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A&MRTS is the public bus system that serves Arcata, California, offering several routes that run Monday - Friday, and limited Saturday service. The Arcata City Council initiated A&MRTS in 1975, and operates it through the Public Works Department.

Arcata and Mad River Fares

1 ride Multi-ride rate
Regional transit pass
Day pass Monthly pass
Adult (18-62) $1.75 $1.25 $2.50 $30.00
Youth (3-17) $1.25 $1.00 $1.50 $25.00
Senior (62+) $1.25 $1.00 $1.50 $25.00
Disabled (with valid ID) $1.25 $1.00 $1.50 $25.00
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Route
The Gold Route is operated by Arcata and Mad River Transit System and serves downtown Arcata, Humboldt State University, Valley West Shopping Center, and Alliance Rd. Permalink this route

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  • All: RTS/ETS/AMRTS Routes

    All:    RTS/ETS/AMRTS Routes  Effective May 18, 2020, if you are in a mobility device and need a ride, you now have the option to contact Dial-a-Ride at 707-442-4555 to schedule a FREE Ride. All trips made with Dial-a-Ride will be bus stop to bus stop only. Dial-a-Ride will strictly follow the departure times listed […]

    Effective: May 18, 2020
  • Reduced Service for Arcata Mad River Transit

    Effective immediately the Arcata Transit will only be running the orange route until further notice.   Monday – Saturday

    Effective: March 27, 2020
Download a Printable Schedule (PDF)
Days
Begins at Transit Center at 7:05am and ends at Transit Center at 6:57pm.
Stop Minutes after the hour
Transit Center
:05
10th & G
:06
12th & G
:07
16th & G
:08
18th & G
:10
HSU (Library)
:11
L.K. Wood Blvd. at California Ave
Ridge Road
Diamond
L.K. Wood Blvd. to Redwood Ave.
Camp Curtis
Foster Ave & Alliance Rd
:20
Alliance at Stromberg
:22
Alliance at Hilfiker Dr
:23
Alliance at Spear Ave
:24
Mad River Hospital
:26
Lazy J. Tr. Ranch
:27
McDonald's
:31
Valley West South
Valley East
:32
Boyd Rd & Guintoli
:35
Renner Station
:37
West End & Aloha Way
West End & Spear Ave
:38
Spear Ave & Alliance Rd
:39
Alliance & 27th
:41
Alliance & Stromberg
:42
Foster Ave & Alliance Rd
:43
HSU Library Circle
1262
:47
H St & 18th St
:49
H St & 16th St
:50
H St & 14th St
:51
H at 10th (Minor Theater)
:52
H & 9th (Arcata Plaza)
:53
H at 6th
:54
Uniontown Shopping Center
:55
City Hall
:56
Transit Center
:57
Service not provided on: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Holiday Schedule
The Orange Route is operated by Arcata and Mad River Transit System. It serves downtown Arcata, Sunny Brae, Greenview Market, Humboldt State University, Valley West Shopping Center, and Alliance Rd. Permalink this route

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  • Order of the Health Officer of the County of Humboldt

    Order of the Health Officer of the County of Humboldt For All:     RTS/ETS/AMRTS Routes If you are in a mobility device and need a ride, please contact City Cab at 707-442-4555 two (2) hours before your departure if possible. People must use public Transit ONLY for purposes of performing Essential Activities or to travel […]

    Posted on: March 30, 2020
  • Reduced Service for Arcata Mad River Transit

    Effective immediately the Arcata Transit will only be running the orange route until further notice.   Monday – Saturday

    Effective: March 27, 2020
Download a Printable Schedule (PDF)
Days
Begins at Transit Center at 6:05pm and ends at Transit Center at 9:56pm.
Stop Minutes after the hour
Transit Center
:05
Parkway Apartments
:08
Buttermilk & Bayside
:10
Crescent Way (Northside)
:12
V St. & Ariel
Greenview Market
:18
Zehndner & S St.
:19
Zehndner at Q St.
11th at Q
:20
11th at K
:22
H at 6th
:24
Uniontown Shopping Center
:25
City Hall
:26
Transit Center
:27
10th & G
:28
12th & G
:29
16th & G
:31
18th & G
:32
HSU (Library)
:33
Town & Country
:37
McDonald's
:38
Valley West South
:39
Valley East
:40
Mad River Gardens
:41
Mad River Hospital
:42
Spear Ave & Alliance Rd
:44
Humboldt Plaza Apts.
:45
Alliance & Stromberg
:46
Foster Ave & Alliance Rd
:47
Sunset Avenue & Baldwin St
HSU (Library)
:52
14th at B St.
1261
:54
Transit Center
:56
Service not provided on: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Holiday Schedule
Begins at Transit Center at 7:05am and ends at Transit Center at 6:56pm.
Stop Minutes after the hour
Transit Center
:05
Parkway Apartments
:08
Buttermilk & Bayside
:10
Crescent Way (Northside)
:12
V St. & Ariel
Greenview Market
:18
Zehndner & S St.
:19
Zehndner at Q St.
11th at Q
:20
11th at K
:22
H at 6th
:24
Uniontown Shopping Center
:25
City Hall
:26
Transit Center
:27
10th & G
:28
12th & G
:29
16th & G
:31
18th & G
:32
HSU (Library)
:33
Town & Country
:37
McDonald's
:38
Valley West South
:39
Valley East
:40
Mad River Gardens
:41
Mad River Hospital
:42
Spear Ave & Alliance Rd
:44
Humboldt Plaza Apts.
:45
Alliance & Stromberg
:46
Foster Ave & Alliance Rd
:47
Sunset Avenue & Baldwin St
HSU (Library)
:52
14th at B St.
1261
:54
Transit Center
:56
Service not provided on: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Holiday Schedule
The Red Route is operated by Arcata and Mad River Transit System. It serves downtown Arcata, Greenview Market, Arcata Community Center, Sunny Brae, Humboldt State University, and LK Wood Blvd. Permalink this route

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Download a Printable Schedule (PDF)
Days
Begins at Transit Center at 7:05am and ends at Transit Center at 6:57pm.
Stop Minutes after the hour
Transit Center
:05
10th & G
:06
11th at H
:07
11th and K (Westbound)
:08
11th and Q (Westbound)
:09
Greenview Market
:10
Zehndner & S St.
:11
Zehndner at Q St.
:12
11th at Q
:13
11th at K
:14
H at 10th (Minor Theater)
:15
H & 9th (Arcata Plaza)
:16
H at 6th
:17
Uniontown Shopping Center
:18
City Hall
:19
Transit Center
:20
10th & G
:21
12th & G
:22
16th & G
:24
HSU (Library)
:25
L.K. Wood Blvd. at California Ave
Ridge Road
Diamond
L.K. Wood Blvd. to Redwood Ave.
Camp Curtis
HSU Library Circle
1262
:34
14th & B Streets, Arcata
3991
:35
Union at 7th
:38
Community Center
:40
Parkway Apartments
:41
Buttermilk & Bayside
:43
Chester & Beverly
:45
Crescent Way (Northside)
:46
Union Street Charter School
:48
14th and Union (Westbound)
:50
14th and B (Westbound)
:51
HSU (Library)
:53
14th and B (Westbound)
:55
Transit Center
:57
Service not provided on: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Holiday Schedule