September 2022 Service Adjustments

SacRT will implement service changes on 19 bus routes effective Sunday, August 28, 2022 (unless otherwise noted).  The 19 bus routes with proposed changes include routes 1, 23, 26, 30, 33, 38, 51, 81, 82, 86, 93, 107, 134, 138, 142, 177, 193, E37 (new route) and E110. The proposed September 2022 service changes were approved by the SacRT Board of Directors on Monday, May 9, 2022 at the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting.

The report detailing the changes is available below. It provides a discussion of temporary changes that took effect on April 3, 2022, in response to an ongoing shortage of bus operators, temporarily reducing bus service levels to a level that can be operated more reliably. It recommends most (although not all) of those temporary reductions be restored on August 28, 2022. It also recommends several minor, low-cost improvements to other routes at that time, which were recommended in SacRT’s Short Range Transit Plan. Lastly, it presents and discusses multiple potential partnerships for future service that could be funded via cost-sharing agreements. A Title VI service equity analysis of the temporary April suspensions and of all potential changes is included in the report.

A summary of the proposed changes to all 19 routes can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

Click here for information on proposed service improvements in other languages (Español, русский, 中國人, Tiếng Việt, Hmoob, عربي).

SacRT accepted formal comments from the public. The formal public comment period ended Sunday, May 1, 2022. All of these comments were presented to the Board of Directors at the May 9, 2022 meeting. SacRT provided many options for customers to provide feedback including email, phone, mail, in-person and through many informational presentations both virtual and in-person.

If you have questions, you can contact us:

Attn: James Drake

SacRT Customer Advocacy Department



Summary of September 2022 Service Changes
Effective Sunday, August 28, 2022

*Unless Otherwise Noted

Route 1 (Greenback) 
Add one evening trip on Saturday departing Watt/I-80 station at 9:36 pm. 

Route 23 (El Camino)
Permanently discontinue the eight short trips that were designated for temporary suspension in April 2022.

Route 26 (Fulton) 
Add three evening trips on weekdays including trips from University/65th Street light rail station at 8:47 and 9:47 pm and from Watt Ave and Elverta Road at 8:33 pm.

Route 30 (J Street)
Add a morning trip beginning at CSUS around 5:31 a.m., arriving at Sacramento Valley Station around 5:54 a.m. (to connect with the 6:10 a.m. Capitol Corridor train and allow earlier travel to Sacramento International Airport, Route 142).

Add evening trips from CSUS at 6:57 p.m. and 7:57 p.m., and from Sacramento Valley Station at 7:39 p.m. and 8:39 p.m., improving evening service frequency from 60 minutes to every 30 minutes (and to also provide better connections from Capitol Corridor trains arriving at 8:09 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.).

Route 33 (Dos Rios)
Realign the route from D Street to C Street, via 11th Street.

Route 38 (Tahoe Park)
Adjust departure times from Sacramento Valley Station to improve spacing with Route 30 and improve transfers to Route 68.

Route 51 (Stockton/Broadway) 
Add four evening trips on Saturdays including trips from downtown Sacramento at 7:38, 8:38, and 9:38 pm and from Florin Towne Centre at 8:44 pm.  Add six evening trips on Sundays and Holidays and shift trip start times so that buses leave downtown Sacramento at approximately 7:12, 7:42, 8:12, 8:42, 9:12, and 9:42 pm and so that buses leave Florin Towne Centre at approximately 6:54, 7:24, 7:54, 8:24, and 8:54 p.m. 

Route 81 (Florin)
Restore all trips that were designated for temporary suspension in April 2022, restoring frequency to 15 minutes throughout the day on weekdays. Add two evening trips on Saturdays beginning at University/65th Street station at 9:13 p.m. and at Riverside Blvd at 9:18 p.m. Add six evening trips on Sundays and Holidays beginning at University/65th Street at 7:43, 8:43, and 9:13 p.m. and from Riverside Blvd at 6:48, 7:48, and 8:48 p.m.

Route 82 (Northrop/Morse)
Permanently discontinue the 7:32 a.m. morning trip that was designated for temporary suspension in April 2022, due to low ridership and to conserve resources.

Route 86 (Grand)
Permanently discontinue the 6:47 a.m. and 7:17 a.m. morning trips that were designated for suspension in April 2022, due to low ridership and to conserve resources.

Route 93 (Hillsdale)
Add one morning trip beginning at 7:04 a.m., arriving at the Watt/I-80 Station at 7:37 a.m. to close a 60-minute gap in inbound morning trips.

Route 107 (Land Park Express)
Restore all trips that were designated for temporary suspension in April 2022.

Route 134 (McKinley Commuter)
Restore all trips that were designated for temporary suspension in April 2022. Also, realign the route to 53rd Street (Sutter Village) from Pala Way, Coloma Way, and part of F Street, and realign the route to McKinley Boulevard, Elvas Avenue, and 45th Street from Meister Way, Aiken Way, and Brand Way.

Route 138 (Causeway Connection)
Potentially add one morning round trip and one afternoon round trip, pending approval for additional funding. One of the round trips would be operated by SacRT. The other round trip would be operated by Yolobus. Other adjustments may be made to operating times, to account for increased traffic on Interstate 80 between Sacramento and Davis.  This potential change is being considered now for public review and feedback, but depends on agreement from and feasibility for SacRT’s operating and funding partners at Yolobus and UC Davis.

Route 142 (Airport Express)
Restore all trips that were designated for temporary suspension in April 2022. Service returns to every 30 minutes, seven days a week.

Route 177 (Rancho CordoVan Villages)
Make the new midday service (added in September 2021) permanent (including new trips approximately every 15 minutes from 9:24 am to 3:21 pm).

Route 193 (Auburn Commuter)
Restore all trips that were designated for temporary suspension in April 2022.

Route E37 (UC Davis Health/Elk Grove Shuttle)*
Potentially introduce a new commuter shuttle from Elk Grove to UC Davis Health in Sacramento on Stockton Blvd, with six morning and six afternoon trips, pending completion of a cost-sharing agreement with UC Davis Health

Route E110 (Elk Grove Promenade)
Extend current route approximately ½ mile from Kaiser Medical Center to the new Sky River Casino. Potentially add Saturday trips and Sunday/Holiday service, pending completion of a cost-sharing agreement with the casino for service augmentation.

* The UCDH Elk Grove Commuter is a potential collaboration with UC Davis Health and is not expected to be ready for service until January 2024. 

Review the Service Changes Plan