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NOTICE: Arcata Transit will be operating the Orange route (Saturday Service), Monday –Saturday from June 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018. The Gold and Red routes will not operate during this time. Questions call 707-443-0826.

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) $1.50 $1.25 $2.50 $30
Youth (3-17) $1.25 $0.85 $1.50 $25
Senior (62+) $1.25 $0.85 $1.50 $25
Disabled (with valid ID) $1.25 $0.85 $1.50 $25
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NOTICE: The Gold route will not be operating from June 18, 2018 thru August 19, 2018. In its place the Orange Route will run Monday thru Saturday. Please use ONLY the Orange Route schedule link for correct bus info during this time. Questions call 707-443-0826. 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
Stop Minutes after the hour
Transit Center
:05
10th & G
:06
12th & G
:07
16th & G
:08
18th & G
:10
HSU (Library)
:11
L.K. Wood Blvd. at California Ave
Ridge Road
Diamond
L.K. Wood Blvd. to Redwood Ave.
Camp Curtis
Foster Ave & Alliance Rd
:20
Alliance at Stromberg
:22
Alliance at Hilfiker Dr
:23
Alliance at Spear Ave
:24
Mad River Hospital
:26
Lazy J. Tr. Ranch
:27
McDonald's
:31
Valley West South
Valley East
:32
Boyd Rd & Guintoli
:35
Renner Station
:37
West End & Aloha Way
West End & Spear Ave
:38
Spear Ave & Alliance Rd
:39
Alliance & 27th
:41
Alliance & Stromberg
:42
Foster Ave & Alliance Rd
:43
HSU Library Circle
1262
:47
H St & 18th St
:49
H St & 16th St
:50
H St & 14th St
:51
H at 10th (Minor Theater)
:52
H & 9th (Arcata Plaza)
:53
H at 6th
:54
Uniontown Shopping Center
:55
City Hall
:56
Transit Center
:57
Service begins at Transit Center at 7:05 am and ends at Transit Center at 6:57 pm.
Service not provided on: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Holiday Schedule
NOTICE: The Orange Route will be operating Monday-Saturday from June 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018. 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
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
Sunset Avenue & Baldwin St
HSU (Library)
:52
14th at B St.
1261
:54
Transit Center
:56
Service begins at Transit Center at 7:05 am and ends at Transit Center at 6:56 pm.
Service not provided on: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Holiday Schedule
NOTICE: The Red route will not be operating from June 18, 2018 thru August 19, 2018. In its place the Orange Route will run Monday thru Saturday. Please use ONLY the Orange Route schedule link for correct bus info during this time. Questions call 707-443-0826. 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
Stop Minutes after the hour
Transit Center
:05
10th & G
:06
11th at H
:07
11th and K (Westbound)
:08
11th and Q (Westbound)
:09
Greenview Market
:10
Zehndner & S St.
:11
Zehndner at Q St.
:12
11th at Q
:13
11th at K
:14
H at 10th (Minor Theater)
:15
H & 9th (Arcata Plaza)
:16
H at 6th
:17
Uniontown Shopping Center
:18
City Hall
:19
Transit Center
:20
10th & G
:21
12th & G
:22
16th & G
:24
HSU (Library)
:25
L.K. Wood Blvd. at California Ave
Ridge Road
Diamond
L.K. Wood Blvd. to Redwood Ave.
Camp Curtis
HSU Library Circle
1262
:34
14th & B Streets, Arcata
3991
:35
Union at 7th
:38
Community Center
:40
Parkway Apartments
:41
Buttermilk & Bayside
:43
Chester & Beverly
:45
Crescent Way (Northside)
:46
Union Street Charter School
:48
14th and Union (Westbound)
:50
14th and B (Westbound)
:51
HSU (Library)
:53
14th and B (Westbound)
:55
Transit Center
:57
Service begins at Transit Center at 7:05 am and ends at Transit Center at 6:57 pm.
Service not provided on: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Holiday Schedule