The Point: RTA will offer micro transit rides in Hemet-San Jacinto starting December 19

Ride-hailing apps have revolutionized how commuters and leisure travelers move around our cities and communities. With just a few clicks, we can request a car to pick us up for medical appointments, dinner with friends, or to go home.

Photo of RTA GoMicro Bus

Noting the popularity of these on-demand options, the Riverside Transit Agency will launch its GoMicro service on December 19. With GoMicro, RTA will offer shared rides within the Hemet-San Jacinto microtransit zone that overlays existing RTA fixed routes.

Booking a ride will be as easy as downloading the RTA GoMicro Transit App, creating an account, and requesting a pickup. Unlike other ride-hailing apps, riders can only be dropped at bus stops within the microtransit zone. Riders will be required to reserve rides in advance and should expect a minor wait time.

The app also allows ride-tracking and reserving rides up to seven days in advance. Fares will be the same as regular bus service, with the option to pay on the bus with cash or though the app.

RTA’s GoMicro service will run on ADA-friendly minibuses that hold up to 12 riders. Bike racks and Wi-Fi will be available. The service will operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

More details about this exciting service are available at