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South County Transit Short Range Transit Plan
Five working papers from the South County Transit Short Range Transit Plan are available on our Agency Reports page. The plan will ultimately make suggestions for changes and plans for the next 3-5 years of the system. This plan examines the South County Transit system as well as the RTA Dial-a-Ride programs.View all news
March 20: Fare Free Rides & Rear Door Loading
RTA/Paso Express and SoCo Transit will provide free bus service until further notice. This applies to Runabout paratransit services as well.
Passengers without mobility disabilities will be boarding and alighting from the vehicle from the “rear door” which is in the middle of most buses to minimize contact with bus operators at the front door and farebox area. Passengers using mobility devices or with accessibility needs who need the ramp will be allowed to board and alight from the front door of the vehicle.
Refunds will not be issued to riders who have previously purchased bus passes.
Covid-19/Coronavirus Update: Saturday Service with Express Trips
Starting Monday March 16, In compliance with California State Governor Newsom’s restrictions to reduce exposure to the coronavirus, we will be reducing bus service to run on a Saturday schedule, but will continue to run weekday express bus trips Monday through Friday. Please look at the schedules for each route on our website. This will affect the hours for Runabout service to Saturday hours and Dial a Ride will operate for medical trips only.
We have increased the frequency of cleaning the interior of our vehicles and riders are advised to take personal responsibility and not use public transit if they are feeling ill and to wash hands frequently. We will be monitoring the situation closely through the SLO County Public Health agency and will inform riders if we decide to make any changes to the bus schedules. If you have questions please direct them to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIty of Grover Beach: Closed for bus pass sales
As of Tuesday March 17 the City of Grover Beach has closed its offices to the public. Please consider purchasing a bus pass using the Token Transit app on your smart phone, or you can visit one of our other pass sales outlets that are open as of this posting. See the list of outlets here:http://www.slorta.org/passes/outlets/
2020 Rider Survey is Open Now
Please help RTA by taking our bi-annual rider survey. Surveyors are on the buses during the month of March, and you can take the survey online HERE.
SLO Government center sidewalk update
The sidewalk on Osos Street in downtown SLO at the Government center bus stop is closed until completion of the construction there. At this time we are estimating mid May 2020 for a re-opening date.
The bus stop has temporarily moved around the corner and passenger loading/disembarking is on Palm Street.