Wildomar’s Bridgette Moore unanimously chosen as new chair through end of 2020

The Riverside Transit Agency’s (RTA) Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Wildomar City Council Member Bridgette Moore to lead the 22-member governing board through the end of 2020.

As chair, Moore will be responsible for leading the RTA Board in setting policy, guiding Agency priorities, conducting the Agency’s monthly Board meetings and representing RTA during public events. Moore, who has been on the Board since2010 and served as first vice chair in 2019, fills the position most recently held by Murrieta City Councilman Randon Lanewho prematurely departed the Board for an appointment with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“RTA is enjoying a period of amazing productivity,” Moore said, “and I am thrilled to be part of a team effort to blaze new trails and provide world-class service for our valued customers.”

RTA Board members also voted Norco Mayor Pro Tem Berwin Hanna as first vice chair through the end of 2020. A secondvice chair will be determined at a later date.

Since her arrival to the Board nearly a decade ago, Moore has been a vocal advocate for her home city and a major supporterfor enhancing public transportation across the region. In 2010, she was the first woman in Wildomar’s history to serve asmayor, a position she also held in 2016.

In addition to her responsibilities on the Board of Directors, Moore also sits on RTA’s Budget and Finance Committee.

Moore assumes leadership during a period of remarkable growth. RTA’s customers are benefitting from more weekend service, college students are reaping the rewards of flourishing free-ride programs, senior citizens and disabled customersare signing up for training sessions to ride the bus, and folks in Southwest County are celebrating the opening of a new transit hub at the Promenade Temecula.

RTA is also preparing to launch a new program this fall that will allow customers to pay fares with their phones.
“We have so many great things on the horizon,” Moore said. “It’s truly a great time to be a bus rider in Riverside County.”

RIVERSIDE, CA — September 5, 2019

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.

Next Thursday, RTA Board member Randon Lane will become first to ride all bus routes

Looking for someone who knows how to get around on the bus? Just ask Riverside Transit Agency Chairman Randon Lane. After all, he’s ridden on virtually every bus route. All 48 of them. Both ways.

Lane’s public transportation odyssey — which has stretched from his home city of Murrieta to San Bernardino, from Corona to Escondido, Riverside to Disneyland, and everything in between — comes to an end next Thursday, January 24 when his Route 10 bus stops at RTA headquarters in Riverside.