Redwood Coast Transit

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Redwood Coast Transit
HeadquartersRedwood Coast Transit 140 Williams Rd., Crescent City.
LocaleDel Norte County, CA
HubsCressent City Cultural Center
DepotsRedwood Coast Transit Yard

140 Williams Drive,

Crescent City
Daily ridershipWeekday: 390 Saturday/Holiday: 200
Annual ridership110,691 (2019)
OperatorFirst Transit
Transit ManagerJoe Rye

Redwood Coast Transit (RCT) provides bus service in Del Norte County, CA. The service offers 4 City Routes that operate in Crescent City, 2 regional routes that provide connections to Gasquet and Arcata, and a school route that provides 1 daily trip from Del Norte High School. RCT also offers a Dial A Ride service which primarily provides ADA Paratransit Service but the general public can pay a surcharge to use the service as well.


Current Fares

RTC has two types of fare: Local Fares paid on local routes and Zone Based Fares on Regional Routes. Youth, Seniors and people with a disability can receive a discounted fare.[1]

COVID-19 Response[edit]

In April 2020, evening trips on all lines and weekend service on lines 2 and 4 were discontinued due to reduced demand and staffing levels as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] On March 23, 2020, RCT eliminated fare collection to promote social distancing between passengers and operators, however this led to a spike in non-essential trips and operator complaints about crowded buses which lead RCT to resume fare collection in early April 2020. Ridership during the pandemic is now down about 50%.[3]


Local Routes[4][edit]

Route # Destinations Service Hours Schedule
1 - Parkway/El Darado College of the Redwoods, Safeway, Walmart, Cultural Center Mon-Sat 7a-6p Current Schedule
2 - A/Inyo/ Washington College of the Redwoods, Safeway, Walmart, Cultural Center Mon-Fri 7a-5:30p Current Schedule
3 - Northcrest Cultural Center, Senior Center Mon-Sat 7a-5:30p Current Schedule
4 - Bertsch / Howland Hill Cultural Center, Safeway, Rite Aide, Elk Valley Casino Mon-Fri 7:30a-6p Current Schedule

Regional Routes[5][6][edit]

Route # Destinations Service Hours Schedule
20 - Smith River / Crescent City / Arcata Lucky 7 Casino, Ft. Dick, College of the Redwoods, Cultural Center, Prairie Creek State Park, Orick Redwood National Park, Arcata Transit Center Mon-Fri 6a-7p Current Schedule
199 – Crescent City / Gasquet Cultural Center, Sutter Hospital, College of the Redwoods, Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park VIsitor Center, Gasquet Market Mon-Fri


Current Schedule

School Route[7][edit]

Route # Destinations Service Hours Schedule
300 - DNHS PM Tripper Del Norte High School, Cultural Center, Walmart, Senior Center **Currently Discontinued due to COVID-19


1 trip leaving DNHS at 3:25p

Current Schedule


  1. ^ "Fares". Redwood Coast Transit Authority. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  2. ^ "RCTA Adapts to COVID-19 - Updated April 4, 2020". Redwood Coast Transit Authority. 2020-04-04. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  3. ^ "For Redwood Coast Transit, Operating Through COVID-19 Has Been a Roller Coaster". Wild Rivers Outpost. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  4. ^ "City Routes Brochure August 2019 v2" (PDF). Redwood Coast Transit. 2019-08-01.
  5. ^ "Route 199". Redwood Coast Transit Authority. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  6. ^ "Route 20". Redwood Coast Transit Authority. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  7. ^ "Route 300". Redwood Coast Transit Authority. Retrieved 2020-04-22.