RTA extends free rides for college students and youth

RIVERSIDE COUNTY – A program that gives free bus rides to college students and area youth was extended for another year. That’s good news for young riders needing a lift around town, to school, work or home. While many schools and businesses remain shuttered due to the pandemic, there are signs that reopening could be around the corner. And when they do, RTA buses will be there.Funded by a state grant, the promotion gives free rides to any youth 18 and under as well as students at California Baptist University, La Sierra University, Moreno Valley College, Mt. San Jacinto College, Norco College, Riverside City College and University of California Riverside.RTA began offering free rides in August, and the program was expected to expire in July. Because ridership has been anchored
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