Humboldt Transit Authority News

Service Adjustments Effective May 18, 2020

May 13, 2020

Getting Back to Work with HTA

Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA) will play a key part of getting worker’s back on the job in California as the state allows businesses to partially reopen. As customers and employees return to public transit, they should be aware that several important changes have been made due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Service Adjustments

HTA remains committed to providing services to those who rely on buses, but temporary service adjustments will remain in place for buses that reflects current ridership demand.

Effective May 18, 2020, HTA will increase bus service during the week and a modified schedule for Saturday. For more information regarding RTS, ETS, WC, or SoHum, please refer to the service provider links on the website.

Bus Boarding

HTA began making riders board at the rear doors of buses last month, among other operational changes in effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. This allowed HTA to restrict passengers and install physical partitions.

Beginning on Monday May 18, 2020, boarding will resume through the front door and fares will be collected. To reduce contact and cash fares, HTA recommends purchasing a $10 or $20 Regional Transit Pass or using the Token Transit App. Tickets can also be purchased in advance  at the HTA online store with a credit card and in return tickets will be mailed to you.

Wheelchair Securement Stations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Effective May 18, 2020, if you are in a mobility device and need a ride, please 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 on the most current bus schedule from 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday, and 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday.

Social Distancing

To encourage social distancing practices and protect customer and employee well-being, HTA recommends maintaining a six-foot distance between the passengers inside buses, at bus shelters/transfer points, and your HTA operator.  Whenever possible, leave an open seat between yourself and other riders, and stay home if you feel sick or are experiencing symptoms. Facial Coverings are Mandatory!

Rider Tips:

  • No Mask No Ride
  • Have your mask on and fare ready before entering the bus.
  • When boarding, one person at a time at the fare box. Wait your turn!
  • No loitering around the driver’s area.
  • Download Token Transit App or purchase passes at
  • Exit through the rear door.
  • Use hand sanitizer stations available on HTA transit buses.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

Cleaning and Protection

HTA continues to aggressively expand agency-wide cleaning and safety protocols in response to the coronavirus. Besides the standard nightly cleanings, vehicles receive additional cleaning around the high touched surface areas, such as handrails, door buttons, grab rails, and hanging straps, cleaned with a solution approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


April 20, 2020


Until further notice, HTA is running on a Saturday Schedule, all systems, Monday through Saturday, for essential travel only.

Please note that some routes will come less often, and the seats in our buses are limited due to Social Distancing and Shelter in Place Notice.


Hasta nuevo aviso, HTA dara servicio en horario de los Sabados, para todas las rutas, de Lunes a Sabado, y solo para viajes esenciales.

Tenga en cuenta que algunas rutas llegaran con menos frecuencia, y los asientos en nuestros camiones son limitados debido al Aviso de Distancia Social y Refugio en Casa.

Notice of Change of Service for Southern Humboldt

April 10, 2020

Notice of Change of Service

Southern Humboldt Saturday Schedules

(Currently operating Mon-Sat)

On Monday April 13, 2020 Southern Humboldt will no longer service the Avenue of the Giants between Holmes and Myers Flat.

The affected stops are:



High Rock

Dyerville Overlook

Founders Grove

Woman’s Federation


Williams Grove

Hidden Springs

The North and Southbound Redcrest and Weott freeway ramps will be serviced.

Essential Trips COVID-19

April 7, 2020

Humboldt Transit Authority continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (also known as COVID-19), staying in contact with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the County of Humboldt Public Health Department.

We understand how news of the virus is causing stress and anxiety, especially as it relates to travel and public spaces. We cannot stress enough how important it is for individuals to take precautions and responsibility for their own well-being to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Any public space creates an opportunity for exposure to respiratory viruses, which is why it is important to review the best way to prevent infection. We encourage all passengers to wear a mask and gloves while riding the bus. Of course, avoiding exposure is the primary way.

Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing.


April 6, 2020


K-TNET is no longer providing service between Hoopa and Willow Creek,

and Trinity Transit is no longer providing service between Weaverville and Willow Creek.



No habra servicio entre Weaverville, Hoopa, y Willow Creek por medio de; K-TNET y Trinity Transit.

COVID-19 Updated Schedules

April 1, 2020

Responding to heightened COVID-19 concerns.

Humboldt Transit will introduce Saturday service on all routes starting Thursday April 2, 2020. In addition, there will be NO Sunday Service.

This will affect: Redwood Transit System, Eureka Transit Service, Willow Creek and Southern Humboldt.

During the COVID-19 response riders should take into account that electronic resources such as Google maps, Transit app and other applications and websites WILL NOT have accurate information for all trips.



Respondiendo a mayores preocupaciones de COVID-19

Humboldt Transit Authority introducira el  servicio del sabado en todas las rutas a partir del Jueves, 2 de Abril del 2020.

Ademas NO habra servicio los Domingos. Esto afectara los servicios de; Redwood Transit System, Eureka Transit System, Willow Creek, y Southern Humboldt.

Durante la respuesta COVID-19, los pasajeros deben tomar en cuenta que los recursos electronicos como los mapas de Google, la aplicacion de Transit y otras aplicaciones y sitios web NO TENDRAN informacion precisa para todos los viajes.

Order of the Health Officer of the County of Humboldt

March 30, 2020

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 to and from work to operate essential businesses or maintain essential Governmental Functions.  People riding on public transit must comply with social distancing requirements to the greatest extent feasible.


Orden Oficial de Saud del Condado de Humboldt

Todas las Rutas de:      RTS/ETS/AMRTS

Si usted usa una silla de movilidad y necesita transporte, comuniquese con City Cab al 707-442-4555 dos (2) horas antes de su salida, si es possible.

Todas las personas deben usar el transporte publico SOLO con el proposito de realizar actividades o negocios esenciales o mantener funciones gubernamentales esenciales. Las personas que viajan en transporte publico deben cumplir con los requisitos de distnaciamiento social en la mayor medida possible.

Reduced Service for Arcata Mad River Transit

March 27, 2020

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


March 24, 2020

HTA continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 virus, and taking precautions to keep employees and riders safe. PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHILE RIDING.

We understand how news of the virus is causing stress and anxiety, especially as it relates to travel and public spaces.  We cannot stress enough how important it is for individuals to take precautions and responsibility for their own well-being to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

All passengers will be entering HTA buses from the rear exit doors. Only mobilities will be allowed access from the front doors. On our smaller buses not equipped with back doors, please enter and take a seat without stopping at the farebox.


HTA continua monitoreando de cerca el virus COVID-19 y tomando precauciones para mantener seguros a los empleados y pasajeros. POR FAVOR MANTENGA SU DISTANCIA DURANTE SU VIAJE.

Entendemos como las noticias del virus estan causando estres y ansiedad, especialmente en lo que respecta a los viajes y los espacios publicos. No podemos enfatizar lo suficiente lo importante que es que las personas tomen precauciones y se responsabilicen de su propio bienestar para ayudar a frenar la velocidad del COVID-19.

Todos los pasajeros ingresaran los camiones desde las puertas de salida traseras.  Solo se permitira el acceso a las movilidades desde las puertas delanteras.  En nuestros camiones mas pequeños que no estan equipados con puertas traseras, ingrese y tome un asiento sin detenerse en la caja de tarifas.



March 23, 2020

Trinity Transit has limited their schedule, which runs from Redding through Weaverville and onto Willow Creek. This service will only be operating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until further notice.

Willow Creek service will operate normal schedule until further notice.