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Providing Transportation for the City of San Luis Obispo since 1974

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16The City of San Luis Obispo’s Transit Division operates a quality fixed route service, as well as a seasonal Trolley. Travel conveniently from neighborhoods to major shopping centers, local schools, including Cal Poly, medical offices, and work sites on one of SLO Transit’s eight fixed routes.

The Old SLO Trolley is a charming and fun way to get from the hotels on North Monterey to Downtown SLO on Thursdays for the weekly Farmers Market and, in the warmer months, you can ride the Trolley on Fridays and Saturdays.


Routes

SLO Transit routes include Routes 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A4B. 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.

Ride Guide Booklet (combined route information). 

Effective August 20, 2018:

San Luis Tripper (SLT). Laguna Tripper (LT).

Effective September 3, 2018:

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

Effective September 20, 2018:

Highland Tripper (HT). Route 6 Express (6X).

View routes within Remix, a web-based transit planning application, here.



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Experience the holiday season in Downtown SLO with FREE rides on the Holiday Trolley. Beginning this Friday, the Holiday Trolley will be looping through downtown decked out with holiday lights and decorations. The Holiday Trolley services designated downtown stops every 10 to 15 minutes on Fridays - Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 23 - Dec. 23, 2018. By parking in one of the three downtown parking structures, the Holiday Trolley is your connection to downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment. View Holiday Trolley postcard.


You're Riding an Award Winning Transit System!

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2018 - CalACT (California Association for Coordinated Transportation) named SLO Transit the Outstanding Transportation Agency for 2018. The award honors an agency that has demonstrated achievement in efficiency, effectiveness, and customer service. 

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2018 - Metro Magazine honored SLO Transit with the 2018 Award of Innovation, recognizing the City of San Luis Obispo’s entire reworking of its vehicle specifications to modernize its transit fleet while simultaneously improving the safety and operation of the vehicles.

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2018 - APWA (American Public Works Association) honored SLO Transit with the 2017 Project of the Year — Sustainable Initiatives award for its transit fleet modernization and upgrade project.


Take a Virtual Tour!

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:

 

Bus Dispatch and Lost & Found: 805.541.2877

Regional Transit Information: slorta.org

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FAQs

  • 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?
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  • When do I need a transfer?
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