SacRT and Yolobus to Operate New Electric Bus Service

December 11, 2019 General, SacRT in Community

SacRT, in partnership with UC Davis and Yolobus are working on launching an electric bus service across the Yolo Causeway to better connect Sacramento and Davis.  The new service, called the Causeway Connection will launch on Monday, April 6, 2020.

On December 9, 2019, during two separate board meetings, both the SacRT Board of Directors and Yolobus Board of Directors voted to approve the new service. The Causeway Connection bus service will connect the UC Davis Campus with Downtown Sacramento and the UC Davis Medical Center.

SacRT, Yolobus, UC Davis, the City of Sacramento, Electrify America and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments have partnered on the new public intercity express bus service.

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 WiFi and USB charging posts available at all seats. The service will operate in tandem by SacRT and Yolobus. Each transit agency will operate six of the shuttles.

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.

A route map and schedule will be available soon.

More information on the new electric bus service is available on the UC Davis website: https://foa.ucdavis.edu/initiatives/causeway-connection