A true success was realized today when the RCTC (Riverside County Transportation Commission) Board approved an expansion to SunLine’s service to provide transportation options to the rural communities of the Salton Sea.
Funded by a JARC (Job Access and Reverse Commute) grant, passenger fares, and local matching funds, this two year expansion of SunLine’s bus service will enable residents on the North Shore of the Salton Sea to travel by bus to Mecca, Thermal, Coachella and Indio, and enable connections to other Coachella Valley locations. These 4,000+ North Shore residents are currently ten miles from the nearest SunLine stop.
AMMA played a key role in bringing the “right folks to the table” – through the Coordinated Transportation-Human Services Plan process. We are pleased that new mobility options will now exist for this otherwise isolated community, an example of what true coordination can realize.
Click here to read the official press release.