Due to work on SW 2nd Avenue, Routes 1 and 25 will be detoured as follows: Both Routes heading downtown will turn right onto SW 10th Street; then left on SW 4th Avenue; then left on SW 7th Terrace back to SW 2nd Avenue and continue on route. Detour will be reversed for heading toward the UF campus.
Windmeadows Blvd is partially closed due to construction. Routes 12 and 75 will be detoured as follows: Enter Butler Plaza on SW 35th Blvd; turn right onto Windmeadows Blvd to SW 34th Street; turn right onto 34th Street to Archer Road and then continue on route. These detours will be in effect until further notice.
Beginning Monday, January 5th, Route 62 will be detoured due to the Windmeadows Blvd closure. Route 62 will enter Butler Plaza on SW 37th Blvd and continue to the Oaks Mall, it will not turn onto Windmeadows Blvd.
We will run our annual Winter break Reduced Service beginning Saturday, December 20 and lasting until Sunday, January 4 (Routes marked by an R in the printed and online schedules will be running). There will be no UF campus service, no Later Gator service and no service on Routes 21, 27, 28, 38, 39, 41, 46, 62 and 76. Christmas Eve, December 24, will have only Sunday service (marked by a U in the printed and online versions of the schedule). There will be no bus or ADA service on Christmas Day and New Years Day (December 25 and January 1). Please plan accordingly and have a safe and happy holiday season. See below for more details.
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.