The RiM Newsletter

In this end of the year edition of  The RIM, we will highlight major changes made  by SacRT that affected riders in 2019 and changes will affect riders 2020.


2019

September 8, 2019 Launched -   SACFORWARD

 The newly redesigned bus network that provides:

  • 27 regular,  fixed-routes
  • 15 peak hour only routes
  • 7-day a week service
  • More 15 minute routes; less one hour routes
  • Newly designed bus stop signs  

http://www.sacrt.com/forward/


October 1, 2019   - STUDENTS RIDE FREE

The RydeFreeRT program offers 

  • Youth and students in grades TK –12
  • Ride  entire transit network
  • Available all day, any day of the week, and all year long
  • Program runs October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020

https://www.sacrt.com/rydefreert/


November 21, 2019  TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

  • First transit oriented development (TOD)
  • University/65th Street transit center
  • The contractor  breaks ground December 2019
  • Completion  August 2022

https://www.sacrt.com/apps/sacrt-closes-first-property-sale-for-transit-oriented-development-at-university-65th-street-station/


2020

January 5, 2020 - NEW AIRPORT BUS SERVICE ROUTE 142 

  • 20/30 minute service, 7 days a week 
  • In conjunction with Yolobus 
  • Express service departs various downtown Sacramento locations

https://www.sacrt.com/apps/express-airport-bus-service/


January 6, 2020 - SMART RIDE ADDITIONS AND NEW APP

  •  Adds six  new areas and new APP
  • Arden, Carmichael
  • Downtown-Midtown-East Sacramento,
  • Gerber-Calvine, Folsom and North Sacramento
  • All nine  areas  switch to new app 
  • Available January 3 
  • New/continued  service  begins Jan 6

https://www.sacrt.com/apps/smart-ride/


March  29, 2020  "SacRT GO" PARATRANSIT SERVICE

  • SacRT provides Paratransit Service
  • Same service

https://www.sacrt.com/apps/wp-content/uploads/PI-Response-Letter-11-8-19.pdf

https://www.sacrt.com/apps/sacrt-go-paratransit-services/


April 6, 2020 CAUSEWAY CONNECTION 

  • Bus Service to UC Davis Campus
  • Downtown Sacramento
  • UC Davis Medical Center
  • Partnered with Yolobus, UC Davis, City of Sacramento, Electrify America, SACOG (Sacramento Area Council of Governments)
  • New Electric Buses

https://www.sacrt.com/apps/new-uc-davis-shuttle-service/

https://foa.ucdavis.edu/initiatives/causeway-connection



RiderShip for the Masses will continue to look for Top Banana Candidates for 2020.

If you have a transit advocate, elected official , or organization in mind, please email us at rftm@rftm.info   for more information go to   https://rftm.info/top-banana-awards


We look forward to passing on information and working with transit advocates and advocacy groups in 2020.  Thank you for your hard work.