Northern California Transit Agencies Offer Free Rides to Celebrate California Clean Air Day

September 22, 2021 SacRT News

Try Transit for Free on Wednesday, October 6

In celebration of California Clean Air Day, several northern California transit agencies have teamed up to offer free rides on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

The following transit agencies are offering free rides, El Dorado Transit, Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT), San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), Vacaville City Coach, and Yolo County Transportation District (Yolobus).

On Clean Air Day, help clear the air by trying an alternative form of transportation. Leave the car at home and try transit for free.

The Coalition for Clean Air started California Clean Air Day four years ago as an effort to improve air quality and protect public health.

“Transportation is the number one source of air pollution in California,” said Dr. Joseph K. Lyou, President & CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air. “Leaving your car at home helps ensure that every breath you take is a breath of clean air.”

Here are the free transit options on October 6, 2021:

El Dorado Transit
El Dorado Transit is offering free rides on commuter bus, local bus, dial-a-ride and paratransit services.
Learn more at

Sacramento Regional Transit District
SacRT is offering systemwide free rides, which includes bus, light rail, on-demand SmaRT Ride shuttles, SacRT GO paratransit service and SacRT’s e-van service. Learn more at

San Joaquin Regional Transit District
RTD is offering systemwide free rides on its fixed-route services, excluding Van Go! and Commuter
services. Learn more at

Vacaville City Coach
Vacaville City Coach has not resumed fare collection since the COVID-19 pandemic, so they continue
offering free rides every day and on California Clean Air Day. Learn more at

Yolo County Transportation District
Yolobus is offering free rides on all their bus routes, which also includes the Causeway Connection. Learn
more at

Californian’s can take the clean air day pledge, visit to sign up.