Public Comment Now Available for Bus Stop Improvement Plan

January 10, 2023 General, SacRT in Community 12

SacRT partnered with Civic Thread, a local non-profit planning and advocacy organization, to host a series of community workshops to better understand the conditions and accessibility of SacRT bus stops around the Sacramento region.

Public comment now available for Bus Stop Improvement Plan

SacRT and Civic Thread released the draft Bus Stop Improvement Plan for public review and comment. The plan includes bus stops in the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento and Sacramento County.

Update 1/20/23:
The draft Bus Stop Improvement Plan and Appendix E have been updated to include plans for several missing corridors and to add a table of contents for Appendix E.  Cost estimates will be included in the final plan.

Revised Plan  (1/20/23)
Revised Bus Stop Improvement Plan
Includes Appendices A-D

Appendix E – Corridor Plans (Revised 1/20/23)
Appendix E-1 (Corridor 1-10)
Appendix E-2 (Corridor 11-20)
Appendix E-3 (Corridor 21-30)
Appendix E-4 (Corridor 31-40)
Appendix E-5 (Corridor 41-50)
Appendix E-6 (Corridor 51-61)

We want to hear from you!

There are two ways to comment on the Draft Bus Stop Improvement Plan:

  1. Leave a comment using the comment box at the very bottom of this webpage.
  2. Complete the online survey form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFPVRKP

A virtual workshop was held on January 25, 2023.

Bus Stop Improvement Plan

The Bus Stop Improvement plan will create a comprehensive list of necessary and desired improvements to bus stops, amenities, and supporting pedestrian infrastructure. Civic Thread’s role is to engage the broader community to ensure that transit-dependent, low-income, underserved, and minority community members have a full opportunity to engage in the planning process. Engagement will help guide where funding should be prioritized to improve the SacRT bus stops for all residents. Civic Thread is currently conducting bus stop assessments to identify accessibility and safety issues at bus stops throughout SacRT’s service area.

Background:

In 2019, SacRT launched SacRT Forward, a newly redesigned bus network that was implemented to reflect customer needs, meet current travel patterns, and improve connectivity with more direct service and better frequency.    

As part of SacRT Forward, there were several bus route modifications that took place in SacRT’s service area with the goal of serving county residents that had previously been underserved. This resulted in new bus service in corridors that in some cases do not have usable pedestrian access, including some locations that have limited sidewalk access and/or are not ADA accessible. 

Community Engagement: 

  • Bus Stop Improvement Plan is available for public comment from Tuesday, January 10, 2023 through Friday, February 3, 2023. A virtual workshop on the draft plan will be held on Wednesday, January 25.
  • Bus Stop Improvement Survey:  SacRT and Civic Thread conducted a community survey which allowed respondents to express their concerns about what bus stops need to be improved. The Community Survey will inform locations for Community Walk Audits.The survey ended on Friday, June 17, 2022.
  • Open Houses: The first open house was held on September 1, 2022 in north Sacramento. A second open house was held on October 11, 2022 in Carmichael/Citrus Heights. A third open house was held in South Sacramento on October 25, 2022.  A fourth open house was held in Rancho Cordova on December 6, 2022. A virtual open house was held online on December 7, 2022. Open Houses provide the opportunity for residents to express their personal experiences with transit and inform plan development. 
  • Community Walk Audits: A community walk audit was conducted in the Meadowview area on Saturday, October 29, 2022 to inform community members about the project, gather feedback from resident experts, and identify issues with bus stops. 

Want to get involved so you can help inform these community decisions? Check out the links below!  

How to Get Involved 

Meet our Partner 

Civic Thread is a non-profit planning and advocacy organization that works at the regional and local level to elevate institutionally underserved communities and their priorities. They strive to create community-centered approaches to address historic inequities and prioritize investment in historically underserved communities.  

Learn more about the project: Civic Thread Website 

Contact: 

SacRT – James Drake

Civic Thread – Kathryn Canepa