On Thursday, March 1, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) invites the public to attend a fun and informative event to launch the new Midtown Corridor, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Route 47. Scheduled to appear are City of Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Orientation and Mobility Specialist and RTD Director Joni Bauer, and RTD CEO Donna DeMartino.
The theme of the launch event, “Reconnect from East to West” fosters the idea that RTD’s new Midtown Corridor service will play an integral role connecting residents and visitors to the city, from Franklin High School in the east all the way to the DMV in the west.
Guests will be invited to enjoy appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages provided by Delta College Culinary Arts students (while supplies last). They may also purchase food from food trucks parked near the entrance. An RTD themed cheer will be performed by the Franklin High cheering squad. This will be followed by multiple brief speeches. Guests will then be invited to join a celebratory bus procession led by the Franklin School marching band. A guided tour of the route in specially decorated RTD buses will follow. The event will conclude at the Children’s Museum where Artie D. will be waiting to welcome everyone back. The first 50 attendees will receive a custom RTD tote bag and a commemorative Artie D. bobblehead.
The Midtown Corridor launch event will be held in the parking lot of the Children’s Museum of Stockton, 402 W. Weber Ave., Stockton, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. For more information, visit sjRTD.com, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.