SacRT’s New Bus Network Launches September 8, 2019
Check out our new webpage at sacrt.com/forward! Use our trip planner to test your new route on the next generation bus network.
On Sunday, September 8, 2019, SacRT will roll out the new redesigned bus network, called SacRT Forward. The new bus system is user-friendly and has more direct routes.
The focus of the new bus network has been on developing bus routes that serve major corridors that will lead to economic growth and reduce congestion. Adjustments have been made to almost every route, some minor and some much more substantial, which will provide better frequency, more weekend service and new and improved schedules. SacRT is investing up to an additional $3 million to retain and improve service. With additional local funding, we could implement more robust service in the future.
The new network consists of:
- 27 regular routes
- 15 peak hour only routes
- All routes have 7-day service (with the exception of bus route 33)
- All routes have 45 minute or better service (with the exception of bus route 19)
- Complements the new 15-minute weekend light rail service
Important Information Regarding Future Service Changes:
Major Service Improvements
Bus Routes: 1, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 34, 38, 51, 56, 61, 62, 67, 68, 72, 75, 81, 82, 84, 86, 87, 88 and 93
All Day Bus Service to Peak Hour
Bus Routes: 2, 5, 6, 34, 113 (new route) and 161 (new route)
Discontinued Bus Routes (most service will be covered by new routes)
Bus Routes: 22, 24, 28, 47, 54, 55, 65, 74, 80 and 95
New Route Numbers
Bus Routes: 3 (103), 7 (107), 29 (129), and 103 (193)
Minor or No Route Changes
Bus Routes: 30, 33, 109, 170, 171, 172, 174, 175, 176, 177 and 200 series
In some areas where there is no demand for fixed-route bus service, or is not designed for large buses to navigate through neighborhoods, SacRT will deploy SmaRT Ride microtransit service. The defined SmaRT Ride service areas are currently in development.
Once the service changes are implemented, SacRT will continuously monitor each route to optimize and adjust service on a quarterly basis as needed.
To sign up for SacRT Forward email updates, click here.