Wednesday, May 15, 2013

RTA's 2014-2016 SRTP: Holiday service may return in July

According to its 2014-2016 Short Range Transit Plan, the Riverside Transit Agency has proposed reinstating bus service on three major federal holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day starting on July, 2013. Service on these holidays, which was originally cut back in 2010 as a cost savings measure, will operate under the Sunday bus schedule.

Employees in the tourism and retail sectors and other patrons who rely on RTA bus service on these holidays will find this proposal welcoming. Dense activity centers like hospitals, casinos, full service hotels, and major retailers don't close on these days; their employees should have the bus as a travel option.

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