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Record number of youth ride the bus


Last updated 8/2/2019 at 12:40am

RIVERSIDE – Summer and winter breaks aren’t usually a strong time for youth bus ridership. After all, it’s vacation and students generally aren’t relying on the bus to get to school or even around town. That is not the case at Riverside Transit Authority.

A popular promotion that offers quarter rides during summer and winter breaks is pushing youth ridership to new levels. A new report showed RTA buses carried a record 214,000 youth boardings during fiscal year 2018-2019, which was July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. That’s a 10% increase compared to last year, and 25% higher than tw...

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