The city of Cloverdale, with a population of 8,825, is located in northern Sonoma County approximately 10 miles south of the southern Mendocino County line.
Sonoma County Transit provides local service in Cloverdale via Route 68, the Cloverdale Shuttle. The Shuttle operates on weekdays between the hours of 7:30am and 4:30pm and operates a 33 minute loop route whose terminus is the Furber Ranch Shopping Center on South Cloverdale Blvd. The route connects the shopping center with the Kings Valley development, the Senior Center, the downtown Plaza and adjacent residential neighborhoods.
The Cloverdale Shuttle is free for all riders under Sonoma County Transit’s “Fare-Free” program. The Cloverdale Shuttle’s “Fare-Free” program is subsidized by the City of Cloverdale.
In addition to local service, Sonoma County Transit’s Route 60 provides intercity service that connects Cloverdale with Healdsburg, Windsor and downtown Santa Rosa where transfers to other Sonoma County Transit Routes, local Santa Rosa CityBus services and regional services provided by Golden Gate Transit can be made. Route 60 operates daily.
Fares on Route 60 are zone-based and vary between $1.50 & $3.00 for adults, $1.25 to $2.75 youth and $0.75 to $1.50 for seniors.
SMART Rail Connector Service
Initially, SMART will operate between its Airport Blvd. station (north Santa Rosa) and its southern terminus in downtown San Rafael. Coinciding with SMART’s start-up, Sonoma County Transit will introduce Route 56 which will operate daily and provide two “Connector” trips in the morning and two trips in the evening coordinated with southbound trains in the morning and northbound trains in the evening. Route 56 is a limited stop/express route that will link the Cloverdale Depot, Healdsburg Depot and Windsor Depot with SMART’s Airport Blvd. station.
Route 56 passengers who use the regional Clipper fare payment card and transfer to/from SMART are not charged a fare on Route 56. Passengers who are not transferring to/from SMART are required to pay the same fare as referenced above for Route 60.
ADA Paratransit Service
Sonoma County Paratransit provides paratransit services, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, during the same hours and days as Sonoma County Transit’s fixed-route service.
For more information on ADA paratransit services and Sonoma County Paratransit, contact Sonoma County Transit’s ADA paratransit coordinator at 707-585-7516.
In addition to cash fares, Sonoma County Transit provides several transit pass options, including the regional “Clipper” card. The Clipper card is the primary fare media on SMART.