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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
Gold Service Map
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 Download a Printable Schedule (PDF)
Days
Begins at Transit Center at 7:05am and ends at Transit Center at 4:57pm.
Stop Minutes after the hour
Arcata Transit Center
:05
10th & G
:06
12th & G
:07
16th & G
:08
18th & G
:10
HSU Library Circle
:11
L.K. Wood Blvd. & California Ave.
:12
Ridge Road
Diamond
L.K. Wood Blvd. & Redwood Ave.
Camp Curtis
Foster Ave. & Alliance Rd.
:20
Alliance Rd. & Stromberg
:22
Alliance Rd. & Hilfiker Dr.
:23
Alliance Rd. & Spear Ave.
:24
Mad River Hospital
:26
Lazy J. Tr. Ranch
:27
Valley West Blvd. (McDonald's)
:31
Valley West Blvd. South
Valley East Blvd.
:32
Boyd Rd. & Guintoli
:35
Renner Station
:37
West End & Aloha Way
West End & Spear Ave.
:38
Spear Ave. & Alliance Rd.
:39
Humboldt Plaza Apts.
:41
Alliance Rd. & Stromberg
:42
Foster Ave. & Alliance Rd.
:43
L.K. Wood Blvd. & California Ave.
Ridge Road
Diamond
L.K. Wood Blvd. to Redwood Ave.
Camp Curtis
HSU Library Circle
:47
H St. & 18th St.
:49
H St. & 16th St.
:50
H St. & 14th St.
:51
H St. & 10th St. (Minor Theater)
:52
H St. & 9th St. (Arcata Plaza)
:53
H St. & 6th St. Arcata
:54
Uniontown Shopping Center
:55
City Hall
:56
Arcata 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 Download a Printable Schedule (PDF)
Days
Begins at Transit Center at 5:05pm 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
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
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 Download a Printable Schedule (PDF)
Days
Begins at Transit Center at 7:05am and ends at Transit Center at 4:57pm.
Stop Minutes after the hour
Arcata Transit Center
:05
10th & G
:06
11th & H
:07
11th & K (Westbound)
:08
11th & Q
:09
Greenview Market
:10
Zehnder & S St.
:11
Zehnder & Q St.
:12
11th & Q St.
:13
11th & K St.
:14
H & 10th (Minor Theater)
:15
H & 9th (Arcata Plaza)
:16
H & 6th (Arcata)
:17
Uniontown Shopping Center
:18
City Hall
:19
Arcata Transit Center
:20
10th & G
:21
12th & G
:22
16th & G
:24
HSU Library Circle
:25
L.K. Wood Blvd. & California Ave.
:27
Ridge Road
Diamond
L.K. Wood Blvd. to Redwood Ave.
Camp Curtis
HSU Library Circle
:34
14th St. & B
:35
Union & 7th
:38
Community Center
:40
Parkway Apartments
:41
Buttermilk & Bayside
:43
Chester & Beverly
:45
Crescent Way (Northside)
46
Union Street Charter School
:48
14th & Union (Westbound)
:50
14th & B (Westbound)
:51
HSU Library Circle
:53
14th & B (Westbound)
:55
Arcata Transit Center
:57
Service not provided on: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Holiday Schedule