Riverside Transit Agency’s (RTA) new microtransit service, GoMicro, is set to begin in the Hemet-San Jacinto area on minibuses, according to the agency's news release.
The shared service, which is only available in the Hemet-San Jacinto area, allows customers to book their trips on a mobile device by using the GoMicro app.
RTA added that it is offering free rides to all customers through Jan. 7.
RTA Board Chair Linda Molina said GoMicro features shorter travel times and more direct trips.
“This is a game-changer in the way we offer public transportation in Riverside County,” Molina said. “GoMicro has the potential to revolutionize the way we get around for years to come.”
Customers can download the GoMicro app and book a ride either the same day or up to a week in advance. After that, a GoMicro minibus will be dispatched to a nearby bus stop and the customer is off to their next destination.
GoMicro vehicles are ADA-friendly and seat up to 12 passengers. Plus, when the promotional period ends, GoMicro fares will be the same as those on other RTA local buses, according to the agency. Students who are part of the Go-Pass and U-Pass participating colleges ride for free.
GoMicro vehicles serve existing bus stops in the Hemet-San Jacinto microtransit zone, with destinations including the Hemet Valley Mall, Mt. San Jacinto College, Soboba Casino Resort, Hemet Global Medical Center, Walmart Supercenter, Hemet High School, and San Jacinto High School.