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Posted on: May 25, 2021

The Beach Bus Is Back: Free Rides to Whiskeytown This Summer

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The Beach Bus returns to service this week on Thursday, May 27, 2021 with service all summer long, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  The Beach Bus brings back public transportation service between Downtown Redding and Brandy Creek Beach at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (NRA), with additional stops at Buenaventura Boulevard & Eureka Way and Shasta State Historic Park on SR 299. 

The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency (SRTA) is sponsoring the Beach Bus, which will be offered at no cost to passengers and includes free access to Whiskeytown NRA.  The Redding Area Bus Authority will operate the service, with additional assistance and support from the National Park Service and Healthy Shasta.  SRTA's Executive Director Dan Little says, “The Beach Bus was a very popular community asset for Shasta County that last operated in 2017, and we’re looking forward to bringing back this transportation option for residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors here in our backyard.”

The service will operate from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding holidays), from May 27 to September 4, 2021. The Beach Bus route will begin and end its route from Redding’s Downtown Transit Center at 1530 Yuba Street which will allow passengers to transfer between RABA bus services, intercity transportation including Burney Express and Amtrak, and rural transportation provided by SRTA's ShastaConnect service. A timetable for Beach Bus service is attached to this press release.

Additional information is available on RABA's website here.

See you onboard!


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