RT Installs New Light Rail Station Fare Vending Machines

September 6, 2016 RT News
CONTACT: Susan Bitar DATE: September 6, 2016
CELL: 916-812-0369 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SACRAMENTO, CA – Beginning today, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) will install 29 new fare vending machines at light rail stations and Park-Pay-and-Ride stations (Franklin, Meadowview, Florin, Power Inn, Roseville Road, Watt/I-80 West, Watt/I-80). The new machines allow riders to purchase both fares and parking passes from the same machine, using a credit or debit card.

“We are continually looking for new ways to make riding RT easier for our customers,” said Henry Li, RT General Manager/CEO. “Adding credit and debit card payment options, and purchasing fare and parking from one machine, will be convenient for our riders.”

There is no change to the daily or monthly fee to park, and parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Riders may pay each day either by cash, credit or debit card. Monthly parking passes are available online, at RT’s Customer Service and Sales Center (located at 1225 R Street), some retail outlets, and will soon be available at the new parking fare vending machines.

The new fare vending machines at the Park-Pay-and-Ride stations require customers to enter a license plate number instead of a parking space number. If you have no license plate, enter the last four digits of your VIN (located at the base of the front windshield).
Also during the month of September, RT will be re-striping the Park-Pay-and-Ride station lots.

For more information about the Park-Pay-and-Ride program and the citation process, visit sacrt.com/farevendingmachines.stm.

About Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT)
RT operates approximately 69 fixed routes and 43 miles of light rail that covers a 418 square-mile service area. Buses and light rail trains operate 365 days a year. RT’s entire bus and light rail system is accessible to the disabled community.

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