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RTA’s Route 8 is experiencing delays and detours in Lake Elsinore due to the Holy Fire. Grand Avenue is closed between Lakeside High School and Ortega Highway, prompting detours to the route.
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The Route 3 bus stop at Norco College will be closed on Thursday, June 7 due to the annual commencement ceremony. A temporary bus stop will be available until 4 p.m. on the north side of the JFK Middle College High School’s Parking Lot #K off Third Street.
Affected Routes: 10, 14, 19, 20, 22, 27 and 41
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, from approximately 9 a.m. till 1 p.m., bus routes that serve parts of Riverside, Mead Valley and Perris will experience temporary detours due to the West Coast Thunder Bike Run, which will affect travel on several area streets. Please note that RTA will also operate Sunday schedules during the holiday.
CommuterLink Route 200 service to the San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center will be adjusted when the center closes during major holidays. On those days (listed below), Route 200 will stop on Rialto Avenue just outside the center.
Memorial Day: May 28
Independence Day: July 4
Labor Day: September 3
Thanksgiving Day: November 22
Christmas Day: December 25
New Year’s Day: January 1
RTA is proud to announce the creation of a new mobility hub at the Promenade Temecula. The project at the existing bus stop on Ring Road will increase the number of shelters and benches from one to three and add improved lighting and sidewalk upgrades. Construction will begin on May 13 and the new hub is expected to open by January 2019. During that time, buses will serve temporary stops near Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que (routes 55 and 79) and at the intersection of Ring Road and General Kearny Road (routes 202, 205, 206, 208 and 217). See map for details.
Effective May 13, CommuterLink Express Route 200’s Riverside-Downtown Metrolink Station stop will be moved from inside the station to outside the station at Bay F on Vine Street, and the La Sierra Metrolink Station stop will be moved from inside the station to outside the station on Indiana Ave. These changes are designed to reduce travel time while providing nearby access to rail connections and parking.
On Friday, April 20, eastbound Route 1 and eastbound RapidLink Gold Line will follow a detour in Riverside due to the closure of Magnolia Avenue between Jackson and Monroe streets. The detour will be in effect from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Northbound service will not be affected.
From Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22, southbound Route 79 will follow a detour in Old Town Temecula near City Hall due to a special event. Normal service will resume Monday, April 23.
On Friday, April 20, routes 1, 13 and 15 will be detoured in downtown Riverside beginning at 7 p.m. due to the Tamale Festival, which will close a portion of Market Street between 10th Street and University Avenue. The detour will be in effect through 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
Due to heavy traffic near the March Air Force Base, the Route 11 will follow a detour this weekend that avoids portions of Elsworth Street, Cactus Avenue and Riverside Drive. The detour will be effective Saturday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday April 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beginning Monday, March 12, all Route 217 weekday northbound trips will exit Rancho California Road instead of Winchester Road, and travel on Ynez Road to avoid traffic delays on Interstate 15. All afternoon and evening southbound trips will continue to use the same alternative routing with a stop at the intersection of Ynez Road and Motor Car Parkway. Schedules will not be affected.
This spring, the Riverside Transit Agency is pleased to announce the enhancement of 24 bus shelters in Eastvale, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Perris, Riverside, Temecula, Wildomar and Winchester. From March through June, these shelters will remain in service while crews renovate them with a fresh new look. Please note that during construction, these stops will remain in service even though the shelters, bench and trash receptacles may be temporarily removed for up to three days.
RTA bus routes will be detoured on Saturday, January 27 due to the annual Asian Pacific Lunar Festival in downtown Riverside. Various streets including Market Street and Mission Inn Avenue will be closed during that day, prompting detours for routes 1, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 29, 200 and Omnitrans 215.
Beginning Monday, January 15, two Route 8 bus stops in Lake Elsinore at the intersection of Gunnerson Street and Riverside Drive will be temporarily closed due to construction. Two alternative bus stops will be available approximately 300 feet away at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Richard Street. See map for route details.
Beginning Sunday, January 14, RTA will discontinue Route 202 and 206 direct service to the Murrieta Walmart due to space limitations. A nearby alternative stop will be approximately a half-mile north on Madison Avenue at Mulligan Family Fun Center. Route 23 will continue to serve the Walmart bus stop. See map for details.
Beginning Sunday, January 14, RTA will discontinue Route 8 and 23 direct service to the Wildomar Assisted Living Center. Nearby alternative Route 23 stops will remain at the intersection of Palomar Street and S. Pasadena Street. Connections between Route 8 and Route 23 are available at new stops at the intersection of Palomar Street and Elm Avenue. See map for details.
Beginning Sunday, January 14, RTA will close the bus stop at the intersection of University Avenue and Market Street which serves routes 14 and 29 westbound and routes 22 and 49 northbound. An alternative bus stop for these routes is approximately 100 feet south near Mezcal Mexican restaurant. In addition, routes 29 and 49 will be expanded south to serve the Riverside-Downtown Metrolink Station on Vine Street to boost connections with other bus routes and trains. See map for details.
Beginning Sunday, January 14, RTA will discontinue Route 216 and replace its service with two new routes. The Route 216, which serves Riverside, Corona and Orange, will be replaced by Route 200 (San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Anaheim) and Route 205 (Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Temescal Valley, Corona, Orange). As a reminder, the portion of the Route 205 between Corona and Orange is expected to launch January 29, pending a public hearing and RTA Governing Board approval. The portion of Route 205 between Temecula and Corona will begin operating January 14. Get details on the new routes inside the new Ride Guide and Service Change Guide, by visiting RiversideTransit.com or calling our Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002.
Beginning Sunday, December 10, southbound Route 27 will follow new routing in Romoland. The route will no longer travel on portions of Ethanac and Sherman roads and will instead use more portions of Interstate 215 and Highway 74. Three stops will be affected but schedule times will remain the same. See map for details.
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