The Point: Route provides easier connections to and from campus

UC Riverside students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors have a new way to travel with Riverside Transit Agency’s launch of Route 56. The route made its debut on January 9 with expanded bus service from the Hunter Park Metrolink Station to the UCR campus.

Fully funded by UCR, the service improves access around the campus with more stops and loops around UCR than any other route. Stops along the southeast side of campus and University Village make it a convenient option for those needing to move about the campus.

Route 56 is one of five routes that serve the campus and features direct connections to popular Routes 1, 13, 14, 16, 51, and the CommuterLink Express 204 (UCR to Montclair).

RTA UCR Entrance

Photo credit: Stan Lim, UC Riverside

Services operates Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., with frequent stops throughout the day.

The best part of all, UCR students, faculty, and staff can ride the new route at no cost as part of RTA’s U-Pass and Go-Pass programs. The programs allow free rides on all RTA buses, including CommuterLink and GoMicro, for attendees of UCR, California Baptist University, La Sierra University, Moreno Valley College, Mt. San Jacinto College, Norco College, Riverside City College. Download the GoMobile app to get started.

For a complete list of RTA route maps and schedules, visit