Topic : Riverside Transit Agency

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Student usage fuels Riverside Transit's ridership growth

University| August 17, 2015

The agency reported nearly 1.6 million student boardings at six schools — UC Riverside, Cal Baptist University, La Sierra University Mt. San Jacinto College, Riverside City College and Moreno Valley College — in fiscal 2015.

Riverside Transit Agency Buses Fill up on Natural Gas, Provide Free Rides for Students

| October 22, 2014
A long-time champion of cleaner, greener technologies, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) has provided public bus service to California’s Western Riverside County since 1977. RTA’s service area is among the nation’s largest, covering 2,500 square miles. The agency operates more than 160 buses on 36 fixed routes and eight commuter routes, 98 dial-a-ride vehicles, and 10 trollies.
Accessibility| May 26, 2014

Calif. paratransit user invites drivers to graduation

For more than two years, Marion Miller relied on RTA’s Dial-A-Ride service to get to and from Mt. San Jacinto College where she studied sociology
Accessibility| February 24, 2014

Chance meeting leads to nonprofit receiving vehicle

The Veterans Alliance expects to pick up the 2008 Eldorado Aerostar bus later this month, which replaces a seven-seat van without wheelchair access that broke down.
Accessibility| February 10, 2014

Veolia to provide paratransit to Calif.’s Riverside Transit

The contractor is providing service utilizing 98 vehicles and employing nearly 200 operators and staff. Will transport approximately 430,000 passengers annually.
University| December 2, 2013

Calif. college students may regain unlimited bus rides

More than 20% of students rode the buses before the contract ended in June after students voted to cut the fee for full-time students.
Accessibility| November 25, 2013

Veolia wins Calif. paratransit contract

The contract term with Riverside Transit Agency is for three years with two, one-year extension options.
Bus| October 25, 2013

Second Riverside Transit driver arrested for worker's comp fraud

The County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint against Donald Evans in September, and a Superior Court judge issued an arrest warrant earlier this month, charging him with one felony count of false claims following a traffic accident while on the job.
Bus| August 8, 2013

Calif. bus systems may lose more than $60M in federal funds

Omnitrans and Riverside Transit Agency may lose approximately $30 million each in funds from the Federal Transit Administration because of union concerns over a new state pension reform law. As a result, the Department of Labor put a hold on the grant funding.
Accessibility| May 7, 2013

Transitional program alleviates paratransit demand, cuts costs

Riverside Transit Agency’s travel training program is effectively steering a growing number of customers away from its costly Dial-A-Ride service as well as saving the agency money along the way.
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