Rider Alerts - General

The list below includes information on planned detours and disruptions.

Wednesday, February 28, Bus Stop at 29th St & R St Closed
Wednesday, February 28, a new bus shelter will be installed in front of the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op at 29th & R Streets. The stop will be closed for most of the day. This bus stop is served by routes 38, 67 and 68. The new shelter will match the appearance of the new light rail shelters at 29th Street Station, and of the Co-Op itself.
Watt/I-80 Station East Elevator
The Watt/I-80 Station east elevator is temporarily out of service.
Bus Stop at 9th & K closed January 2 - June 1, 2018
Beginning January 2 through June 1, 2018 Bus Stop 118 on 9th at K will be closed due to sewer line replacement. Routes 11, 38, 86, and 88 serve this stop.
Renovated Louis Orlando Transit Center Opened on Friday, October 20
The newly improved Louis Orlando Transit Center has resumed bus service. Buses will no longer be serving the temporary bus stop on Auburn Boulevard. Improvements made over the past several months include: • Upgraded amenities • Larger bus loading areas • Improved ADA access • More covered passenger seating • Security cameras • Lighting at the transit center Thank you for your patience during construction!
5th Street Closed between J Street and L Street through Friday, February 2
Beginning Thursday, September 21, 5th Street between J Street and L Street will be closed Monday through Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for construction of the Sawyer Hotel. The following detours will be in place on bus routes 30 and 38

Route 30 (inbound): from 5th Street, left on L Street, right on 3rd Street, right on J Street and left on 5th Street

Route 38 (to University/65th): from 5th Street, left on L Street, right on 3rd Street, right on J Street.

Upcoming Golden 1 Center Event Service
SacRT provides special service trains and extended Folsom service for major Golden 1 Center events. Please check gosacrt.com for information about event service.
Message Regarding Commute Time Trains
RT has received comments regarding short trains during commute hours. Unfortunately, RT has been struggling for some time now to meet our commute time peak vehicle requirement of 4-car trains (3-cars for VTA trains). A major part of our fleet, the Siemens light rail vehicles, reach the end of their 30-year useful life in March of this year. We realize that this causes crowding and while "standing room only" trips are common and considered normal during commute times for transit systems around the country, we certainly want to operate the design capacity of the system. A 30-year-old vehicle with several million miles of service, has more issues requiring maintenance and are less reliable overall. Staff is working diligently to repair and return vehicles to service as quickly as possible, but the real solution is to replace our aging fleet as they reach the end of their 30 year life. This will require a major financial commitment on the part of the community in order to fund light rail vehicle replacement and other state of good repair projects for RT's aging system. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
During major Golden 1 Center events, RT Routes 11, 15, 30, 38, 51, 62, 86 and 88 may have to detour based on traffic conditions and road closures with little or no notice.
Rider Alert: 7th & K Station will permanently close effective (end of service day) on Friday, September 30, 2016.
RT Bus Service Disruptions
RT's bus service from time to time can be delayed by traffic congestion and other non-related RT events, with little or no notice, that may affect service. As part of a disruption, RT bus stops may be affected as well.

In order to help our customers get the most up-to-date information, we suggest checking real-time bus information through RT's mobile website at m.sacrt.com. Customers can also create an account for RT Tracker, to have personalized bus arrival times emailed directly at www.sacrt.com/tracker1.stm.