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California Transit Association Award to Frontline Workers
The annual award from the CTA for the Small Operator Transit Professional of the Year for 2020 was awarded to all transit frontline workers who continue to work through the COVID 19 pandemic. See the award video on the CTA website.
SLO RTA Secures Loan with the DOT to finance the new Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility
The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has secured a $13.1 Million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Loan with the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) to finance the construction of a new operations and maintenance facility (Project). The recent RTA Board approval and financial close of the TIFIA Loan mark the culmination of a comprehensive funding strategy for the Project, also comprised of Federal and State grant funds and an interim and permanent loan facility with Pacific Western Bank.
The TIFIA Loan will fund 49% of the $26.7 Million total Project costs, which includes expenditures related to land purchase, environmental, and design in addition to construction.
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Holiday schedules for the rest of the year
Leaving plenty of time to plan, the RTA schedules for the upcoming holidays are published here: https://www.slorta.org/schedules-fares/holiday-schedule/
JULY 1, 2021 RTA and SoCo Transit will return to full fare pricing!
Our bus pass sales outlets are opening back up so it is time to return to our pre COVID-19 pricing. Masks are still mandatory at this time.
To see currently open pass outlets and their hours please visit our Pass Outlet page.
CDC Update to Mask Wearing Mandate: Effective Feb 2, 2021
The CDC has issued an order that now requires all of our riders and drivers to wear a mask to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Masks are required for all persons when boarding, disembarking and for the duration of the trip. This order also applies to people at the bus stops and Runabout passengers.
- The order permits face masks only. We can no longer allow bandanas, scarves, plastic face-shields without a mask or a t-shirt pulled over the face.
- The mask must cover the nose and mouth.
- Masks with one-way valves do not comply with the order.
For more information on the new Order, visit our COVID 19 information page here.
Currently RTA and South County Transit run on weekday hourly bus trips but there are no express trips on Routes 9, 10 and 12 during this stage of transition. Weekends are on our regular schedule. A face covering is required to ride the bus.
COVID 19 UPDATES
All of the updates and changes to our system regarding COVID 19 are found on the COVID 19 webpage.