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Where to Get a Schedule

Petaluma Transit schedules are available at City Hall, the Community Center, the Public Library, and at various locations throughout Petaluma. All buses carry our schedules, or you can call for transit information at 707-778-4460. We will be glad to send you one.

Bus Stops

Buses stop at designated Petaluma Transit stops, generally every few blocks along the route. Bus stop location information can be obtained by calling 707-778-4460. Ask where the nearest stop is located.

Be Early

Always get to your bus stop five minutes before your bus is scheduled to arrive. We will do our best, but variations in weather and traffic conditions sometimes make it impossible to operate exactly on the scheduled times.


Transportation for ADA eligible persons in Petaluma is available by calling Petaluma Paratransit Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Trips can be booked for travel on Monday thru Friday from 6:15 am to 10:10 pm and Saturday 7:15 am to 10:10 pm and Sundays from 8:15 am to 5:40 pm at 707-778-4460. Fare is $3:00 per trip.

Accessibility - Passengers in Wheelchairs

All of our routes are accessible to wheelchair passengers. We ask that all wheelchairs have a working brake system.

Kneeling the Bus

If you have difficulty climbing the step, ask the driver to "kneel the bus." Our buses have a kneeling feature which lowers the bus to curb level for easier boarding.

Bicycles on Buses

Petaluma Transit buses are equipped with front-mounted bicycle racks. These racks can accommodate two to three bicycles very quickly and easily. Riders are responsible for loading and unloading bicycles on first-come, first-served basis.

Rules for Safe Riders

  • Please do not distract the driver while he or she is driving the bus.
  • Please stand behind the white line.
  • All animals must ride in carriers, except service animals.

It's Against State Law To:

  • Evade payment of bus fare, or misuse transfers, passes or tickets to avoid fare payment.
  • Play radios, stereos or other sound equipment when riding a bus.
  • Smoke, eat, drink or expectorate while on the bus.
  • Willfully disturb other bus riders through boisterous or unruly behavior.
  • Penal Code Section 640 makes these infractions punishable by a fine of up to $250.00


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Contact Information

11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4303
fax: 707.206.6034
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Thursday

Director, Public Works and Utilities
Dan St. John, F.ASCE
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4546
Fax: 707.206.6034

Deputy Director,
Larry Zimmer
phone: 707.776.3674
fax: 707.206.6034

City Engineer/Flood Plain Administrator
Curt Bates, P.E
phone: 707.778.4311
fax: 707.206.6034

Airport Manager, Bob Patterson
601 Sky Ranch Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4404
fax: 707.778.4405
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sat. & Sun. 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
After Hours Service:
Fee: $25.00
Call Bob Patterson at 707.753.1166

Transit Manager, Joseph Rye
555 North McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4460
fax: 707.776.3799

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