SacRT Forward: Look forward to….

May 12, 2019 General

SacRT is looking forward to launching the SacRT Forward route optimization project this September. The Board of Directors approved the new bus network proposal on February 25.

The new network builds on a solid core of routes operating on major corridors that will lead to economic growth and reduced congestion. Adjustments have been made to almost every route, some minor and some much more substantial, which will provide better frequency, more weekend service and new and improved schedules.

SacRT will invest up to an additional $3 million to retain and improve service. With additional local funding, we could implement more robust service in the future.

The new network consists of:
· 27 regular routes
· 15 peak hour only routes
· All routes have 7-day service (with the exception of bus route 33)
· All routes have 45 minute or better service (with the exception of bus route 19)
· Complements the new 15-minute weekend light rail service

September Service Changes Include:

Major Service Improvements

Bus Routes: 1, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 34, 38, 51, 56, 61, 62, 67, 68, 72, 75, 81, 82, 84, 86, 87, 88 and 93

All Day Bus Service to Peak Hour

Bus Routes: 2, 5, 6, 34, 113 (new route) and 161 (new route)

Discontinued Bus Routes (most service will be covered by new routes)

Bus Routes: 22, 24, 28, 47, 54, 55, 65, 74, 80 and 95

New Route Numbers

Bus Routes: 3=103, 7=107, 29=129, and 103=193

Minor or No Route Changes

Bus Routes: 30, 33, 109, 170, 171, 172, 174, 175, 176, 177 and 200 series

Once the service changes are implemented in September, SacRT will continuously monitor each route to optimize and adjust service on a quarterly basis as needed.

For detailed information about the upcoming service changes, visit sacrt.com/sacrtforward.