Annual Bus Ridership Hits All-Time Peak
Agency reached record 9.7 million boardings in 2014
RIVERSIDE, CA — January 21, 2015 — With 10 of the last 12 months breaking ridership records, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) announced today that its buses carried an unprecedented number of boardings in 2014.
A new report shows RTA buses carried more than 722,000 customers in December. Those numbers, coupled with the all-time record breaking month of October, brought RTA's annual total to 9.7 million boardings, a record for the 38-year-old agency. RTA's previous record was set a year ago when buses handled 9.3 million passenger trips.
"Each of these boardings represents a unique trip by a veteran or senior citizen headed to an appointment, or someone going to class, to a full-time job or to visit family or friends," said RTA Chairman of the Board Andrew Kotyuk. "These numbers are remarkable, and we are committed to continuing our efforts to give people a reason to ride."
Indeed, RTA continues to make improvements by boosting connectivity between routes, enhancing service to schools and Metrolink stations, and extending service to growing communities and popular destinations. Ridership is also getting a charge from Go-Pass and U-Pass programs at area colleges, including Cal Baptist University, La Sierra University, Moreno Valley College, Mt. San Jacinto College, Riverside City College and UC Riverside.
Community To Stuff Bus For Youth In Crisis
The November 6 event will fill an RTA bus to capacity with enough donations to last a year
RIVERSIDE, CA — November 4, 2014 — Want to help a child in need? Then stuff a bus. That's the message Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) and Operation SafeHouse are giving in the days leading up to their annual gift- giving, bus-packing event on Thursday, November 6.
For the sixth year in a row, RTA and Operation SafeHouse are teaming up for the annual "Stuff the Bus" event, which will fill a 40-foot bus to capacity with donated non-perishable food, linens, toiletries and other items for the non-profit group that helps at-risk and in-crisis youth.
This year's event will take place at several locations across the region from 1 p.m. till 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted aboard an RTA bus at Canyon Crest Towne Centre, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive (1 p.m.), Riverside County Administrative Building, 4080 Lemon St. (2 p.m.), Riverside City Hall, 3900 Main St. (3 p.m.) and Riverside Plaza, 3535 Riverside Plaza Dr. (4 - 7 p.m.).
RTA Bus Boardings Hit All-Time Peak
Agency reached record 9.5 million boardings in Fiscal Year 2014
RIVERSIDE, CA — August 6, 2014 — With nine of the last 12 months breaking ridership records, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) announced today that its buses carried an unprecedented number of boardings in Fiscal Year 2014.
A new report shows RTA buses carried more than 9.5 million boardings, an all-time high for the 37-year-old agency. RTA's previous fiscal year record was set a year ago when buses handled 9.2 million passenger trips. RTA's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30.