We will be providing Gator Aider service for the UF vs. Idaho game this Saturday. Service can be caught from Haile Plantation, Town of Tioga, Oaks Mall, 34th Street UF Hilton and the SW City of Gainesville Parking Garage. Service will start at 4 p.m. and return trips will start at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Cost is $10 for a single roundtrip ticket or $50 for a single season pass. Only cash is accepted. Go Gators!
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, RTS bus service will be suspended on Monday, September 1. All RTS offices will be closed and paratransit service will also be suspended. Normal fall bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 2. Please plan accordingly.
Route 117 is crossing over 34th Street on the Hull Road extension and stopping at the UF Park-N-Ride Lot 2 location. It will then reverse and head back onto campus. 117 will NOT service SW 20th Avenue at this time. Once construction on the Hull Road extension is complete, then the 117 will resume the posted route in the RTS schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To remain eligible for federal and state funding, RTS is required annually to submit a Program of Projects to the Federal Transit Administration and a budget application for capital and operating projects to the Florida DOT. Please see below for the 2014 project list.
We are expecting delays for the rest of February on Routes 16, 17 and 122 which travel SW 16th Avenue. There also may be delays on Routes 10, 43 and 76 which travel on NW 16/23rd Avenue. These delays are related to construction.
Be assured that we run all scheduled routes even though buses may not be shown on the Gator Locator system. Please call our Customer Service line at (352) 334-2600 to verify routes are running. We apologize for any inconvenience.
How To Ride
Whenever the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning or watch for Alachua County and surrounding areas, RTS will provide regular city fixed route and campus shuttle service until sustained winds reach 39 mph. At that time RTS buses will finish their current run and service will be suspended for the duration of the emergency. RTS will suspend service for complementary Paratransit Service when sustained winds reach 35 mph.
For weather emergency related information, contact Alachua County Emergency Services at 3-1-1 or Rumor Control at 352-264-6557, or visit www.alachua-em.org.