SacRT Blog: SacRT in the Community
We live in an era of climate change, wildfires and poor air quality. It can feel overwhelming at times, but we can fight back as individuals and as a community. In recognition of California Clean Air Day, Wednesday, October 5, SacRT and its community partners are calling on the public to make small but smart changes in their daily lives. We’re in this together. “Clean Air Day is built on the idea of shared experience to improve our community health,” said SacRT General Manager/CEO Read More
The next time you ride SacRT light rail, you may find yourself stepping into a literary adventure. SacRT and the Sacramento Public Library have teamed up to create the most unusual billboard experience yet seen in Sacramento – an immersive introduction to library services in the digital age. It’s called the Rolling Library Train. When you board the train, you will feel like you’ve walked into a cozy library. The interior walls are decorated with an artistic wrap depicting rows and rows of books on Read More
Four years ago, SacRT board member Jay Schenirer approached SacRT General Manager/CEO Henry Li with a bold idea: Let’s allow all Sacramento elementary, middle and high school students to ride buses and light rail for free. To Schenirer’s delight, but not to his surprise, Li said yes. Li already had been pushing the transit agency to be innovative and entrepreneurial. The new program would allow students to ride not only to school, but to after-school and weekend activities. And not just during the school year, Read More
This week marks a milestone moment for both Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) and an important group of loyal passengers. Thirty-two years ago, Congress created the Americans with Disabilities Act, a powerful civil rights measure that grants persons with disabilities equal access to all aspects of community life. Since then, transit agencies like SacRT have been at the heart of a national revolution in mobility, continually introducing new services and new technologies on vehicles, trains and at stations to help persons with disabilities and seniors Read More
A groom has one main job on his wedding day: Get to the ceremony on time. For Sacramentan Ansel Lundberg, on his big day in May, that meant taking a light rail train. The SMUD employee and his groomsmen – looking sharp in suits with matching pink ties – boarded at the 4th Avenue station near his home on a recent Saturday and rolled downtown to the Citizen Hotel where his bride, Britany Reddish Lundberg, a UC Davis doctor, was waiting with other wedding guests. Read More
Not just a transit agency – SacRT offers an innovative new helping hand to Sacramento community’s most vulnerable residents. Here’s an inside look at that creative effort.
Sacramento is experiencing a difficult time of economic stress. In response, Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) has taken its community leadership role in new directions by launching a series of social services programs aimed at reducing homelessness, assisting working families, improving access to education, and dealing with climate change. This is the first of several articles and videos we will publish in the coming months offering an inside look at SacRT’s expanded efforts. Our hope is to encourage more awareness and support for creative approaches to Read More