the RIDE (blue bus fixed-route service operated by Sitka Tribe of Alaska)



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Bus Route Services
Our partner, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, operates the “blue buses” called the RIDE, which is our scheduled fixed-route bus service around Sitka. The RIDE operates from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The RIDE runs three routes — Red Line (Halibut Point Road), Blue Line (Sawmill Creek Road), and Green Line (Japonski Island and Indian River). The map below shows the routes in relation to the map of Sitka.

theridelines2xClick here for a mobile-friendly interactive schedule and map
(once link opens, click on the bus icons for schedule information)

Click here for a printable version of the Ride schedule and map (PDF file, updated 2016 with Blue Line extension to Gary Paxton Industrial Park)

Red route out along Halibut Point Road – one-hour loop

Blue route out along Sawmill Creek Road – one-hour loop
Green route through town and over the O’Connell Bridge to Japonski Island – half-hour loop

All routes leave Crescent Harbor parking lot downtown at 45 minutes past the hour. The Green route also leaves Crescent Harbor parking lot at 15 minutes past the hour.

$2.00 per one-way ride for adults. $1.00 for seniors (age 60 or older), children (age 6-17), or persons with disabilities. Children younger than age 6 ride free with an older passenger.

Call 747-7103 for information about the RIDE.

Monthly passes and punch cards can be purchased at Old Harbor Books, Sea Mart, and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska / Tribal Headquarters (204 Siginaka Way).

* Schedule and route map

* Fares, punch cards and passes

* Holidays

* Accessibility

* Bikes on the bus

* Code of Conduct

* Advertising

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