Why Ride RTA in the Winter

Jan 16, 2019

by Julia Rivera

Snow storm? No worries! Why not take the RTA and avoid driving in the snow? Taking RTA is a safer, more reliable, and less stressful way to get to your destination while also contributing to a decrease in traffic congestion. Our trains and buses are equipped for harsh winter months and provide you easy access to campus, work, or another destination! When riding the train, you aren’t at the mercy of traffic. Each morning during the winter “snow trains” ride the lines to break up the ice and snow on the overhead lines and tracks.  Save money on gas and winter car maintenance or repairs by riding RTA. Forget about scraping your car off every morning, re-inflating your tires, and refilling windshield fluids. Why not play it safe and ride with RTA?

Tips for Safe Winter RTA Travels:

  • Leave early and expect delays- buses can’t fly! We are still subject to traffic and weather conditions, so allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
  • Step carefully and use handrails
  • Dress appropriately for the weather- bundle up!
  • Be kind to your operator
  • Use your flashlight when a driver is approaching to signal you are at the stop. It’s dark out there, and sometimes you blend in with your surroundings!
  • Wear reflective clothing
  • Stay on sidewalks
  • Stay connected on our app or visit rideRTA.com
  • Track your ride in real time by using the Transit App.
  • Refer back to our “Winter Weather FAQ” blog for more info on riding RTA in the winter.