Sonoma County Transit

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Sonoma County Transit
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Founded1980
Headquarters355 W. Robles Ave.,
Santa Rosa, CA
Service area Sonoma County
Service type bus service, paratransit, park and ride
Hubs Santa Rosa: Santa Rosa Transit Mall, Petaluma Transit Mall
Fleet51
Website sctransit.com
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Typical bus stop sign

Sonoma County Transit is a public transportation system based in Sonoma County, California.

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Cities and communities served

As the primary bus system in the county, Sonoma County Transit (SCT) operates to the following communities, listed by zones from south to north:

Sonoma Coast and Russian River:

Central Sonoma County (Highway 101 corridor):

Sonoma Valley:

SCT also operates an inter-county route to San Rafael in Marin County, providing connections to Golden Gate Transit, Marin Transit, and Sonoma County Airport Express services to San Francisco and the East Bay, and within Marin County, as well as a route serving Sonoma County Airport north of Santa Rosa. [1] Several routes serve Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit stations.

Routes

SCT operates a number of routes as either local (within one city or area) or inter-community routes (using fare zones). A place indicated in italics means that the area is not served by all trips of a route. Note that all routes do not operate on the following holidays: [2]

Notes:

RouteRoute type (Local/Zone)
and Direction
TerminalsCities, Communities, and Attractions Served
North/East TerminalSouth/West Terminal
10
Operates Mondays to Saturdays (no Sunday service)
Local (Loop)Rohnert Park
(Hunter Drive at Senior Center)
Rohnert Park, Cotati, Sonoma State University
12
Operates Mondays to Saturdays (no Sunday service)
Rohnert Park (Rancho Verde Mobile Home Park, Reading Cinemas)
14
Operates Mondays to Fridays (except holidays)
Rohnert Park (Kaiser Medical Ctr, Walmart, Fairway Dr, Snyder Lane)
20Zone (East-West)Weekdays:
Santa Rosa
(Kaiser Hospital)
Monte Rio
Graton  (One trip)
Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Graton, Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio
Weekends:
Santa Rosa
(Coddingtown Mall)
20X
Operates weekday peak periods only (except holidays)
Zone (East-West)Santa Rosa
(Transit Mall)
Occidental
(Bohemian Hwy & Graton)
Santa Rosa, Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Occidental
22
Operates weekday peak periods only (except holidays)
Zone (East-West)Santa Rosa
(Transit Mall)
Sebastopol
(Laguna Parkway & McKinley)
Santa Rosa, Occidental, Sebastopol
24
Operates Mondays to Saturdays
Local (Loop)Downtown Sebastopol
(Laguna Parkway)
Sebastopol
26
Operates weekday peak periods only (except holidays)
Zone (East-West)Sonoma State UniversitySebastopol
(Laguna Parkway & McKinley)
Rohnert Park, Cotati, Sebastopol
28
Operates Mondays to Fridays (except holidays)
Local (Loop)Downtown Guerneville
(Main & Mill)
Guerneville, Monte Rio, Camp Meeker, Occidental
29
Operates weekends and holidays, seasonal service
Zone (East-West)Santa Rosa
(Coddingtown Mall)
Rio NidoSanta Rosa, Sebastopol, Bodega, Bodega Bay, Sonoma Coast, Jenner, Duncan Mills, Monte Rio, Guerneville, Rio Nido
30Zone (East-West)Sonoma
(Sonoma Plaza)
Weekdays:
Santa Rosa
(Kaiser Hospital)
Santa Rosa, Oakmont, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Agua Caliente, Boyes Hot Springs, El Verano, Sonoma
Weekends:
Santa Rosa
(Coddingtown Mall)
30X
Operates weekday peak periods only (except holidays)
Santa Rosa
(Kaiser Hospital)
Santa Rosa, Kenwood, Boyes Hot Springs, Sonoma
32
Operates Mondays to Saturdays (no Sunday service)
Local (North-South)Agua Caliente
(Agua Caliente Rd. & Hwy 12)
Temelec
(Hermosa Pkwy & Watmaugh)
Agua Caliente, Boyes Hot Springs, El Verano, Sonoma, Temelec
34
Operates weekday peak periods only (except holidays)
Zone (East-West)Sonoma
(Sonoma Plaza)
Santa Rosa
(Transit Mall)
Santa Rosa, Kenwood, Agua Caliente, Boyes Hot Springs, El Verano, Sonoma
38
Operates weekday peak periods only (except holidays)
Zone (East-West)Kenwood
(Hwy 12 & Greene St.)
San Rafael
(San Rafael Transit Center)
Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Agua Caliente, Boyes Hot Springs, El Verano, Sonoma, Temelec, San Rafael
40
Operates weekday peak periods only (except holidays)
Zone (East-West)Sonoma
(Sonoma Plaza)
Petaluma
(Copeland St. Transit Mall)
Sonoma, Temelec, Petaluma
42
Operates weekdays only (except holidays)
Local (East-West)Santa Rosa
(Transit Mall)
Industry West Business ParkSanta Rosa
44Zone (North-South)Santa Rosa
(Coddingtown Mall)
Petaluma
(Copeland St. Transit Mall)
Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Sonoma State University, Petaluma (East and West)
46
Operates weekdays only (except holidays)
Zone (North-South)Santa Rosa
(Transit Mall)
Sonoma State UniversitySanta Rosa, Rohnert Park
48Zone (North-South)Santa Rosa
(Coddingtown Mall)
Petaluma
(Copeland St. Transit Mall)
Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma
48X
Operates weekday peak periods only (except holidays)
Santa Rosa
(Kaiser Hospital)
Petaluma
(Fairgrounds Park and Ride)
60Zone (North-South)All trips:
Healdsburg
(Healdsburg Ave. & Dry Creek)
Santa Rosa
(Transit Mall)
Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa
Select trips:
Cloverdale
(Cloverdale Depot or City Hall Plaza)
Cloverdale, Asti, Geyserville, same between Healdsburg and Santa Rosa
60X
Operates weekday peak periods only (except holidays)
Cloverdale
(Cloverdale Depot)
Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa
62
Operates Mondays to Fridays (except holidays)
Zone (North-South)Windsor
(Intermodal Transit Ctr.)
Santa Rosa
(Transit Mall)
Windsor, Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa
66
Operates Mondays to Saturdays (no Sunday service)
Local (Loop)Windsor Depot
(Town Green)
Windsor
68
Operates Mondays to Fridays (except holidays)
Local (Loop)Cloverdale
(City Hall)
Cloverdale

Notes:

Commuter Services

RouteMorning CommuteAfternoon CommuteExpress Route Area
20XOccidental to Santa RosaSanta Rosa to OccidentalRoute via Windsor, bypassing Sebastopol and Graton
30XSonoma to Santa RosaSanta Rosa to SonomaBetween St. Francis Center (Santa Rosa) and Kenwood, then to Boyes Hot Springs (no stop in El Verano)
34Santa Rosa to SonomaSonoma to Santa RosaBetween St. Francis Center (Santa Rosa) and Kenwood, then to Boyes Hot Springs
38Kenwood to San RafaelSan Rafael to KenwoodBetween Hwy 116 & Hwy 121 and San Rafael
48XPetaluma to Santa RosaSanta Rosa to PetalumaBetween Santa Rosa Transit Mall and Commerce Blvd. & Rohnert Park Expwy, then to Cotati Hub
60XCloverdale to Santa RosaSanta Rosa to CloverdaleBetween Windsor River Rd. & Windsor Rd. and Mendocino Ave. & Bicentennial Way (Santa Rosa), with a stop at County Administration Center

Fares, passes, and transfers

SCT fares vary according to the length of a patron's trip. The transit system is divided into fare zones, wherein the fare depends upon the number of zones traveled. Kids below 6 ride for free with fare-paying rider; 3-kid limit applies. [3]

Notes:

Transfers

SCT provides free transfers to passengers after paying a certain fare for the number of zones intended to travel, and it is valid for two (2) hours heading to the general direction of travel. [5] Transferring from Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit, and Golden Gate Transit are accepted for a first (boarding) zone fare credit. SCT also has transfer agreements with Healdsburg Transit aside from the three transit agencies mentioned above.

Paratransit

Sonoma County Paratransit is designed to serve the needs of individuals with disabilities within Sonoma County. It adheres to ADA standards to serve areas within 3/4 of a mile from any public fixed-route service. This includes service within the incorporated areas of Sonoma County, the Greater Santa Rosa Area, and between the County's nine incorporated cities. In addition, service is provided within the following communities: Windsor, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Sonoma Valley (including Agua Caliente and Boyes Hot Springs), Cotati, Rohnert Park, Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Duncans Mills, and Occidental. [6] [7]

Operating hours for the paratransit service are weekdays from 5:00am to 11:00pm and weekends from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

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