Sonoma County Transit’s First Electric Bus Has Arrived!

Last Updated: 10:24 am — September 20, 2018

This alert affects the following: Route 24

Sonoma County Transit recently took delivery of its first electric bus.  The new BYD 30′ all-electric coach is being readied for service and is anticipated to be placed into daily operation in October.  Driver and maintenance staff training is underway.

Sonoma County Transit’s move to a clean-fuel, low-emission fleet began in 1996 with its first purchase of natural gas powered buses. Since 2006, all heavy-duty coaches have been powered by natural gas.

The new bus will be deployed on Sebastopol local route 24.

Windsor Shuttle is now “Fare-Free!”

Last Updated: 8:09 pm — August 15, 2018

This alert affects the following: Route 66

The Windsor Town Council has approved funding to subsidize fares for all riders on Route 66, the “Windsor Shuttle,” through June 30, 2020. When riding the local route in Windsor, passengers will no longer need to worry about having the correct change, having a transit pass or paying a fare at all!   The new “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,” followed by Route 67, the “Healdsburg Shuttle” in July.   The program has resulted in increased ridership on both routes, as well as, introducing new riders to Sonoma County Transit.

Healdsburg Shuttle is now “Fare-Free!”

Last Updated: 2:10 pm — July 5, 2018

This alert affects the following: Route 67

The City of Healdsburg has approved funding to subsidize fares for all riders on Route 67, the “Healdsburg Shuttle,” for a two-year period beginning July 1, 2018. When riding the local route in Healdsburg, passengers will no longer need to worry about having the correct change, having a transit pass or paying a fare at all!   The new “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 a “Fare-Free” program on June 4 on the “Sebastopol Shuttle,” the local route in Sebastopol. The “Sebastopol Shuttle Fare-Free program is subsidized by the city of Sebastopol.

Sebastopol Shuttle is now “Fare-Free!”

Last Updated: 10:27 am —

This alert affects the following: Route 24


The Sebastopol City Council voted unanimously on May 15 to subsidize fares for all riders on Route 24, The Sebastopol Shuttle, through June 30, 2019. The “Fare-Free” program went into effect on Monday, June 4 to coincide with the introduction of a new weekday schedule that expands afternoon service to 6:37pm. With the new schedule, the route serves two new stops on McKinley Street and provides access to The Barlow, Community Market, Taylor Made Coffee and the Rialto Theatre.