Lassen Transit Service Agency (LTSA): An Introduction

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For information on open bids, contact LTSA at 530-251-8305.

Lassen Transit Service Agency (LTSA) is the institutional organization that provides public transportation services in Lassen County. Lassen County was the operator of the public transportation system known as the Lassen Rural Bus (LRB), governed by three members of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors and three members of the City of Susanville City Council. On July 12, 2001, a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) was signed between the County of Lassen and the City of Susanville creating the Lassen Transit Service Agency. The LTSA is charged with the administration and operation of LRB public transportation services within Lassen County under the jurisdiction of the Lassen County Transportation Commission (LCTC), the Regional Transportation Planning Agency for the County. The LCTC is comprised of three members of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors and three members of the City of Susanville City Council, and allocates and distributes the Transportation Development Act (TDA) funding for the LRB service operations. In addition to TDA funds, LTSA receives funding through several resources including the federal government and the State of California.

The LTSA is currently party to six agreements, as follows:

  • The Lassen Rural Bus System Operations Agreement
  • Big Valley 50 Plus for Senior and Public Transportation in Northern Lassen County
  • Lassen Senior Services for Senior Transportation Program
  • Alturas to Susanville to Reno Service Agreement with Modoc County (Sage Stage)
  • The Lassen College Agreement
  • The Far Northern Regional Center (FNRC) Agreement

Public transit services include a fixed route with complementary paratransit service within the City Limits of Susanville. In addition to fixed route services, the Lassen Rural Bus System also provides commuter service to the communities of Westwood and Chester (West County Commuter) and Herlong/Doyle (South County Commuter). Commuter service is also provided into Susanville from Herlong traveling through Standish and Litchfield (South County to Susanville Commuter). For route times, route maps, fare information, please refer to the LRB Riders Guide.

The Dial-a-Ride Program is available to qualified persons at $1.75 per trip. Those interested in obtaining Dial-A-Ride service may complete the Dial-A-Ride application and submit to the Lassen Rural Bus office located at 701-980 Johnstonville Road, Susanville, CA 96130.

Call the Lassen Rural Bus office at (530) 252-7433 for additional assistance.