Join us April 25, 2019 for National Get On Board Day

April 9, 2019 General, SacRT in Community

Get On Board Day is a new national awareness and advocacy day to generate awareness of, and increase support for, public transit. On Thursday, April 25, join the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) in celebrating National Get On Board Day by leaving the car behind and riding public transit.

In celebration of National Get On Board day, SacRT is offering free rides on April 25 for riders with a free ride flyer.

Print or screen capture the free ride flyer here

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2019 National Get On Board Day is a day that encourages people to support public transport and showcases the benefits it brings to communities.

Get On Board with SacRT: 

  • Approximately 21 million trips taken using SacRT light rail and/or buses in 2018
  • 365,401 jobs within ¼ mile of SacRT buses and light rail stations
  • 3,100 bus stops and 52 light rail stations in a 400 square-mile service area
  • 70 bus routes and 43 miles of light rail service
  • 1,000 live feed security cameras (buses, trains, and stations) that are monitored 24/7 in the Security Operations Center
  • Transit agents engaged with over 2,500,000 in 2018
  • Customer service representatives answered 128,109 phone inquiries in 2018

Did You Know:

  • One SacRT light rail train car can take 100 automobiles off the road
  • Every $1 invested in public transportation generates $4 in economic returns
  • $1 billion invested in public transportation supports and creates over 50,000 jobs
  • Home values located near high-frequency public transit performed 42% better than the region as a whole

Get on Board for a Safer Way to Travel

  • A person can reduce his or her chance of being in a crash by more than 90 percent simply by taking public transit as opposed to commuting in a car
  • Traveling by public transportation is 10 times safer per mile than traveling by automobile

Get on Board for Saving Money

  • The average household spends 16 cents of every dollar on transportation, and 93% of that goes to buying, maintaining, and operating cars, the largest expenditure after housing.
  • A household can save nearly $10,000 by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

Get on Board for a Better Environment

  • A single commuter switching to SacRT can reduce a household’s carbon emissions by 10%

Get on Board for Economic Opportunities

  • Every $1 invested in public transportation generates $4 in economic returns
  • Every $10 million in capital investment in public transportation yields $30 million in increased business sales.
  • Home values in areas located near high-frequency public transit performed 42% better than other areas.
  • Hotels in cities with direct rail access to airports raise 11% more revenue per room than hotels in those cities without.

Get on Board and Show Your Support

Show your support for public transit and SacRT on Thursday, April 25 by riding light rail or bus.  Take a picture and make sure to tag @ridesacrt and use the hashtag #GetOnBoard.