SacRT Blog: SacRT in the Community

SacRT Blog: SacRT in the Community

Meet Brianna Harrison, the first female graduate of SacRT’s innovative and rigorous bus mechanic training program

May 11, 2023

 Brianna Harrison is a self-starter who believes she should challenge herself whenever she gets the chance. The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT), union officials and a local college recently gave her that chance. The result: Harrison last month became the first female to graduate from SacRT’s special three-year-long Bus Maintenance Apprenticeship Program. That makes her the transit agency’s newest “Mechanic A,” the highest job level for mechanics. Co-worker Anthony Bertuccelli also received his program graduation certificate at a ceremony last month. Harrison is now Read More

‘You’ll always be special in my heart.’ SacRT riders celebrate our 50th year with heartfelt messages

May 1, 2023

You don’t spend 50 years serving the public without making friends along the way. So, it’s no surprise that several riders sent us messages of congratulations and appreciation this spring as we commemorated our 50th anniversary. SacRT was launched a half-century ago on April 1, 1973, as the first regional bus service in fast-growing Sacramento. We added light rail in 1987. Their words affirm the connection transit agencies often have with their riders. We are part of each other’s daily lives and built into the Read More

SacRT is offering free rides Saturday in celebration of Earth Day

April 17, 2023

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is providing free rides on Saturday, April 22, 2023, in celebration of Earth Day. Especially for residents who want to participate in one of the city’s “Great Sacramento Clean-Up” events.  No flyer is needed to ride free. Just board any SacRT service and go. That includes fixed-route bus, light rail and SacRT GO paratransit services. Clean-ups are scheduled at 10 spots in parks and near local waterways Saturday morning, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is Read More

SacRT has big plans for our next 50 years. To succeed, we count on your support.

March 21, 2023

A Message from SacRT General Manager/CEO Henry Li Click image above to play the video message from SacRT General Manager/CEO Henry Li on SacRT’s 50th anniversary celebration.  At the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT), we are pleased to have been of service for 50 years to our region’s residents, but there’s much more to come. The growing Sacramento region needs SacRT to play a bigger leadership role now more than ever.  We embrace that challenge. Here’s what we have planned next:  This year, we Read More

Sacramento Regional Transit turns 50 this year

March 21, 2023

We’re sharing the experience from those who were there  For 50 years, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) has knitted the capital region together, taking millions of riders where they need to go, from downtown Sacramento to old town Folsom, from Elk Grove to Citrus Heights, and to hundreds of points in between.  It’s a rich history of service, innovation and perseverance, all of it amid growth booms, major recessions and even a health pandemic. In short, a heck of a ride, and one Read More

Our operators are the face of SacRT in the community

March 16, 2023

We celebrate their service on Transit Driver Appreciation Day! What does it take to be a good transit operator?  It’s a question we posed to a few of our Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) bus and light rail operators as part of our commemoration of the annual Transit Driver Appreciation Day, March 18.  Bus operators Tracy Windsor, Heidi Damian and Ricardo Rivas, and light rail operators Brandon White and Brian Porter have more than 80 years of experience among them.  Yes, they said, it takes Read More

A great agency is made up of great employees

March 15, 2023

Meet SacRT veterans Anita, Joyce, and Bonifacio  The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is a seasoned and experienced agency with a 50-year record of public service. If you look under the hood, you’ll see why: it’s because of our employees.  Our SacRT employee ranks are over 1,300 strong, some of whom have worked here for two, three, and even four decades. No celebration of our 50th anniversary in business would be possible without them.  Here is a visit with three of the SacRT team’s Read More

50th Anniversary: SacRT by the Decades

March 9, 2023

  1973 – 1979: Regional Transit is Born   1980-1989: Light Rail Hits the Tracks   1990-1999: The Growth Years    2000-2009: Boom Becomes Bust     2010-2019: SacRT Builds Back  2020 onward: Redefining “Modern” Transit   Read More

New Faces Bring Added Diversity and Ideas to SacRT Board

February 15, 2023

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) welcomed five newcomers in January to its 11-member governing board, adding diversity and new perspectives to the agency’s leadership team for what will be a year of exciting growth but also fiscal challenges.   The new group includes Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen and newly elected Sacramento City Councilwoman Caity Maple, who represents Oak Park and other inner-city neighborhoods. Also incoming are City Councilman Bret Daniels from Citrus Heights, Sean Loloee who represents North Sacramento on the Sacramento City Council, Read More

Take an inside look at SacRT’s ‘gold standard’ security and safety program

February 7, 2023

 The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) just won a federal Transportation Security Administration “Gold Standard” award for its emergency preparedness and overall security systems. It’s the second such award for SacRT in the last three years, a rare achievement among transit agencies.  But it’s no surprise. SacRT has been on a mission to dramatically improve safety and security in every corner of its system.  That multifaceted operation is anchored by its Security Operations Center on Richards Boulevard where SacRT crews monitor live video cameras Read More

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