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Providing Transportation for the City of San Luis Obispo since 1974

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The City of San Luis Obispo’s Transit Division operates a Quality Fixed Route service along with a seasonal Trolley Shuttle Service. Travel conveniently from neighborhoods to major shopping centers, local schools, including Cal Poly University, medical offices, and work sites on one of SLO Transit’s seven fixed routes.

The Old SLO Trolley is a fun way to get from the hotels on North Monterey to Downtown SLO on Thursdays for the Farmers' Market year round and in the warmer months; you can ride the Trolley Friday and Saturdays to SLO’s beautiful Downtown.

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New Routes, Schedules, and Fares

- Effective beginning Sunday, June 18, 2017 -

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June 18, 2017 - SLO Transit will be implementing new routes, schedules, and fares. These systemwide changes are in response to the 2017 - 2021 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) adopted by City Council on September 20, 2016 and the 2017 Transit Fare Analysis adopted by City Council on April 4, 2017. 

NEW SCHEDULES (effective June 18, 2017):

Route 1ARoute 1BRoute 2ARoute 2BRoute 3ARoute 3BRoute 4ARoute 4B.

Combined Schedules & Ride Guide

View more hereView new schedules here.

Información en español aquí.

New Routes

New routes include Routes 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B. Route A (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A) travels clockwise and Route B (1B, 2B, 3B, 4B) travels counterclockwise, providing you with bidirectional service along nearly the same route. Bidirectional service gives you the most efficient route option for your travel direction.

Preview new routes within Remix, a web-based transit planning application, here. Please note: Remix does not reflect updated schedules and bus stops. More details to come soon.

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SLO Transit - DBE Goal FFY 2018 - 2020

SLO Transit, as a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recipient, spends less than $250,000 federal dollars per triennial period, so is not required to have a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and triennial DBE goal approved by FTA (49 CFR 26).

As a federal recipient of public funds, SLO Transit is committed to the FTA's desire for minority and/or women owned businesses, known as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (or DBE's), to have equal access and opportunity to contracts paid for with these public funds.

New Buses for SLO Transit

March 9, 2017 - SLO Transit now has three upgraded buses that will replace three 2001 buses scheduled to be retired this year. These new 40-foot, low-floor vehicles were purchased thanks in part to a 1.1 million dollar federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) grant. In addition to having the latest emission-reduction technology and electric engine cooling, the vehicles come outfitted with many exterior and interior upgrades. Check out the interior upgrades highlighted below:

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Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP), FY 2017 - 2021

SRTP: SLO Transit SRTP, FY 2017 - 2021, approved September 2016 (pdf, 11.3 mb)

Proposed System Map: Figure 36 - SLO Transit SRTP (pdf, 0.39 mb, updated 6/7/2016) 

Summary of Public Comments: Summary of SRTP Public Comments (pdf, 0.24 mb) 

The  San Luis Driver Tripper began service on Monday, August 22, 2016. The San Luis Drive Tripper makes three short-looped morning and afternoon trips starting at the Transit Center and servicing SLO High School and other SLO Transit stops. Make sure to check out the KSBY SLO Transit Tripper Commercial!

Take a look at our 2015 Summer Youth Ride Free and 2015 Cal Poly SOAR Orientation ridership.

SLO Transit, in coordination with San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA), is currently in the process of updating the Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). An independent third party contractor is working with both transit agencies to develop this planning document, which will provide direction in planning system growth and responding to needed changes in the next five to seven years. The public is invited to participate in the planning process. On-bus and online surveys to gather information and perceptions from current riders have recently concluded. Public meetings will be announced shortly. Please stay tuned to the Mass Transportation Committee webpage for updated meeting announcements and agendas. 


Bus Dispatch and Lost & Found: (805) 541-2877

Regional Transit Information: slorta.org

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