New SacRT Bus Service to Delta Shores Begins in January
Thursday, December 21, 2017 – The new year will bring new service to the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) that is sure to please shoppers and retail workers throughout the region. Beginning on Monday, January 8, 2018, riders will be able to reach Delta Shores, the popular new shopping center located off Interstate 5 near the Franklin light rail station. This will be the first service expansion of SacRT bus service since 2015, and is just one of many service improvements SacRT plans to add in the near future.
Bus Route 65, which will serve the new shopping center on an hourly basis, currently travels between the University/65th Street and Franklin light rail stations via Power Inn Road, Florin Road, and Franklin Boulevard. With the new extension, SacRT buses will travel non-stop from the Franklin Station to Delta Shores, which is located on Cosumnes River Boulevard.
Since the University/65th Street Station is located near Sacramento State University’s campus, it will provide a direct route for students to easily reach shopping, jobs, dining and entertainment destinations. City of Sacramento Vice Mayor Rick Jennings, who also serves on the SacRT Board of Directors, represents District 7, which includes the new shopping center.
“I am pleased with SacRT’s proactive approach in bringing service to Delta Shores and look forward to additional service in the future to reach more of our community. SacRT is about to embark on a major study to re-imagine all of its bus routes so that transit goes where people want to travel,” said Jennings. “Providing new service to Delta Shores is an excellent start as we move toward our vision of becoming a world-class transit system.”
SacRT’s Route Optimization Study (ROS) will commence in January under the guidance of Jarrett Walker + Associates. The ROS will evaluate SacRT’s current route structure along with the region’s travel patterns to develop a new route design that better meets existing conditions. The expansion of service to Delta Shores is the first of many changes to come.
“Our customers have spoken, and we have listened,” said SacRT General Manager/CEO Henry Li. “This is just the start of many exciting initiatives SacRT is making to better serve the mobility needs of our customers, and help get them where they want to go.”
The extension to Delta Shores will not change the current schedule of the route. All bus stops along Route 65 will continue to be served at their current times. The new Route 65 map and schedule can be found on sacrt.com.
“Delta Shores is excited about the final piece coming into place to connect our project to the transit system for the City of Sacramento, providing greater access to the entire community,” said Gary Muljat, Vice President of Merlone Geier Partners, the Delta Shores management company.