SacRT in the News

September 12, 2017 SacRT News

This page is a selection of recent news stories about Sacramento Regional Transit District that have appeared in a variety of news outlets including television news, radio news, newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and other periodicals, both in print and online. These news clips are in reverse chronological order from the present and going back to June 2016. Some recent items that SacRT has made news about are its security improvements, launch of the Connect Card smart transit card system, and bus route optimization study. To read the articles, click on the titles listed in the table.


 October 3, 2017  KCRA 3 How traffic issues around Golden 1 Center were avoided
 September 30, 2017  KCRA 3 SacRT Emergency Drill
 September 30, 2017  Univision Servicios de emergencia de Sacramento realizan simulacro en el “Regional Transit” (SacRT Emergency Drill)
 September 11, 2017  The Sacramento Bee – Transportation Sacramento State Parking is as bad as ever. Here’s what the school is doing about it.
 August 24, 2017 CBS 13 Regional Transit Uses Megaphones To Address Rule Breakers
 August 23, 2017  The Sacramento Bee – Transportation Big Brother is watching – and lecturing – Sacramento transit riders
August 9, 2017  Elk Grove Citizen All aboard for Elk Grove – City hosts open house on proposed ‘multi-modal’ station for trains, buses
August 8, 2017 Carmichael Times SacRT Offers Free Ride Days!
August 2, 2017 Good Day Sacramento Safety Improvements to Watt Ave. RT Station
July 31, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Transportation How Sacramento light rail intends to keep riders safe at station where deputy was shot
July 25, 2017 CBS Sacramento Regional Transit Adds Security Cameras Where Deputy Was Shot In Face
July 12, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Crime – Sacto 911 Deputy shot in face at light-rail station released from hospital
July 7, 2017 Carmichael Times SacRT Awarded $13 Million Grant
July 6, 2017 Capital Public Radio Addressing Concerns For Regional Transit’s Safety, Comfort And Costs
June 30, 2017 KCRA 3 Regional Transit passenger helps save deputy who was shot
June 29, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Crime – Sacto 911 Deputy who was shot in face is upbeat, receiving visitors in hospital
 June 29, 2017 KCRA 3 Riders worry RT station where deputy was shot isn’t safe
 June 28, 2017 KCRA 3 Officials: Suspect used deputy’s gun to shoot him in face
 June 28, 2017 Capital Public Radio Deputy Shot Was Working As Part Of Effort To Increase Safety At Light Rail Stations
 June 27, 2017 CBS 13 Deputy Wounded In Sacramento County Shooting; Suspect In Custody
 June 27, 2017 Progressive Railroading Sacramento transit agency fast-tracks rail car repairs following heat wave
 June 27, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Transportation ‘It was pretty miserable.’ RT races to fix trains after A/C failed in triple-digit heat
 June 22, 2017 Capital Public Radio Landowners Within Sacramento Streetcar Project Zone Vote To Support Measure S
 June 21, 2017 Government Security News Sacramento Regional Transit opts to bring security in-house, hires 30 officers
 June 20, 2017 Metro Magazine INIT, Sacramento launch region-wide smart card fare collection system
 June 16, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Transportation Pay attention. If you don’t around RT trains, you may pay with your life
 June 15, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Homepage The day of digging for quarters on the bus is over, thanks to smart card
 June 15, 2017 Sacramento News & Review Regional Transit security makeover focuses on in-house guards with authority to write tickets Regional Transit security makeover focuses on in-house guards with authority to write tickets
 June 14, 2017  KCRA 3 Look out! RT says majority of crashes caused by person hit
June 13, 2017 KCRA 3 Sacramento streetcar project gets $25M boost
June 12, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Local Sacramento streetcar project effort scores key local funding
June 12, 2017 KCRA 3 Sacramento RT pledges $25M to proposed streetcar project
June 9, 2017 FOX 40 Sacramento Regional Transit Uses Grant Money for Security Upgrades
June 9, 2017 Univision 19 Mayor seguridad para los usuarios del tren ligero en Sacramento (Improved security for Sacramento light rail riders)
 June 9, 2017 Progressive Railroading Sacramento transit agency moves security in-house
 June 9, 2017 CBS 13 The Sacramento Metro Chamber and Sacramento Regional Transit hosted the first Transit Means Business luncheon
June 8, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Transportation Sacramento transit officials have been watching you. Now they want to talk
 June 5, 2017 Passenger Transport Transforming Culture At the Speed of Light Rail
  June 2, 2017 Carmichael Times SACRT Offers Free Transfers for Connect Card Users
May 30, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Local  Sacramento City Council approves 3,000-home Greenbriar development near airport
May 19, 2017 Passenger Transport Closing Session: Update Routes to Meet Rider Needs
May 15, 2017 CBS 13 Regional Transit Adding Paid Fare Zones To Cut Down On Loitering
May 3, 2017 Carmichael Times Regional Transit Launches Survey to Engage Community
April 26, 2017 Comstock’s Magazine Action Items: Creating a Culture of Community Around Transportation
April 20, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Transportation RT wants residents to tell them what they want from light rail, buses
April 18, 2017 Carmichael Times RT Financials Showing Positive Trend for Fiscal Year 2018
March 26, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Transportation New Sacramento regional government chief talks Trump, transit
March 20, 2017 Elk Grove News.Net ‘March Madness’ NCAA Games Draws Strong RT Light Rail Ridership Numbers to Golden 1 Center
March 20, 2017 ABC 10 Nearly 10K people used Regional Transit during NCAA weekend in Sacramento
March 20, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Opinion Letters to the Editor – Alternatives to car are worth trying
March 7, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Opinion Sacramento Regional Transit charts a new direction
February 27, 2017 Fox 40 Sacramento Regional Transit Lays Out Plan for the Future
February 27, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Transportation Sacramento transit agency wants to shake up its bus routes
February 2017 California Transit Association On Board With… Public Transit Trends in 2017, Part 2
January 31, 2017 Girls on the Grid Blog Perspectives on Regional Transit, From a First Time Rider
January 30, 2017 The Sacramento Bee – Transportation At Sacramento Regional Transit, the glass is half-full, but so is the rain bucket
January 23, 2017 Progressive Railroading FTA awards grant to Sacramento transit agency for track worker warning system
December 2016 Progressive Railroading Outlook 2017: Transit agency leaders forecast sunnier prospects
December 8, 2016 KCRA 3 Inside look at Sac PD’s real-time, high-tech crime center
November 14, 2016 CalTransit On Board With… Henry LiGeneral Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Sacramento Regional Transit District
October 5, 2016 Comstock’s Magazine Reflections From a First-Timer Getting to the Golden 1 Center on opening night
October 4, 2016 Capital Public Radio Alternate Forms Of Transit Used To Good Effect For First Golden 1 Concert
September 21, 2016 ABC10 Sacramento RT launches new safety app
September 21, 2016 KFBK Downtown Guides Being Trained on Regional Transit Upgrades
September 21, 2016 The Sacramento Bee Business New transit app makes it easy to report suspicious activity
September 9, 2016 KFBK Sacramento Regional Transit Adding New Light Rail Fare Vending Machines
September 8, 2016 The Sacramento Bee- Local Transit agency launches ‘how to’ website for arena light-rail riders
September 6, 2016 Capital Public Radio Fare Evasion Decreases With Addition Of New Light Rail Inspectors
September 4, 2016 The Sacramento Bee – Opinion An invitation to ride Sacramento’s ‘new’ RT
September 2, 2016 Progressive Railroad Sacramento transit agency marks decrease in fare evasions
September 1, 2016 KCRA 3 Take a ride on the new-and-improved Sac RT
September 1, 2016 The Sacramento Bee Sacramento RT: Crackdown on freeloaders is working
September 1, 2016 The Sacramento Bee Tougher enforcement leads to fewer fare cheats on Sacramento’s light rail
June 13, 2016 The Sacramento Bee – Local Sacramento Regional Transit eliminates administrative jobs, cancels bus cuts
June 13, 2016 Passenger Transport New CEOs Named Li, Sacramento RT
June 10, 2016 Sacramento Business Journal Spotlight On: Henry Li, general manager and CEO, Sacramento Regional Transit District
June 7, 2016 Progressive Railroading Sacramento transit agency names Li general manager, CEO
June 6, 2016 Railway Track & Structures SacRT names Li as new GM/CEO