Construction activity from the 91 Project will make ridesharing a smarter choice than ever for commuting and recreational travel.
RCTC manages a number of programs to encourage ridesharing and to provide commuting assistance. Please click here to visit the "Commuters" section of RCTC's website to learn about special programs, transit options and motorist aid. The site also includes information about IE511, which serves Inland Empire travelers with real-time traffic for the entire Southern California region, trip planning for bus and rail users, and is the portal for RCTC's commuter ridesharing and employer ridesharing programs.
Once the 91 Project is completed, connections to Metrolink, Riverside Transit Agency bus routes, Corona Cruiser routes and the Santa Ana River Trail will improve. See below for more information.
Metrolink: Your Commuting Connection
RCTC supports commuter rail service in Riverside County, including two Metrolink lines along the 91 corridor — the 91 Line and Inland Empire Orange County (IEOC) Line. Avoid construction delays by hopping aboard Metrolink and leaving the “cone zone” behind. Metrolink’s 91 Line operates trains Monday through Friday, starting at the downtown Riverside station. Trains stop at two stations in Corona, and then head to stations in Fullerton, Buena Park, Norwalk and Los Angeles Union Station. The Inland Empire Orange County Line (IEOC) has service seven days a week, with trains departing San Bernardino and continuing to stations in Riverside, Corona and nine Orange County cities.
The North Main Corona and Corona Metrolink stations both are within a quarter-mile of the 91. The 91 Project will improve access and reduce congestion near these stations and make Metrolink a more attractive commuting alternative.
Visit Metrolink for schedules, stations and fares.
Riverside Transit Agency
The new express lanes being built as part of the 91 Project will offer an opportunity to nearly double the amount of express bus service that now is offered along the 91. Currently, the Riverside Transit Agency and the Orange County Transportation Authority operate 21 express bus trips per day on the 91. The project will enable RTA to add 20 additional express bus trips each day, further expanding transportation options.
Transit oriented redevelopment plans are under way for the area along North Main Street, north of the 91. The Western Riverside Council of Governments has organized a Transit Oriented Development Advisory Committee to coordinate the planning effort.
Improved circulation on local streets will benefit the Corona Cruiser, the City of Corona's fixed route bus system. The Corona Cruiser offers stops at Corona City Hall, Corona Public Library, Fender Museum, Senior Center, shopping centers, medical centers, Riverside Transit Agency bus routes, North Main Corona Metrolink station and Park and Ride lots.
Santa Ana River Trail
The Santa Ana River Trail, a 68-mile route between Riverside County and Huntington Beach, provides a dedicated, safe, uninterrupted route for cyclists and pedestrians. Ultimately, the trail will extend from the Pacific Ocean to the crest of the San Bernardino Mountains for 110 miles, making it the longest paved trail and pathway in southern California. Improvements to the 91 will enhance access to the Santa Ana River Trail.