SacRT Blog: SacRT in the Community

SacRT Blog: SacRT in the Community

When’s that next bus coming? SacRT’s new BusTracker app lets you know

January 19, 2023

 At Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT), the days of standing at the bus stop waiting and wondering when your ride will arrive are officially over!  Thanks to SacRT’s new BusTracker App, you can now know exactly when the next bus will show up at your stop. In fact, you can even watch an interactive map on your cell phone or computer as a little bus icon glides down the street toward you.   “It takes the guesswork and the worry out of bus riding,” SacRT Director Read More

At SacRT we rose to the challenge in 2022. Here are some of the highlights

December 28, 2022

 This past year saw solid growth at the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT), as the agency and community transitioned to what hopefully are the later stages of the COVID pandemic. Riders returned to buses and rail in solid numbers. Meanwhile, SacRT moved forward with modernization efforts and expanded key growth initiatives. And, on the lighter side, we got one happy groom to the church on time!  “While the last two plus years have brought about many challenges and unpredictability, it’s been amazing how many Read More

SacRT helps save four historic Sacramento trolleys, including one used in an East Sacramento restaurant

December 9, 2022

Streetcars once ruled the roads in Sacramento, taking thousands to work daily and helping give birth to the region’s first suburbs.  As times changed, they eventually disappeared, ceding the streets in the post-war 1940s to private automobiles and buses. Unfortunately, few of those historic streetcars still exist.  Now, though, SacRT and two other groups have launched an effort to rescue some of the last remaining few for posterity.  Four trolleys, ranging in vintage from 1909 to 1929, have been recovered in recent years from private Read More

December 3rd is International Day of People with Disabilities

December 2, 2022

However, at SacRT, our dedication to our riders is 365 days a year, just ask SacRT GO driver Jose Morales The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) joins groups worldwide this weekend in observing International Day of People with Disabilities. But at SacRT, our commitment to independence through mobility is not a one-day thing. Just ask Jose Morales. Morales is one of many SacRT GO paratransit service bus drivers who offer daily door-to-door rides to persons with disabilities, transporting them to banks, stores, medical appointments, work, Read More

Measure A vote result: Sacramentans want a sustainable transportation plan that supports modern, greener, and transit-oriented growth

December 1, 2022

Sacramento voters last month declined to support Measure A, the county transportation sales tax proposal. We at Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) believe the moment is instructive as we move forward and would like to thank Mayor Steinberg and many other stakeholders for championing public transit.  Although Measure A proponents made a good-faith effort to provide revenue for transit improvements and greenhouse gas reduction, we are hearing that the measure did not go far enough to address climate, equity and social justice to satisfy voters. Read More

Building Better Communities: How Sacramento Regional Transit helped create the region’s ‘coolest’ neighborhood

November 17, 2022

 Years in the making, one of the most dramatic and unusual neighborhoods in the region is rising fast in a former industrial area next to Sacramento State University.   Hailed as a prototype of modern suburban growth, the new transit village at 65th Street and Folsom Boulevard isn’t just turning heads of surprised passersby’s, it’s winning rave reviews.  This is a fully-fledged example of “transit-oriented development” in the Sacramento region – a neighborhood where cars are truly optional. SacRT has plans for many more similar Read More

Headed to vote Tuesday? Hop on SacRT for a free ride

November 1, 2022

 Election Day is coming, and with it, free transit rides. Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is once again offering to take voters to and from the polls in Sacramento County on buses and light rail for no cost anytime on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  SacRT’s “Drive the Vote” program, now in its second year, is part of the agency’s ongoing effort to support civic life, equity, and community service in our service area, SacRT General Manager/CEO Henry Li said.  SacRT, in partnership with Sacramento Read More

SacRT asks for community help to improve bus stop convenience and safety

October 10, 2022

Bus stops are the humble, but important, front door to a transit system. Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) wants them to be comfortable, accessible and safe. So, we are partnering this year with Civic Thread, a local nonprofit with a mission to elevate institutionally underserved voices and priorities, on a Bus Stop Improvement Plan to assess which of our stops are most in need of upgrades, and what those improvements should be. Our goal is to put SacRT in position to make smart fixes quickly each Read More

It’s Clean Air Day. Here are 12 tips from SacRT on ways you can take a stand for better air quality

September 27, 2022

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

Sit back, relax and read a book while Sacramento’s new Library Train gets you to your destination

September 1, 2022

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

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