The “River Shuttle” is now “Fare-Free!”

Last Updated: 5:15 pm — December 11, 2018

This alert affects the following: Route 28

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors have approved funding to subsidize fares for all riders on Route 28, the “River Shuttle,” through June 30, 2020. When riding the local route serving the communities of Guerneville, Monte Rio and Occidental, passengers will no longer need to worry about having the correct change, having a transit pass or paying a fare at all!   The “Fare-Free” program is designed to make using local transit services easier and to encourage hop-on, hop-off, travel without the need to pay a fare.

Sonoma County Transit introduced its “Fare-Free” program in June on Route 24, the “Sebastopol Shuttle,” and was quickly followed by Route 66, the “Windsor Shuttle.” and Route 67, the “Healdsburg Shuttle.”  In addition to approval on Route 28, the Board of Supervisors have also approved funding to subsidize a  “Fare-Free” program on Route 32, the “Sonoma Shuttle.”   The Sonoma Shuttle “Fare-Free” program is also subsidized by the city of Sonoma.

Fare subsidies for the “Fare-Free” program come from the respective cities in which the “Fare-Free” routes operate. In the case of unincorporated communities such as Sonoma Valley and the Russian River communities, the “Fare-Free” routes serving these areas are subsidized by the County of Sonoma.

The “Sonoma Shuttle” is now “Fare-Free!”

Last Updated: 5:00 pm —

This alert affects the following: Route 32

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and the City of Sonoma have approved funding to subsidize fares for all riders on Route 32, the “Sonoma Shuttle,” through June 30, 2020. When riding the local route serving the communities of Agua Caliente, Boyes Hot Springs, Temelec and the city of Sonoma, passengers will no longer need to worry about having the correct change, having a transit pass or paying a fare at all!   The “Fare-Free” program is designed to make using local transit services easier and to encourage hop-on, hop-off, travel without the need to pay a fare.

Sonoma County Transit introduced its “Fare-Free” program in June on Route 24, the “Sebastopol Shuttle,” and was quickly followed by Route 66, the “Windsor Shuttle.” and Route 67, the “Healdsburg Shuttle.”  In addition to approval on Route 32, the Board of Supervisors have also approved funding to subsidize a  “Fare-Free” program on Route 28, the “River Shuttle.” The River Shuttle serves the River Area communities of Guerneville, Monte Rio and Occidental.

Fare subsidies for the “Fare-Free” program come from the respective cities in which the “Fare-Free” routes operate. In the case of unincorporated communities such as Sonoma Valley and the Russian River communities, the “Fare-Free” routes serving these areas are subsidized by the County of Sonoma.

Revised Route 55 Adds Mid-Day Trips and Service to the Windsor Depot

Last Updated: 4:28 pm — December 5, 2018

This alert affects the following: Route 55

On Monday, December 10, a new Route 55 schedule will be introduced that provides more frequent service between the Airport Blvd. SMART station and the Sonoma County Airport. The route will also be expanded to serve the Windsor Depot and provide new access to the Airport and the Airport Blvd. SMART station from the Windsor Town Green area.

Route 60 passengers traveling to the Airport, or the Airport Blvd. SMART station, should transfer to the Route 55 at the Windsor Depot.

The new schedule will be posted on sctransit.com on December 6.

Schedule Revisions Effective on Sunday, December 9, 2018

Last Updated: 3:30 pm —

This alert affects the following: Route 10, Route 24, Route 30, Route 55, Route 57, Route 60, Route 62, Route 66, Route 68, Route-12, Route-14

Sonoma County Transit will introduce revised schedules on the routes listed below on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The revisions reflect changes necessary to improve on-time performance, driver scheduling and to better coordinate with school bell times.

Routes 10/12/14– The current Route 10 trips at 10:50am and 1:00pm, and the current Route 12/14 trips at 11:45am and 1:55pm have been moved back  10 minutes to accommodate bell times at Lawrence Jones Middle School.

Route 24– Minor routing and schedule adjustments have been made to improve on-time performance and accommodate Sonoma County Transit’s first all-electric bus that will operate on Route 24, beginning Monday, December 10.

Route 30– The current Route 30 westbound trip at 2:35pm has been moved forward 10 minutes to reduce congestion at the Santa Rosa Transit Mall.

Route 55– The current route has been modified to provide bi-directional service to Sonoma County Airport from both the Windsor Depot and the SMART Airport Blvd. station.  Route 60 passengers, traveling to the Airport or the Airport Blvd. SMART station, from north county should transfer to Route 55 at the Windsor Depot.

Route 57– The current 7:35am trip has been moved back 1 minute for driver scheduling purposes.

Route 60– The current 6:25am northbound express trip has been moved forward 5 minutes to better accommodate northbound Route 44 transfers at the Santa Rosa Transit Mall.

Route 62– The current 7:10am northbound trip has been moved back 10 minutes to extend running time and improve schedule adherence.

Route 66– Changes to the morning schedule have been made to accommodate students traveling to Windsor High School.

Revised schedules will be posted on sctransit.com and be available on all buses on Thursday, December 6.

The next schedule update will be in March 2019.

For trip planning assistance, please contact Sonoma County Transit information at 800-345-7433 or visit sctransit.com.