Good news for Riverside County residents who want to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Beginning Wednesday, May 12, a mobile clinic will be at the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA), 1825 Third Street, for three days from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., offering free Pfizer vaccines to members of the public and RTA employees. 
 
RTA Board Chair Linda Krupa said the mobile clinic is the result of a partnership between RTA and the County of Riverside that will benefit not only RTA employees, but members of the community who are at least 16 years old. 
 
“During these challenging times, the Riverside Transit Agency remains committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve,” Krupa said. “That’s why we are especially pleased that residents now have a new opportunity to get vaccinated.”
 
Appointments are encouraged but not required. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit RiversideTransit.com or contact the County of Riverside Customer Support Team at (951) 358-5000.
 
The clinic will resume at the same location on June 4 for follow-up appointments. 

Hemet City Councilmember Linda Krupa unanimously picked as new chair for RTA’s 44th year

Board members have unanimously selected Hemet City Councilmember Linda Krupa to lead the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) Board of Directors for 2021.

As chair, Krupa will be responsible for leading the 22-member board in setting policy, guiding Agency priorities, conducting the Agency’s Board meetings and representing the Agency during public events.
Krupa, who has been on the Board since 2011 and served as chair during 2017, fills the position most recently held by Wildomar City Councilmember Bridgette Moore.

“I am honored to be selected to this important position for a second time,” Krupa said. “This is truly a significant period for the Riverside Transit Agency as we work to rebound from the challenges of the past year and examine ways to remain a vital part of our communities.”

Krupa assumes leadership during a challenging period for the Agency, which has experienced declining ridership and revenue due to the pandemic. Krupa said RTA will continue to make safety a priority while focusing on strategies for recovery, as well as to building a world-class transit center in downtown Riverside, expanding technology aboard buses and continuing efforts to convert the Agency’s fleet to zero-emission buses by 2040.