RTA is the Regional/County Bus
The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides intercommunity public transportation. RTA’s service area includes all of San Luis Obispo county and extends into Santa Barbara county to the south. Many of the routes include stops at Cal Poly and at the transit hub in downtown San Luis Obispo to accommodate any transfers you may need.
NEW for Academic Year 2022-23
TAPS is excited to offer subsidized RTA bus passes to commuting students and Cal Poly Employees! Sign up to get started, here’s how:
- Create an iRideshare.org account using your Cal Poly email address.
- Log 16 commute trips by any alternative . That’s only 2 round trips, per week, for 4 weeks. Commute trips must either arrive or depart from Cal Poly.
- After logging 16 trips, claim the bus pass in iRideshare under “my rewards” and follow the provided instructions on how to purchase pass from the Token Transit app.
- Repeat monthly.
- Questions? Email email@example.com for help
This program uses the Token Transit app to send riders passes directly to a smart phone. Just show your ticket to the driver using your phone. Download the Token Transit app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
SLO Transit is the City Bus
SLO Transit connects the city of San Luis Obispo and the campus directly. Find the bus route you need by checking out the SLO Transit Schedule. Service changes as of 1/30/22Announcement
SLO Transit connects the city of San Luis Obispo and the campus directly. Find the bus route you need by checking out the SLO Transit Schedule.
Use the Bus Tracker App to find where the bus is, locate the closest stop to your present location, and get Rider Alert information. Get it on your computer, from Apple App Store or Google Play.
TAPS subsidizes SLO Transit so active students, faculty and staff can ride for free by swiping their Cal Poly ID. Since 1985, Cal Poly has financially subsidized the city bus system, allowing our students, staff and faculty to ride the bus at no cost to the rider. Funding comes from parking citation revenue, not from state general funds, nor from student tuition or fees.