The Regional Transportation Authority updated its Robstown route Monday to meet the growth at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds.
Route 34 has been altered to target the most traveled destinations within Robstown such as the fairgrounds, the Keach Family Library and the new Robstown clinic being built on County Road 40 that's scheduled to open in May.
Route 34 is meant as a circulator for the Robstown-area. Riders must still access Route 27 when traveling into Corpus Christi.
The RTA is in the process of updating several routes for better efficiency, and other routes will be upgraded to accommodate the needs of riders. Over the last 10 years, RTA has made numerous improvements to assist with safety and accessibility by installing shelters, benches and curb cuts.
RTA public affairs specialist Kristi Pena said the route changes would not affect rates and there are no plans to raise fares, despite some rumors to the contrary.
Details on route changes may be accessed through the RTA Website at www.ccrta.org or by calling the Customer Service Center at 883-2287. For 24-hour a day automated information, call 289-2600.
Informational public meetings are also held at easily accessible locations. The public meetings are intended not only for the daily rider, but to include those that may travel with RTA only intermittently.
The RTA will host a public meeting sometime in January at the Robstown Senior Center. Details will be announced later.
Almost five million trips are taken annually with RTA in its 838-square-mile service area that includes Agua Dulce, Banquete, Bishop, Corpus Christi, Driscoll, Gregory and Robstown.