SacRT Celebrates Transit Equity Day with Systemwide Free Rides in Honor of Rosa Parks on Sunday, February 4

January 30, 2024 SacRT News

SACRAMENTO, CA – In celebration of Transit Equity Day, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is offering systemwide free rides on Sunday, February 4, 2024. This day commemorates the legacy and birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Her courageous actions ultimately led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public transit was unconstitutional.

On Transit Equity Day, all SacRT bus and light rail services are free to ride. No free ride flyer is needed – just board and go. Free rides are also available on SacRT GO paratransit services for eligible passengers only, an advanced reservation is required.

To further honor the legacy of Rosa Parks, SacRT will be installing “reserved for Rosa Parks” sign to one seat at the front of every bus. This symbolic gesture serves as a reminder of the courage and determination that fueled this fight for transit equity.

“We are proud to celebrate Transit Equity Day by offering free rides and paying tribute to Rosa Parks, whose bravery and commitment to justice continues to inspire us,” said SacRT General Manager/CEO Henry Li. “By providing free access to our transit services, we hope to underscore our dedication to fostering an inclusive and accessible public transit system for all.”

“Public transportation is interwoven in our nation’s pursuit of equity and social justice,” said SacRT Board Chair and Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy. “As we reflect on the impacts of the Montgomery Bus Boycotts and the courage and leadership of Rosa Parks, we must acknowledge the important role of public transportation by ensuring equity and accessibility to all of our communities.”

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