Now through October 30, you can purchase one 30-Day Pass for just $5. That’s right, just five bucks! That’s big-time savings. Getting your $5 pass is easy. Just use the Token Transit app anytime to get your discount! Then, beginning October 1, you can activate the pass and you’re off.  

Here’s how to buy and use your $5 Pass

  1. Get the Token Transit app at TokenTransit.com/app.
  2. Buy your $5 bus pass.
  3. When you board the bus, make sure the app is open and the pass is visible, place the phone over the validator and wait for the beep.

If you don’t have a smartphone, purchases can be made now through the RTA website or beginning October 1 at our office located at 1825 Third Street in Riverside. Discounted passes will not be available for purchases at pass outlets.

Dial-A-Ride customers can also enjoy the savings by purchasing one 10-ticket book for just $5. Dial-A-Ride tickets can also be purchased on the website or at our Riverside office.

Purchases can only be made until October 30, 2021. Don’t wait too long to activate your pass or use your tickets because they are only valid through November 30. Once activated, your pass will be valid for 30 days or through November 30, 2021, whichever occurs first. One purchase per customer. Unused tickets or passes, or partial passes, are non-refundable.

Download the Token Transit app now

Join Us to Learn about the Vine Street Mobility Hub Final Design

The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) will hold a special workshop August 5-11 to share information on the ambitious Vine Street Mobility Hub.

The virtual workshop will be our fourth -- and final -- event to help build this important project across from the Riverside-Downtown Metrolink Station. Once created, the Vine Street Mobility Hub will transform the way public transportation is delivered in downtown Riverside and offer residents another reason to ride the bus.

The workshop is a great way for residents of Riverside County to learn more about the mobility hub and the valuable public feedback that’s shaping its creation.

Date: Thursday, August 5 through Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Visit the project website for access to the Virtual Meeting room: vinestmobilityhub.com

The virtual meeting room will focus on the following:
• Project Area
• Site Plan
• Station Elements
• Concepts/Designs
• Project Schedule
• Overview Sheet
• Feedback Station

Let's Keep Moving Together! Visit vinestmobilityhub.com for more information. 

On August 15, RTA improved your travel experience with more morning and evening trips, increased frequencies and enhanced connections with other routes and Metrolink trains. We’ve also improving service to area schools and resumed service aboard the Temecula Trolley and Crest Cruiser. RTA also resumed separate weekday and weekend schedules for all routes.

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With buses back at full capacity, it’s our pleasure to welcome you aboard. 

ROUTE 1: All weekday trips in both directions were adjusted with additional trips and improved frequencies. Buses run as early as 3:22 a.m. and as late as 10:25 p.m. Adjustments were made to improve connections with Route 204 and Metrolink trains. 

ROUTE 3: All weekday trips in both directions underwent schedule changes to maintain on-time performance, connections with other routes and overall efficiency. All weekday trip frequency in both directions were adjusted from the current 120 minutes to 75 minutes. The route also resumed service to Norco College.

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ROUTE 8: The route began service to the new Walmart Supercenter on Central Avenue. Service along Summerhill Drive was reduced to certain morning and afternoon trips. The counterclockwise loop includes a stop at the Lake Elsinore Senior Activity Center on Lakeshore Drive. The route will no longer travel on Grape Street due to the closure of Walmart which has been relocated to Central Avenue. 

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ROUTE 9: The weekday schedule has been adjusted in both directions to improve on-time performance and connections with other routes at the Perris Station Transit Center. 

ROUTE 10: The weekday schedule has been adjusted in both directions to improve on-time performance and boost efficiency. 

ROUTE 11: All weekday trips in both directions has been adjusted to improve route efficiency. Trips will begin operating as early as 7:45 a.m. and as late as 7:20 p.m.    

ROUTE 12: Weekday schedule adjustments has been made to trips in both directions to improve efficiency. A new portion of the route has been added in northern Riverside with morning and afternoon service along Main, Alamo and Rivera streets and Garner Road. 

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ROUTE 13: The weekday schedule has been adjusted in both directions to improve efficiency. 

ROUTE 14: The weekday schedule has been adjusted in both directions to improve efficiency. 

ROUTE 15: All weekday trips in both directions has been adjusted to boost service frequency from the current every
50 minutes to every 40 minutes. Weekday service begins as early as 4:05 a.m. and as late as 8:40 p.m. 

ROUTE 16: All weekday trips in both directions has been adjusted to boost service frequency to approximately every 16 minutes between 7:55 a.m. to 6:11 p.m. Weekday service begins operating as early as 4:55 a.m. and as late as 10:13 p.m. 

ROUTE 18: The weekday and weekend schedule has been adjusted to improve efficiency.

ROUTE 19: All weekday trips in both directions has been adjusted to increase service frequency and route efficiency. Weekday service begins as early as 4:35 a.m. and run as late as 10:50 p.m. with better connections to Route 74 at the Perris Station Transit Center. The route has extended on-campus service to Moreno Valley College. This route also resumes service to the Ross/Lowe’s/Starcrest segment along Ramona Expressway, Indian Avenue, Morgan Street and Webster Avenue.

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ROUTE 19A: Service has returned to destinations along Trumble Road with a new morning trip departing the Perris Station Transit Center timepoint at 7:40 a.m. and an afternoon trip departing the Trumble Road at EXCEED timepoint at 3:25 p.m. 

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ROUTE 20: The route has been extended to serve the Moreno Valley/March Field Metrolink Station. 

ROUTE 21: Weekday schedule adjustments has been made to improve efficiencies and connections to Route 29 in Jurupa Valley. 

ROUTE 22: Weekday schedule adjustments has been made to improve connections with Route 27 at the Van Buren and Trautwein timepoint. A new southbound trip departs the Parsons and Markham timepoint at 3:58 p.m. 

ROUTE 23: The entire weekday schedule underwent adjustments to maintain on-time performance and connections with other routes. A new northbound trip departs Murrieta Valley High School at 2:50 p.m., while new southbound trips will depart the Inland Valley Medical Center at 6:53 a.m. and Vista Murrieta High School at 2:45 p.m. 

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ROUTE 24: The weekday schedule in both directions has been adjusted to improve efficiency, connections with other routes and on-time performance. This route began weekday service to the new Mt. San Jacinto College campus in Temecula using portions of Margarita Road, Nicole Lane and Overland Dr.

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ROUTE 27: The weekday schedule in both directions has been adjusted to improve efficiency, connections with other routes and on-time performance.

ROUTE 28: All weekday trips in both directions has been adjusted to increase service frequency and maintain overall efficiency and connections with other routes. Trips begins running as early as 4:37 a.m. and as late as 11:43 p.m.

ROUTE 29: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to maintain efficiency, on-time performance and connections to Route 21 in Jurupa Valley. 

ROUTE 30: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to improve overall efficiency and connections with other routes. A new eastbound trip departs the Orange Vista High School timepoint at 4 p.m. 

ROUTE 31: A variety of weekday trips has been adjusted to maximize efficiency, connections with other routes and on-time performance. 

ROUTE 32: The weekday schedule has been adjusted in both directions to improve on-time performance, connections with other routes and overall efficiency. New weekday routing has been added along San Jacinto Avenue and Idyllwild Drive, and a new northbound trip will depart the Hemet Valley Mall at 7:49 p.m. 

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ROUTE 33: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to maintain on-time performance and overall service efficiency. Service to Tahquitz High School has been improved with the addition of a new westbound morning trip arriving to the school at 7:35 a.m., and a new eastbound afternoon trip departing the school at 3:15 p.m. 

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ROUTE 41: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to maintain on-time performance, connections with other routes and overall efficiency. A new weekday eastbound trip departs the Lasselle and Via de Anza timepoint at 4 p.m. with service to Moreno Valley College and Riverside University Medical Center.

ROUTE 42: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to maintain service efficiency, connections with other routes and on-time performance. 

ROUTE 49: The weekday and weekend schedule has been adjusted to maintain service efficiency, connections with other routes and on-time performance.

ROUTE 51: Service has resumed for Route 51 Crest Cruiser with weekday service from 7:29 a.m. to 5:29 p.m. between UC Riverside and Canyon Crest Towne Centre. 

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ROUTE 55: Service has resumed for Route 55 Temecula Trolley with weekday service from 6:30 a.m. to 3:24 p.m. between the Promenade Mall and Harveston.

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ROUTE 61: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to maintain on-time performance, connections with other routes and overall service efficiency. A new northbound trip departs the Promenade Mall timepoint at 4:40 a.m. to enhance connections with Metrolink trains at the Perris Station Transit Center. 

ROUTE 74: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to maximize overall service efficiency, on-time performance and connections with other routes. A new northbound trip departs the Mt. San Jacinto College timepoint at 4:52 a.m. to enhance connections with Metrolink trains at the Perris Station Transit Center.

ROUTE 79: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to maintain on-time performance, connections with other routes and route efficiency. A new weekday southbound trip departs Mt. San Jacinto College at 6:20 a.m. and a new weekday northbound trip departs County Center at 2:45 p.m. Service will be extended to Old Town Temecula. 

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ROUTE 200: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to maintain on-time performance, connections with other routes and overall route efficiency. 

ROUTE 204: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to maintain on-time performance, connections with other routes and overall route efficiency. The route began serving new bus stops on Canyon Crest Drive at UC Riverside.   

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ROUTE 206: The weekday schedule has been adjusted to maintain on-time performance, connections with other routes and overall route efficiency. The 4:35 p.m. southbound trip departing the Corona Transit Center now leaves at 4:45 p.m. to improve connections with Metrolink trains. 

BUSES OPERATING AT FULL CAPACITY

Good news! Beginning June 15, RTA opened its buses to full capacity. The move follows California’s plan to loosen social distancing guidelines. Masks will still be required while riding the bus, per federal law.

Although RTA expanded capacity on the buses, RTA will continue to do what we have always done – provide a safe, clean bus ride. From frequent cleaning to upgraded ventilation to onboard hand sanitizer and touch-free mobile ticketing, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is wear a mask, a simple requirement to help keep you and your family safe.

RTA's reception area in Riverside is also open. Customers are reminded to practice social distancing and wear masks while visiting all RTA facilities.

Continue reading to see what RTA has been doing to make your travel safe, and when you’re ready to ride, what you can do to make your trip more comfortable.

SETTING THE STANDARD FOR CLEAN, SAFE TRAVEL

From the moment you board to when you reach your destination, you’ll experience RTA’s commitment to keeping Riverside County moving safely. We’ve raised the standard by putting measures in place to give you peace of mind when you travel with us. We’re frequently cleaning all surfaces and high-traffic areas, giving you more space, and offering touch-free ways to pay your fare. At every step of your journey, we have you covered.

See below to learn more about what we are doing to keep you safe and what you can do to stay healthy.


RTA PARTNERS WITH DOZENS OF AGENCIES NATIONWIDE ON HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM

Because the safety of our customers and employees has always been our number-one priority, the Riverside Transit Agency is proud to partner with the American Public Transportation Association on a national health and safety program that will keep our wheels moving during these challenging times. With a strong focus on clean vehicles, safe travel practices, and the guidance of health officials, RTA joins dozens of agencies across the United States who are part of the APTA Health & Safety Commitments Program. Thanks to the program, public transit agencies like RTA are sharpening their individualized policies and practices to maximize safety. As one united voice, we stand behind the heroic efforts of transit providers and their customers nationwide as we work together amid the national recovery now underway. Check out our new safety video below.

TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE

On every trip you take with RTA, your safety and well-being is our number-one priority. We’re committed to giving you peace of mind when you travel with us. Here’s what RTA is doing to make your journey with us safe.  

Face Coverings 

Although mask mandates are being relaxed in some areas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) still require all drivers and customers to wear masks on board buses and at transit hubs. Failure to comply with the order will result in denial of boarding and/or removal from the premises. RTA thanks its customers for continuing to do their part to stop the spread.

Proper use of face masks is essential.  Face masks must:

  • Completely cover the nose and mouth.
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.
  • Be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head.
  • Be a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves or punctures.
  • Cloth masks should be made with two or more layers of a breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source).
  • If gaiters are worn, they must have two layers of fabric or be folded to make two layers.

Proper face masks can:

  • Be either manufactured or homemade.
  • Be reusable or disposable.
  • Have inner filter pockets.
  • Clear masks or cloth masks with a clear plastic panel may be used to facilitate communication with people who are hearing impaired or others who need to see a speaker’s mouth to understand speech.
  • Medical masks and N-95 respirators are acceptable.

On-board Hand Sanitizer
Touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers are installed on all buses providing passengers an easy, convenient and safe way to keep their hands clean when riding RTA buses. 

Go Touch-Free
You can now scan your mobile pass to limit physical interactions. Download the free Token Transit app for contactless payment.

Smart Ride Guide
Say goodby to paper. Download the contact-free digital Ride Guide here .

Keeping Everyone Safe
In an effort to maintain a safe environment onboard the bus, all RTA employees are required to pass a health check before starting work everyday. At our facilities, we are doing around-the-clock disinfecting.

Don't Travel if You're Sick
Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

Frequent Cleaning
For your peace of mind, RTA is cleaning and sanitizing buses with electrostatic foggers every day. We’ve also upgraded our on-board ventilation system and filters to give you fresher, cleaner air while you ride.

Safety Barriers
To maintain a healthy environment while boarding, RTA installed safety barriers on all buses to minimize contact between the drivers and customers.

Stay Connected
Plan your next trip by visiting RiversideTransit.com or calling our Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002. Real-time bus arrival information is available on the BusWatch and Transit apps as well as Google Transit. You can also get instant route and schedule updates by signing upfor iAlerts, BusWatch or visit us on social media to stay in the loop. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

RTA is proud to keep our buses rolling for essential travel. Whether you need a ride to work, the supermarket or medical facilities, you can rely on RTA to get you to your destination safely. Thank you for your patience as we all work together during this challenging time to maintain a healthy environment aboard our buses. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

In addition, RTA recommends:

  • Travel only for essential purposes.
  • Keep at least six feet away from other riders and drivers. 
  • Be sure your face covering is on before you board and wear it during your entire trip. 
  • Download the contact-free digital Ride Guide here 
  • Go touch-free. Buy your next bus pass using the Token Transit app.
  • You may verbally request your stop as it approaches instead of pushing the stop request signal.
  • Practice frequent handwashing and use hand sanitizer.

These precautions apply to every vehicle in our fleet, including local fixed route and CommuterLink buses as well as our Dial-A-Ride vehicles. 

SAFETY BARRIERS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING 

To maintain a healthy environment while boarding, RTA installed safety barriers on all buses to minimize contact between the drivers and customers. 


RTA’S RECEPTION AREA IS OPEN

RTA's reception area opened on June 15. Customers are reminded to practice social distancing and wear masks while visiting all RTA facilities.

  • For route and schedule information, call our Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. or weekends from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • For bus pass information, call (951) 565-5002 or visit the Fares & Passes page on our website. The nearest pass outlet to our Riverside office is Friendly Liquor, 3962 University Avenue, (951) 787-9224. You can also download mobile bus passes on the Token Transit app.
  • For lost and found, please call (951) 565-5000.

 CONTACT US

Please don’t hesitate to contact RTA’s Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002 to learn about affected routes and ways to plan your next trip. You can also follow us on social media, subscribe to iAlert or email us at  for latest updates. 


ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, coronavirus is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus. RTA is monitoring situational updates and guidance from the Center for Disease Control, the California Department of Health and the County of Riverside to stay on top of the situation.    

Where else can I go for additional information on the coronavirus?  

  • Global – World Health Organization
  • Federal – Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Domestic – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • State – California Department of Health
  • Local – Riverside County Public Health

Most college students and anyone age 18 or younger ride the bus for free! Once aboard, you can ride anywhere RTA buses go, anytime they operate. And yes, you can take your bike or skateboard with you.

With friendly drivers and a safe environment — and now free rides — RTA is a great option for travelling to destinations near and far. Plus, there’s comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi service and USB charging ports to make the ride even better. Did we mention that it’s free? 

The free rides are made possible by a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) air quality grant that provides public transit funding for projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility.  

HOW TO RIDE

COLLEGE STUDENTS: When you register for classes, be sure to provide your mobile phone number to the college. Then about one week before classes start, you’ll receive a text message with instructions on downloading your free mobile pass. After that, simply validate your mobile pass whenever you board and enjoy the ride. Student ID cards are not accepted on the bus. Participating schools include Cal Baptist University, La Sierra University, Moreno Valley College, Mt. San Jacinto College, Norco College, Riverside City College and UC Riverside. 

YOUTH: If you do not appear to be age 18 or younger you will be asked to show a valid school ID from the current school year, an RTA Youth ID card, a California driver’s license or any state-issued ID showing the rider is 18 or younger.

For schedule and route information, click here or contact RTA's Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002.

FREE RIDES AUGUST 2020 – JULY 2022
. Dates subject to change.


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TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE 

On every trip you take with RTA, your safety and well-being is our number-one priority. We’re committed to giving you peace of mind when you travel with us. Here’s what RTA is doing to make your journey with us safe.

  1. Face coverings: Face coverings that cover the mouth and nose are required for all customers and coach operators on the bus and at transit centers. Be sure your face covering is on before you board and wear it during your entire trip. If you decline to wear one, you will not be able to ride.

  2. Expanded cleaning: For your peace of mind, RTA is cleaning and sanitizing buses with electrostatic foggers every day.

  3. Air filtration: We’ve upgraded our on-board ventilation system and filters to give you fresher, cleaner air while you ride.

  4. Safety barriers: To maintain a healthy environment while boarding, RTA installed safety barriers on all buses to minimize contact between the drivers and customers. 

  5. Service based on demand: We are always working hard to provide the most service possible based on demand and evolving health conditions. We are also collaborating with public health officials to keep our customers safe and our buses on the road. During these challenging times, RTA is operating a slimmed-down version of its service.

  6. Stay connected: Plan your next trip by visiting RiversideTransit.com or calling our Customer Information Center at (951) 565-5002. Real-time bus schedule arrival information is available on the BusWatch and Transit apps. You can also get instant route and schedule updates by signing up for iAlerts or Bus Watch or visit us on social media to stay in the loop..

  7. Go touch-free: You can now scan your mobile pass to limit physical interactions. Download the free Token Transit app for contactless payment.

  8. Keeping everyone safe: In an effort to maintain a safe environment onboard the bus, all RTA employees are required to pass a health check before starting work every day.

  9. Don’t travel if you’re sick: Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick.