SacRT Adds Bus Service and Expands SmaRT Ride Service

April 29, 2020 SacRT in Community

Additional Service to Help with Social Distancing and Essential Travel

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is adding additional weekday bus service and expanding three SmaRT Ride service zones to help essential employees get to work and allow customers to travel to other vital destinations around the region. This change will partially restore bus service levels to approximately 85 percent of SacRT’s regular service levels.

The new bus schedules will take effect on Sunday, June 14 and the new SmaRT Ride zone expansions will begin on Monday, June 15.

On March 23, SacRT temporarily reduced service due to COVID-19 related school and business closures and Administration orders to “shelter-in-place.” On April 13, SacRT added additional trips to five highly utilized bus routes and added shadow buses on other busy routes.

The June 2020 service improvements will include earlier start times for most weekday bus routes, additional trips at the end of the route, and/or added frequency during peak hours to better serve riders. Weekend bus service will not be affected. In addition, SacRT will continue to operate a Sunday/holiday schedule on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (except as noted for bus routes 78 and 142).

Weekday bus departure and arrival times will change for most routes, so customers should familiarize themselves with the new June 14 schedules below. The June 2020 service improvement timetables are available at http://www.sacrt.com/schedules/2020jun.aspx

Summary of the June 2020 weekday bus service improvements:

Route 1 (Greenback): Service frequency will be increased during peak hours to operate every 15 to 20 minutes instead of 30 minutes.

Route 11 (Natomas/Land Park): Added one morning trip.

Route 13 (Natomas/Arden): Added seven trips to provide earlier morning and later evening service.

Route 15 (Del Paso Heights): Added three trips to provide earlier morning and later evening service.

Route 19 (Rio Linda): Added four trips to provide an extra hour of service in both directions in the morning and evening.

Route 21 (Sunrise): Added 25 trips to increase service frequency to operate every 30 to 45 minutes.

Route 23 (El Camino): Added 29 trips to provide earlier morning service, later evening service, and 30-minute frequency all day.

Route 25 (Marconi): Added 24 trips to provide earlier morning and later evening service and increased service frequency during the mid-day to operate every 20 to 45 minutes.

Route 26 (Fulton): Added 30 trips to provide one to two extra hours of morning service in each direction, one to three extra hours of evening service in each direction, and increased service frequency during most of the day to operate every 30 minutes.

Route 30 (J Street): No changes from existing weekday schedule.

Route 38 (Tahoe Park): Added 11 trips to provide additional service.

Route 51 (Stockton/Broadway): Added 13 trips to provide earlier morning and evening service, and increased service frequency to operate every 15 to 20 minutes.

Route 56 (Meadowview): Added 27 trips to provide earlier morning and later evening service, and increased service frequency most of the day to operate every 30 minutes.

Route 61 (Fruitridge): Added eight trips to provide earlier morning and later evening service, and increased service frequency to operate every 30 minutes during morning peak commute hours.

Route 62 (Freeport): Added two trips in the morning inbound from the Pocket Transit Center.

Route 67 (Franklin): Added 20 trips to provide extra morning and evening service, and increased service frequency most of the day to operate every 30 minutes.

Route 68 (Oak Park): Added 29 trips to provide extra morning and evening service, and increased service frequency most of the day to operate every 30 minutes.

Route 72 (Rosemont): Discontinued two morning trips and adjusted all time points.

REVISED ROUTE Route 75 (Mather): Route 75 will no longer operate between the Mather Field/Mills and Butterfield light rail stations. That service will now be provided by Route 78 (new). Route 75 will continue to operate from the Mather Field/Mills light rail station to Data Drive and International Drive in Rancho Cordova, and four extra morning trips will be added..

NEW ROUTE Route 78 (Folsom Blvd): Route 78 will operate between the Mather Field/Mills and Butterfield light rail stations via Folsom Blvd (formerly served by Route 75). Route 78 will include three extra morning trips, compared to the existing Route 75 service.

Route 81 (Florin): Added 39 trips to provide extra morning and evening service, and increased service frequency on Florin Road most of the day to operate every 15 minutes..

Route 82 (Northrop/Morse): Added 25 trips to provide extra morning and evening service, and increased service frequency to operate every 20 to 30 minutes during peak commute hours.

Route 84 (Watt): Added 35 trips to provide extra morning and evening service, and increased service frequency all day to operate every 30 minutes.

Route 86 (Grand): Added 15 trips to provide extra morning and evening service, and increased service frequency to operate every 30 minutes.

Route 87 (Howe): Added 10 trips to provide extra morning and evening service, plus frequency improvements (+10 trips).

Route 88 (West El Camino): One extra hour of morning service.

Route 93 (Hillside): Added 22 trips to provide over an hour of extra morning service, one extra hour of evening service, and increased service frequency most of the day to operate every 20-45 minutes.

Route 134 (McKinley): Restoring all peak-hour commuter trips.

SacRT will also continue operating most of its peak commuter/express service Monday through Friday (bus routes 102, 103, 106, 107, 109, 113, 129, 134, 161 and 193) and Folsom Stage Line bus service (routes 10 and 30). Note: Route 105 (Elise) and 142 (Airport) will not operate.

The Causeway Connection

The Causeway Connection (Route 138) will continue operating with a modified schedule. Visit causewayconnection.com for details.

SmaRT Ride

SacRT will continue operating all nine SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit services areas and will expand three zones to provide improved access to food and other essential travel needs. Those three service area expansions include:

  • Franklin-South Sacramento: Adding service to cover areas in Oak Park and switching to corner-to-corner service. NEW MAP
  • North Sacramento: Adding service to shopping areas in the Natomas area. NEW MAP
  • Rancho Cordova: Expanding the service area to include Lincoln Village. NEW MAP

Light Rail

Light rail service will continue to operate at follows:

  • Blue Line – Weekday (Saturday schedule)
  • Blue Line – Saturday (Sunday Schedule)
  • Blue Line – Sunday (Sunday Schedule)
  • Gold Line – Weekday (Modified Saturday Schedule) – Train departs Historic Folsom starting at 6 a.m.
  • Gold Line – Saturday (Modified Sunday schedule) – Train service departs Historic Folsom at 7:30 a.m.
  • Gold Line – Sunday (Regular Sunday/Holiday schedule).
  • Green Line (Operates Monday – Friday).

Folsom Stage Line

On June 15, 2020, SacRT is making adjustments to the schedule for Folsom Stage Line route 10.

Click here for the new route 10 schedule.

SacRT Go Paratransit Services

SacRT will begin operating paratransit service in-house effective Sunday, June 28, 2020. The new service will be called SacRT GO Paratransit Services. The only change to the ADA paratransit service is that SacRT will operate the service directly, instead of contracting it to Paratransit, Inc. SacRT’s ADA paratransit service team will include many of the same drivers and reservationists that are currently employed by Paratransit, Inc. Current service levels will not change and fares will not increase.

More information on the transition of paratransit services to SacRT is available at sacrtgo.com. To view the current modified schedule, which began on March 23, visit sacrt.com/schedules.