San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), formerly known as Stockton Metropolitan Transit District, proudly celebrates its 50 years of service in June 2015. To commemorate this important milestone and to honor the community for its support, RTD invites the public to its 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Stockton Ballpark, 404 West Fremont Street in Stockton.
This family-friendly event includes live musical performances, children’s entertainment, an exhibition of RTD’s history, and a fireworks show. Admission to the event is free with a donation of school supplies or by showing an RTD bus pass at the door. As another way of thanking its customers for its support, RTD offers free bus rides on the day of the event.
Live music at the event includes scheduled performances by Snap Jackson and the Knock-on-Wood Players and The Mike Torres Band. Children’s entertainment includes a bounce house, carnival games, a balloon-twisting clown, face painting, and a fun miniature train ride traveling around the field. A batting cage is also available for the young and the young-at-heart. The event will also showcase RTD’s buses and an exhibit highlighting RTD’s history.
RTD’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is an alcohol-free event. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. Food will be available for sale from The Stockton Ports. Limited edition RTD commemorative items will also be available for sale. Guests are encouraged to bring new book donations and school supplies to “Stuff the Bus” for Stockton Unified School District and RTD’s upcoming Books on Buses program.
"50 years of service to our community is a major milestone and a great achievement,” said Donna DeMartino, RTD’s General Manager/CEO. “We want to thank the residents of San Joaquin County and show them the many reasons why it’s cool to ride the bus.”
Visit www.sanjoaquinrtd.com/50th or call (888) 802-WORK (9675) to learn more about this very special event.