Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Regional Transit System (RTS) will have impacts to its service between Wednesday, November 26 and Friday, November 28, 2012. Reduced service will occur Wednesday; there will be no service on Thursday and Sunday service on Friday. Please see below for more information.
Routes 24A, 25 and 39 will be detoured beginning Monday, November 17. Route 24A will not service the Gainesville Airport. The first two and last two runs for 24A will turn around at the Alachua County Fairgrounds, as FDOT is closed. Routes 25 and 39 will service the Airport via the new Airport entrance on Waldo Road. This detour will remain in effect until Monday, November 24.
The Route 6 will be detoured, starting Monday, November 10, due to construction at the South Main Street/Depot Avenue construction. Route 6 will leave the Rosa Parks Downtown Station heading north on SE 3rd Street, it will then turn left onto SE 4th Avenue and then right on South Main Street. The detour will be reversed when inbound to the Downtown Station. This detour is scheduled to last through December. Sorry 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.