SLO Transit


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.


- Public Meeting Notice  -

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

4:30 PM and 6:00 PM

City/County Library Community Room

995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo

The City of San Luis Obispo Transit (SLO Transit), as a recipient of federal funds, will conduct a public meeting to review the proposed:

  1. Major Service Reduction & Fare Increase Policy
  2. Title VI Plan
  3. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Plan

View working papers and submit comments: online at, by email to, or by mail to SLO Transit at 919 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93401. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for thirty (30) days until Monday, September 12, 2016.

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  • The Summer Schedule is effective June 13 (Mon) -  Sept 5 (Mon, Labor Day). Please refer to the Rider Alerts page and the dates on the schedule here

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


Full SRTP draft: SLO Transit Full SRTP Draft (pdf, 8.29 mb)

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

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


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June 1 - August 31, 2016 

Summer Youth Ride Free is an annual Rideshare program that allows K-12 students to take the bus for free during summer months. No pass is required. Students simply present their student ID to the driver (when they've been issued one - for younger students this may not apply). This program gives youth a positive exposure to transit services. 




The Tripper Bus Service begins service on Monday, August 22, 2016. The 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:



  • How do I figure out the bus I need, at the time I need it?
  • What’s the difference between SLO Transit and RTA?
  • When does the trolley run?
  • Where can I buy a bus pass?
  • When do I need a transfer?
  • Lost and found – I left something on the bus, where can I find it?
  • Can I buy a pass that works on both SLO Transit and RTA?
  • I heard that SLO Transit is hiring bus drivers, how do I apply?
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