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.

Murrieta’s Randon Lane unanimously chosen as new chair for RTA’s 42nd year

The Riverside Transit Agency’s (RTA) Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Murrieta City Council Member Randon Lane to lead the 22-member governing board for the upcoming year.

As chair, Lane 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. Lane, who has been on the Board since 2009 and served as first vice chairman in 2018, fills the position most recently held by Banning City Council Member Art Welch.

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.