R-Transit/ Paratransit

Since 1976, the mission of R-Transit is to provide safe and reliable transportation for seniors (55 and older) and individuals with disabilities so as to improve their access to community services and activities, to decrease their experience of social isolation, and to enhance their abilities to remain living independently in their chosen communities. 


Beginning November 5, 2018 the R-Transit program will relocate to:
440 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 307-8026

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday (excluding weekend and holidays)
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Located on the 2nd floor at 440 Civic Center Plaza

450 Civic Center Plaza

R-Transit Holiday Schedule 2019

Holiday Day Observed
New Year's Day
January 1
Martin L. King Jr. Day
January 21
Presidents' Day
February 18
Memorial Day
May 27
Independence Day
July 4
Labor Day
September 2
Admission Day
September 9
Indigenous Peoples Day
October 14
Veterans Day
November 11
Thanksgiving Day
November 28 & 29
Christmas Day
December  25
New Year's Day January 1, 2020


The City of Richmond’s paratransit (R-Transit) program is partnering with transportation network company Lyft to provide on demand transportation. Lyft is a ridesharing application that connects people with a nearby driver and transports them to their destination.
The R-Transit program’s newest addition, RAPID, offers R-Transit clients a subsidy to use Lyft for on-demand trips in the cities of Richmond, El Cerrito, North Richmond, El Sobrante, Kensington, San Pablo, and Pinole. RAPID will also expand service to and from the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Veterans hospital in Martinez, CA.

To learn more, visit http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/3747/R-Transit-with-Lyft


R-Transit is a program within the City Manager's Office that provides low-cost transportation services to seniors(55 and older) and persons with disabilities who reside in the City of Richmond and the unincorporated areas of East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Kensington, North Richmond, Hasford Heights and Rollingwood.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for the R-Transit Program, you must be either a resident of Richmond, North Richmond, El Sobrante, or Kensington.
  • R-Transit serves clients 18 years or older.Applicants between the ages of 18-54 must provide proof of disability.

Programs offered by R-Transit:

• Demand-response
• Individual trips
• Group trips
• Standing orders
• Special purpose group tours
• Shuttle services
• Nutrition site transportation