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Posted on: April 30, 2017

Santa Rosa is Getting a Brand NEW Bus System

The NEW CityBus system will launch on May 21

The City of Santa Rosa is excited to announce the launch of its fully redesigned CityBus system on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  The CityBus will feature ALL new routes and schedules with more frequent and direct service, and more two-way service on high-use corridors.   ALL CHANGES TAKE EFFECT ON SUNDAY, MAY 21. 


RIDERS AND RESIDENTS HELPED SHAPE SANTA ROSA’S NEW BUS SYSTEM

The new CityBus system is the product of a comprehensive system re-design that involved extensive community input and discussion.  Santa Rosa’s Transit Planning Team presented the community with a blank slate and gave residents an opportunity to share what they wanted to see in the new CityBus system. The result is a new transit system for Santa Rosa that features:

  • Busy corridors such as Mendocino Avenue, and sections of Santa Rosa Avenue and Sebastopol Road will feature a CityBus arriving every 15-minutes.
  • More direct routes and 2-way service to help reduce travel time.
  • Better connectivity to major destinations such as schools, colleges, employers, health centers, and the SMART rail stations

CITYBUS SYSTEM-WIDE IMPROVEMENTS

As part of the new system launch, the CityBus ticket office and Lost-and-Found are now conveniently located at the Transit Mall Downtown.
The CityBus system map has been completely redesigned and modernized. The new map is in both English and Spanish and features more landmarks, destinations and trip planning information.

In preparation for the new bus system, Santa Rosa has installed new, improved bus stop signs that are larger and contain information on accessing real-time bus arrival information at each stop. Several new bus stops have been installed and improvements have been made to existing bus stops and pedestrian facilities to provide better access for transit riders.

The new bus system features route numbering with low numbers (1,2, 3) indicating high frequency routes on main travel corridors, and high numbers (15, 18, 19) indicating lower frequency circulators.

There’s never been a better time to ride Santa Rosa CityBus. CityBus helps to build and sustain our community by connecting Santa Rosa’s neighborhoods and bringing people from diverse economic and social backgrounds together. Public transit fosters more livable communities by creating corridors that become natural focal points for economic and social activities.

REMEMBER, ALL CHANGES TAKE EFFECT ON SUNDAY, MAY 21

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