round of changes would come in January 2020.
In all, the proposed changes will target 40 bus routes, enhancing service by removing unproductive trips, improving connections, reliability and on-time performance. RTA will hold a series of public meetings April 23 and 24 to solicit community feedback on the changes before they are presented ― as part of the proposed Short Range Transit Plan and FY20 budget ― to the RTA Governing Board for consideration on May 23. Details of those meetings can be found online.
Perhaps the most significant improvement is the introduction of Route 4 with service connecting Corona, Norco and Eastvale. The route, debuting in January 2020, would operate every 50 minutes on weekdays. RTA would also boost Route 1’s weekend service frequency from the current 30 minutes to every 15 minutes. Plus, customers who ride RTA’s CommuterLink express routes 204, 206, 208 and 217 would benefit from a flurry of additional trips during the day.