Learn About Taking the Bus
UCR Transportation Services has partnered with RTA to provide all students, faculty, and staff free access to local public transportation. Several RTA routes directly connect UCR to many western Riverside County neighboring communities.
There’s two ways to travel!
- Simply swipe your valid UCR ID card on board the bus, or
- Use RTA’s Go Mobile app to activate a pass. First time app users must follow these instructions:
- Download the RTA Go Mobile app on your smartphone.
- Click “Forgot Password” and use your UCR NetID email (e.g, SCOTTY@UCR.EDU) to reset account.
- Check your email and follow the link.
- System will prompt you to set up new password.
- Once logged in, system will prompt you to name your wallet. Pass will show up in the wallet.
RTA Routes Serving UCR
RTA currently offers service on 32 local fixed routes, three CommuterLink express routes, and Dial-A-Ride. You may view current routes at Riverside Transit Maps and Schedules.
There are currently five routes with direct stops at UCR:
|Corona through Riverside to UCR
|Riverside Downtown to Moreno Valley Mall with stop at UCR
|Crest Cruiser with regular loops through Canyon Crest
Hunter Park to UCR loop with stops around UCR campus
|204 CommuterLink Express
|Montclair Transcenter to UCR
To find other public transit routes best suited for your trip to campus, go to Google Maps and plan your trip using public transportation. The Google Maps Transit Trip Planner provides the full route, calculates mileage, estimates travel time, and dollars saved by leaving the car at home.
Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students who make their daily commute to and from the UC Riverside campus using public transit are eligible to participate in the Public Transit Program. Registered participants cannot hold a daytime commuter parking permit.
You must enroll in the R'Commute (Alternative Transportation Program) to receive incentives. Eligibility of incentives is subject to verification using University electronic records.
Complimentary Parking Privileges
Registered Public Transit participants are eligible to receive a complimentary Blue 10-pack parking permit each quarter. Actual allotments provided are dependent on enrollment dates and are prorated. 10-pack permits roll-over each quarter, however they expire at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th.
Learn more about the Program Rules & Eligibility.
Take the worry out of ridesharing. Faculty or staff enrolled in the Transit Program are eligible to participate in the Regional Guaranteed Ride Home Program offered through IE Commuter. The program reimburses you for up to two emergency rides per year when using Lyft, Taxi, or Uber to get home in an emergency. The program is intended for personal and family emergencies or unscheduled overtime at the request of your supervisor. It is not available for rides to work, scheduled appointments or planned overtime.
For complete program rules go to IE511.org
To arrange for an Emergency Ride Home:
- Arrange your own ride home via Lyft, Uber, Taxi, or other such ride-hailing services.
- Save receipt(s). A 15% tip is allowed for reimbursement.
- Complete the required Reimbursement Claim Form and scan/email along with a copy of the receipt(s) to Transportation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Transportation Services will verify, sign, and submit to IE Commuter for reimbursement.
- Program is valid for up to two emergency ride homes each fiscal year.
For further details, call Transportation Services at (951) 827-8277.