Causeway Connection Electric Bus Service Begins April 6

January 31, 2020 General, SacRT in Community

On Monday, April 6, 2020, the new Causeway Connection electric bus service between Davis and Sacramento begins operation. SacRT and Yolobus will operate the service in partnership with UC Davis, the City of Sacramento, Electrify America and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments to operate the new public intercity express bus service.

The Causeway Connection will operate Monday through Friday between the hours of  6:15 a.m. and 8:50 p.m. between UC Davis Campus and the UC Davis Medical Center with limited stops in downtown Sacramento. The cost to ride will be $2.50 or $1.25 for discount eligible riders. Many UC Davis students and faculty will also be eligible for additional discount programs through UC Davis.

The 12 new shuttles were purchased by Electrify America, the Volkswagen subsidiary, as part of its $44 million Green City initiative to promote electric vehicle adoption in Sacramento. The new 40 foot low-floor buses have 33 seats, two wheelchair spaces, bike racks, free Wi-Fi, and USB charging ports available at all seats. The service will operate in tandem by SacRT and Yolobus. Each transit agency will operate six of the shuttles.

For more information on the Causeway Connection service, visit the UC Davis website at https://foa.ucdavis.edu/initiatives/causeway-connection.