North Shore residents, community leaders and organizers are celebrating the news of a nearly approved transportation program that will provide desperately needed connections to communities and major centers in the Coachella Valley. AMMA led project-development discussions for this service in 2012 during the process of updating the Riverside County Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan on behalf of the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC). AMMA’s and RCTC’s public workshops and meetings brought together the residents, organizers and key transit agencies to begin development of this service.
The proposed weekday bus service will consist of five round-trips between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., connecting rural North Shore not only to the nearest bus route 10 miles away, but to additional destinations in Indio, Coachella and beyond.
This service will be possible through Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) grant funds RCTC will set aside for SunLine Transit Agency, pending full RCTC Board approval on April 10.
Click here to read Supervisor John J. Benoit’s press release about the proposed service and the coordination that made it possible.