Summer Bus Service Begins with Changes

Regional Transit System’s (RTS) summer service is scheduled to begin Monday, May 4, with reduced service.   There will also be a number of changes to routes and service for the summer months including new routes, route alignments and changes to frequencies of buses.

 RTS will have four new routes operating this summer:  Route 3 (formerly 2B); Route 24 (formerly 24B); Route 26 (formerly 24A); and Route 711 (formerly 11C).  Route 41 has been permanently discontinued.

Routes 21, 27, 28, 36, 39, 62, 76 and 77 will be suspended throughout the summer, but will return to service for the fall.  Later Gator service will be suspended until Wednesday, July 1.

Alignment changes have been made to routes 2, 6 and 46.  Frequencies of buses have also changed on many routes.  These changes may be viewed online or in the printed RTS schedule.

Reduced service will run Monday, May 4 – 10.  There are no changes to routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25, 26, 43, 75 and 711.  Routes 9, 10, 12, 13, 20, 23, 34 and 35 will run less frequently.  There will be no service on the UF campus, nor on routes 38 and 46.  Routes running during reduced service are marked by an ‘R’ in the printed and online versions of the schedule. There will be no changes to paratransit service.  These impacts are relative to the summer schedule only.  Normal summer service will start on Monday, May 11.

Visit the RTS Web site at www.go-rts.com or call 352-334-2600 for general schedule information. Direct media inquiries to Chip Skinner, RTS Marketing and Communications Supervisor, at (352) 393-7842 or skinner@cityofgainesville.org.