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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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Its Time To Check your Holiday Schedules
If you plan to ride on RTA or South County Transit during the holidays, please take a moment to check the holiday schedule as there have been many changes to the schedule during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve weeks.
Look here for the schedules.
Nov 18-22: Atascadero Transit Center Stop Closed: Alternate locations
Due to the Atascadero Fall Festival, we will not be able to use the Atascadero Transit Center stop from Nov 18 through Nov 22.
As an alternate location, please use:
Northbound – El Camino Real at Vino Inn and Suites
Southbound – El Camino Real at Denny’s
Stop closed through November: Route 10 South: Nipomo @ Higuera
Due to City construction, this stop is closed through the month of November.
October 2021: No Route A Saturday Service - Until Further Notice
Due to a driver shortage, RTA is not running the Route A on Saturdays. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Route B will run on its regular Saturday schedule.
Holiday schedules for the rest of the year
Leaving plenty of time to plan, the RTA schedules for the upcoming holidays are published on our Holiday Schedule page of our website.
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.