Santa Rosa CityBus

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Service area Santa Rosa, California
Service type Bus service, Paratransit
Routes 18
Stops Over 400 [1]
Hubs Santa Rosa Transit Mall
Fleet 33 buses [1]5 New Flyer D40LF, 5 Gillig Low Floor, 5 Orion VII, 5 Gillig BRT, 5 NFI C40LFR, 5 Gillig Phantom & 3 GMC New Look
Fuel type diesel, gasoline
Website [2]

Santa Rosa CityBus is a public transportation agency providing bus service in the northern California city of Santa Rosa. It provides service for over 2.8 million passenger trips annually.[1]

Routes[edit]

A total of 18 routes are operated by Santa Rosa CityBus, most of them operating in loops (usually in a clockwise direction). Note that streets and areas indicated in italics means that the area is served by a one-way loop, not a return service.

Route Main Road/Area Served Attractions Served Primary Terminal/s
1 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa Junior College, Sutter Medical Center, Fountaingrove Golf Course, Kaiser Hospital, Mendocino Marketplace Santa Rosa Transit Mall
2 Bennett Valley Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Eastside Transfer Station (for Montgomery Village), Sutter Warrack Hospital, Annadel Shopping Center, Bennett Valley Shopping Center Santa Rosa Transit Mall
3 West Ninth Street Clockwise loop: Santa Rosa Plaza, Downtown, Westside Transit Station (College & Stony Point) Santa Rosa Transit Mall
4 Rincon Valley Santa Rosa Junior College, Flamingo One Stop Center, Eastside Transfer Station (Sonoma Ave. & Farmers Ln.), Montgomery Village, Montecito Shopping Center, Saint Francis Shopping Center Santa Rosa Transit Mall
5 Santa Rosa Avenue Sonoma County Fairgrounds (Park-and-Ride), Santa Rosa Town Center, Senior Center Santa Rosa Transit Mall, Santa Rosa Town Center
6 West Third Street Railroad Square, Stony Point Plaza, A Place to Play Park, Westside Transfer Station, Stony Point Business Park Santa Rosa Transit Mall
7 Montgomery Village & Rincon Valley Santa Rosa YMCA, Flamingo One Stop Center, Eastside Transfer Station, Montgomery Village, Saint Francis Shopping Center, Montecito Shopping Center Santa Rosa Transit Mall
8 Sonoma Avenue Downtown, Eastside Transfer Station (for Montgomery Village), Sutter Warrack Hospital, Mayette Shopping Center Santa Rosa Transit Mall
9 Sebastopol Road Railroad Square, Santa Rosa Industrial Park West, Stony Point Plaza, Northpoint Business Park, Corporate Center, Sam Jones Hall Santa Rosa Transit Mall
10 Coddingtown Clockwise loop: Santa Rosa Plaza, Northside Transfer Station (Range Ave. & Guerneville Rd.), Coddingtown Mall, Mendocino Center, Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Transit Mall
11 Fulton Road Coddingtown Mall, Schulz Museum, Northwest Community Park, Marlow Shopping Center, Fulton Marketplace, Youth Community Park, Rosewood Village Shopping Center Northside Transfer Center (Range & Guerneville)
12 Roseland Railroad Square, Auto Mall, Department of Motor Vehicles, Southside Transfer Center (Hearn Ave. & Burbank Ave.), Santa Rosa Industrial Park West Santa Rosa Transit Mall, Southside Transfer Center
14 County Center Santa Rosa Junior College, County Administration Center, Golden Gate Transit Terminal, Kmart Northside Center, Kaiser Hospital Santa Rosa Transit Mall
15 Stony Point Road Coddingtown Mall, Marlow Shopping Center, Westside Transfer Center, Stony Point Business Park, Stony Point Center, Corporate Center, Northpoint Business Park, Southside Transfer Center Northside Transfer Center, Southside Transfer Center
16 Oakmont Shuttle West[2] Operates in the western part of Oakmont, shuttling passengers between Berger Center, West Recreation Center, and several malls (Saint Francis Center, Montgomery Village, Montecito Shopping Center, and CVS Pharmacy (at Farmers Lane)). Berger Center
Oakmont Shuttle East[3] Operates in the eastern part Oakmont, shuttling passengers between Berger Center, East Recreation Center, West Golf Course, and several malls (Saint Francis Center, Montgomery Village, Montecito Shopping Center, and CVS Pharmacy (at Farmers Lane)).
17 Piner Road Railroad Square, Santa Rosa Business Park, Golden Gate Transit Terminal, Northside Transfer Center (for Coddingtown Mall) Santa Rosa Transit Mall, Northside Transfer Center
18 Southeast Circulator Counterclockwise loop: Downtown, Senior Center, Santa Rosa Marketplace, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Farmers Lane Plaza, Eastside Transfer Center (for Montgomery Village), Flamingo One Stop Center Santa Rosa Transit Mall
19 South City Corridor Downtown, Santa Rosa Marketplace, Department of Motor Vehicles, Southside Transfer Center, Santa Rosa Town Center Santa Rosa Transit Mall, Southside Transfer Center

Note: Routes 1 (Mendocino Avenue) and 15 (Stony Point Road) do not operate on Sundays.

Schedules, Operating Hours, and Holidays[edit]

A Santa Rosa CityBus operating as Route 10 (Coddingtown)

Santa Rosa CityBus operates daily, with limited service on weekends.[4] For a detailed map and schedules of all CityBus services, click here.

Schedules and Operating Hours[edit]

Note: all schedules and hours listed below current as of 6 October 2013.

Weekdays: departures from 6:00am to 7:45pm

  • Routes 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 19: every 30 minutes
  • Route 6: every 45 minutes
  • Routes 2, 4, 7, 15, 17, 18: hourly

Saturdays: departures from 7:00am to 7:00pm

  • Route 9: every 30 minutes
  • Routes 4 & 7: every 2 hours
  • All others: hourly
  • Route 18 has no service 12:50pm until 1:50pm; the last Route 18 departs at 3:50pm.

Sundays: departures from 9:25am to 4:45pm

  • Routes 1 & 15: no service
  • Routes 4 & 7: every 2 hours
  • All others: hourly
  • Route 18 has no service 12:50pm until 1:50pm; the last Route 18 departs at 3:50pm.

Holidays[edit]

Santa Rosa CityBus does not operate on:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Transit Mall and Transfer Centers[edit]

Santa Rosa Transit Mall

The downtown Transit Mall, a segment of Second Street between Santa Rosa Avenue and B Street, is the main transfer point for several bus agencies, including Sonoma County Transit, Golden Gate Transit,[5] and Mendocino Transit Authority, and most CityBus routes begin and end their trips there.

In May 2000, the city opened the Westside Transfer Center as an additional transfer point,[6] where Routes 3, 6, and 15 make stops. There are also several transfer centers within the city, including:

  • Northside Transfer Center - at Range Avenue & Steele Lane, near Coddingtown Mall. Transfer point for Routes 10, 11, 15, and 17
  • Eastside Transfer Center - at Sonoma Avenue & Farmers Lane, across Montgomery Village. Transfer point for Routes 2, 4, 7, 8, and 18
  • Southside Transfer Center - at Hearn Avenue & Burbank Avenue, near Roseland. Transfer point for Routes 12, 15, and 19

Fares and Transfers[edit]

Fares[edit]

Fares for the Santa Rosa CityBus,[7] including its descriptions, are:

  • Adults: $1.50
    • Anyone between 19 and 64 years old
  • Half Fare: $0.75 - to be qualified, present either:
    • A valid Medicare Card
    • A proof of age: 65 years and older
    • A valid DMV ID Card or Placard
    • A valid Regional Transit Discount Card (must be shown at time of payment)
  • Youth: $1.25
    • Anyone between 5 and 18 years old
  • Children: Free
    • 4 years old and younger; must be accompanied by an adult. Up to 3 children may accompany an adult free.

Transfers[edit]

Transfers are only issued when a fare is paid, cash or ticket; they are valid for two transfers within 90 minutes of issue.

  • Transferring from Santa Rosa CityBus to:
    • Another Santa Rosa CityBus route are issued only when a fare is paid and are valid for 90 minutes and/or two transfers after the time of issue
    • Sonoma County Transit - first (boarding) zone credit
    • Napa VINE - transfer discount
    • Golden Gate Transit - riders receive a $1.00 fare credit for adults ($0.50 for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities) for continuing travel on GGT. Surrender the transfer to the bus operator to receive the appropriate credit
  • Transferring to Santa Rosa CityBus from:
    • Golden Gate Transit - riders receive a $1.25 adult fare credit ($0.60 youth/senior/disabled) for continuing travel, and it is only valid at points where CityBus and GGT routes intersect (e.g. Santa Rosa Transit Mall); a Santa Rosa CityBus transfer will be issued on request.[8]
    • Other agencies - passengers holding valid transfers from all agencies mentioned above may ride any Santa Rosa CityBus for free. A Santa Rosa CityBus transfer will be issued on request.

CityPass and CityPass Ticket Books[edit]

The CityPass is a convenient 31-Day pass that eliminates the need to carry exact change for bus fare, and it can save money since it is good for unlimited rides, once activated, during the 31 consecutive days. Fares for the CityPass are:

  • Adult - $50.00
  • Half - $25.00
  • Youth* - $25.00 (* - Subsidized through TFCA grant)

The CityPass Ticket Books, on the other hand, eliminates the need to carry exact change for bus fare, never expire, and are great for occasional CityBus riders. Fares for the CityPass Ticket Books are:

  • Adult (sold in 40 tickets) - $58.00
  • Half (sold in 40 tickets) - $28.00
  • Youth (sold in 40 tickets) - $48.00

Both the CityPass and CityPass Ticket Books can be purchased at any of the following locations: City of Santa Rosa City Hall Room 6, mail order envelopes on its buses, Santa Rosa middle schools and high schools, G & G Market, Safeway stores, Oliver's Market on Stony Point Road and online.

24 Hour Day Pass[edit]

The new 24-hour CityBus Day Pass is a great value for anyone who would need to pay more than two fares within any 24-hour period, making it perfect for someone who wants to run multiple errands without the constraints (time and usage) of a regular transfer.

  • Adult - $4
  • Half - $2
  • Youth - $3

Paratransit[edit]

Santa Rosa Paratransit, the paratransit arm of Santa Rosa CityBus and the city of Santa Rosa, provides dial-a-ride (i.e. curb to curb) transportation services within the Santa Rosa city limits and the unincorporated Roseland area.[9] Eligibility requirements require the passenger's disability prevents him/her from using fixed route transit (Santa Rosa CityBus or other transit systems). MV Transportation is the contractor of all paratransit services in Santa Rosa.

One of CityBus' routes, Route 16 (Oakmont Shuttles), picks up Oakmont residents who are ADA Paratransit Certified at their homes for free to take them to and from the activities they enjoy within Oakmont. It also lets residents to get a ride home for free as well. And they can go along on the daily shopping trips to:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - St. Francis Center (Safeway)
  • Tuesdays - Montgomery Village
  • Wednesdays - Montecito Shopping Center (Oliver’s Market)
  • Thursdays - CVS Pharmacy (Farmer’s Lane)

It works as the Route 16 bus that serves Oakmont. However, as the bus travels along its regular route, it simply makes small detours to pick up ADA Paratransit Certified Oakmont residents at their homes, and then return to the regular route.

Reservations are accepted up to seven (7) days in advance or between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on the same day as the ride. Reservations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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