Effective Sept 7th 2021
SunLine Transit Agency has returned its Sunbus services to the top level.
Back on March 21st 2020, Sunline started operating reduced schedules due to Covid-19.
Expect to see more buses on the road as the schedule will offer more buses, more often on weekdays.
New services at Sunline include a Consolidated Fixed Route, SunRide, and the 10 Commuter Link to the Inland Empire, which connects to other mass transit services around Southern California.
SunRide – a microtransit service available in four Coachella Valley zones connecting riders to the Fixed Routes. Riders use this service with a smartphone app, alerting a SunRide vehicle to pick them up at a destination within the zones to bring them to and from bus stops within the same zone.
The myStop Mobile App, SunLine’s trip planner can help you plan your trip.
Sunline has beefed up its service for students across the Valley, and students in grades 9 through 12 can ride free with the expanded Haul Pass.
As SunLine gears up for the return of Level 1 Service, the Agency asks the community to be mindful of the fact that there is currently a nationwide shortage of bus operators which means there may be occasions when service disruptions are unavoidable. SunLine is looking to grow its team, and encourages anyone interested in helping to keep the Coachella Valley moving to visit https://www.sunline.org/driver.
In compliance with the Transportation Security Administration’s directive that masks be worn on all forms of public transportation through January 18, 2022, SunLine Transit Agency requires face coverings for the safety of our riders, employees and local communities. This extends to customers riding on board any SunLine bus (fixed route, paratransit and the 10 Commuter Link), SunRide vehicle and taxis as well as at bus stops. A face covering means material covering the nose and mouth (with no visible holes) of the individuals, excluding face shields. SunLine will enforce face coverings to be worn in a correct manner, with no exceptions, until otherwise mandated by federal regulations.
As SunLine service levels may adjust slightly, visit https://www.sunline.org/service-levels to learn more about what each level means for daily service schedules.
To learn more about SunLine’s return to Level 1 service, please visit www.SunLine.org.
Photo of a SunBus in Mecca CA.
Photo from Sunline Transit Agency, Thousand Palms CA