Free Ride to Cooling Centers – Jul 2-7, 2024

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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Yolo County region beginning July 2 at 11:00 AM PDT until July 6 at 8:00 PM PDT. We advise that all riders take the necessary precautions in order to ride safely. Some tips to stay safe during excessive heat include:

  • Stay Informed – Sign up for text/email alerts on your ride at
  • Stay Hydrated – Drink plenty of water before leaving your home and bring extra water with you. Refill when possible.
  • Bring Sun Protection – Use sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Dress appropriately – Wear a hat, sunglasses, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing to stay cool.
  • Be mindful of your health – Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke (dizziness, nausea, headache, rapid heartbeat, confusion). If you start feeling unwell, alert the driver or a fellow passenger, and get off at the next stop to seek shade and hydration.


To help keep our community cool, starting Tue, Jul 2 until Sun, Jul 7, all Yolobus fixed route services (excluding RT 138) will be free! Riders who need access to cooling centers to escape the heat may ride Yolobus fixed route services to and/or from the local centers available around Yolo County. To locate a cooling center near you, please visit If you need help finding the best route to get to the cooling center from where you are, please call us at (530) 666-BUSS (2877). 
We hope everyone stay safe!