Transportation Options
 

Regional Transit "Fixed Route"
Bus Service:

  • Fixed route service is typically provided by larger buses (over 30 feet in length) traveling on a regular, pre-designated, pre-scheduled route.
  • Buses traveling on a fixed route do not deviate off the scheduled route.
  • Marked bus stops are located along the route, and printed schedules are available at several locations around Sacramento and on Regional Transitís Web site.

Regional Transitís Neighborhood Ride Service:

  • The Neighborhood Ride buses are smaller vehicles (approximately 30 feet or less in length) that offer residents greater mobility and new transit options on local intra-community trips.
  • The Neighborhood Ride buses have regular "fixed" routes and schedules like the rest of RT's service, but also offer special curb-to-curb service (not to be confused with ADA/paratransit door-to-door service). The buses are able to "deviate" off-route up to 3/4 of a mile to pick up and drop off seniors age 62 and older, and disabled passengers who qualify for paratransit service.
  • Reservations must be made one day in advance. To request a route deviation on The Neighborhood Ride, please call (916) 556-0250.  The reservation line is open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 7pm.
  • Passengers pay only $2.75 per trip ($1.35 for seniors/disabled). RT monthly passes, daily passes and transfers are also accepted.
  • Marked bus stops are located along the route, and printed schedules are available at several locations around Sacramento and on Regional Transitís Web site.
  • Each bus can transport 12-17 passengers and up to two wheelchairs.

Paratransit Service:

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  • Paratransit is a specialized, door-to-door service for people with disabilities who are not able to ride fixed-route public transportation, including lift-equipped buses. The service is typically provided on smaller buses (approximately 35 feet or less in length).
  • Unlike Regional Transitís fixed route and Neighborhood Ride shuttle services, paratransit service does not operate on a regular, pre-designated, pre-scheduled route. Paratransit does however complement Regional Transitís fixed route service by operating in the same area, on the same days and during the same hours.
  • Paratransit will pick you up and drop you off at your door (or curb). Similar to The Neighborhood Ride, reservations must be made at least one day in advance.
  • Paratransit may make several stops to pick up or drop off other passengers. Assigned pick up times may vary by up to one hour from the time requested.
  • All paratransit passengers pay $5 (per trip).
  • Paratransit operators do not enter people's homes or their destination locations. Passengers who need extra assistance beyond what the operator provides may bring an assistant or "attendant" with them at no additional charge.
  • Before using paratransit, a person must be determined eligible.

For most people, utilizing Regional Transitís bus, light rail or Neighborhood Ride shuttle services is the most convenient and flexible way to travel. It costs less and requires less planning than using paratransit service.

Regional Transit and Paratransit, Inc. offer the following accessible services:

  • Buses and trains are equipped with wheelchair lifts or ramps to allow easy access for passengers with disabilities.
  • Priority seating is available for passengers who need it.
  • Operators are trained to provide assistance in securing wheelchairs in designated spaces.
  • Operators are trained to allow passengers time to be seated, and to get on and off the vehicle.
  • Stops are announced at major intersections, transfer points and requested destinations.
  • Route and schedule information is available in accessible formats by special request.
  • For people unfamiliar with using public transit, mobility training is available through Paratransit, Inc. to teach passengers one-on-one or in a group how to travel comfortably and safely on Regional Transitís bus and light rail trains.

May have unlimited free rides on RT buses and light rail (not valid on Yolo Bus). RT Lifetime Passes are available only at RT's Photo Identification Center.
 


Hospital Shuttle Service:

Mercy, Sutter and UC Davis hospitals provide free weekday shuttle transportation for patients, employees, visitors and the general public.  Together, the hospitals provide a comprehensive shuttle network with convenient transit connections to RTís 29th Street, 39th Street and University/65th Street light rail stations.

Mercy General Hospital in east Sacramento connects to the 29th Street and 39th Street light rail stations.  Sutter General Hospital in Midtown Sacramento connects to the 29th Street light rail station and Sutter Memorial Hospital.  Sutter Memorial Hospital in east Sacramento connects to the University/65th Street light rail station and Sutter General Hospital.  UC Davis Medical Center on Stockton Boulevard connects to the 39th Street light rail station.

For Mercy General Hospital shuttle information, call 916-453-4722 or visit www.mercygeneral.org.  For Sutter General Hospital and Sutter Memorial Hospital shuttle information, call 916-361-5466 or visit www.suttermedicalcenter.org.  For UC Davis Medical Center shuttle information, call 916-734-8630 or visit www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.  For RT route, schedule and fare information, call 916-321-BUSS (2877) or visit www.sacrt.com.

Click here to download a PDF of the Hospital Shuttle brochure.

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