Cotati is located in central Sonoma County along Highway 101. Adjacent to the city of Rohnert Park, Cotati has a population of 7,153.
Sonoma County Transit provides local service in Cotati & Rohnert Park via Route 10, Route 12, and Route 14. The span of service on weekdays is between 6:30am and 6:03pm and on Saturday between 9:00am and 3:39pm. The three routes provide access to the Raley’s Towne Centre, Safeway, Wal-Mart, Target, Oliver’s Market, downtown Cotati, Sonoma State University and many Rohnert Park and Cotati neighborhoods. During the school year, schedules are coordinated with school bell times for K-12 student commutes.
Per trip cost on local Routes 10, 12 & 14 is $1.50 adults, $1.25 youth (18 and under) and $0.75 seniors (65 years and above).
In addition to local service, Sonoma County Transit’s Route 44 and Route 48 provide intercity service to Petaluma to the south and Santa Rosa to the north. Routes 44 & 48 operate daily. Transfers to Santa Rosa CityBus can be made at the Second Street Transit Mall in downtown Santa Rosa. Transfers to Petaluma Transit can be made at the Copeland Street Transit Mall in downtown Petaluma.
Complementing Route 44, Route 46 provides weekday, commute period service between downtown Santa Rosa and Sonoma State University.
Fares on routes 44, 46, 48 and 52 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.
Connections to SMART: Route 26 and new SMART Connector Route 52 travel the length of East Cotati Avenue between the Cotati Hub and Sonoma State University. Both routes will serve the Cotati Depot (East Cotati Ave at Santero Way) where transfers to SMART can be made. Route 52 is specifically coordinated with SMART arrivals/departures at the Cotati Depot. Routes 26 & 52 operate on Weekdays.
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.