SacRT Service Recovery Plan to Restore Service to pre-COVID-19 Levels

August 24, 2020 RT News

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) announced today they are implementing a September 2020 service recovery plan to restore service to pre-COVID-19 levels. The additional service begins on Sunday, August 30, 2020. The service recovery plan increases service for light rail (Blue and Gold lines), bus (routes 1 through 93) all peakonly/express (routes 102, 106, 107, 109, 113, 129, 134, 161 and 193), and Folsom Stage Line (routes 10F and 30F).

SacRT is also making some adjustments to several bus routes to improve on-time performance. SacRT and Yolobus will continue to monitor ridership on the Causeway Connection (route 138) and may add additional trips in late September.

Due to low ridership as a result of COVID-19, SacRT will continue to suspend service on the Airport Express (route 142), the 200 series routes and Folsom Stage Line (route 20F). Based on a ridership survey, starting September 1, Jibe Express will be reducing service to match current ridership demand. Visit jibe.org to review the new and current schedules with interactive map and timetable listings.

SacRT’s service recovery plan is an integral part of supporting the region as it reopens by adding more service to ensure people can safely travel to essential destinations. Similar to other businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic may have an impact on SacRT employees (i.e., school and childcare predicaments, and health related matters) possibly resulting in manpower shortages, which may cause temporary service adjustments with little or no notice. SacRT encourages customers to check the Service Alerts page at the top of sacrt.com/alerts in advance of heading out to the bus stop.

SacRT is doing everything possible to keep its employees and customers safe and healthy to ensure minimal impacts to service during these unpredictable times. To learn more about SacRT’s best safety practices and other prevention guidance, visit sacrt.com/covid19. Visit sacrt.com/recovery for more details and a look at the new timetables.

Riders and Community Urged to Take the Ready to Ride Transit Survey

SacRT is conducting a survey of our riders and the community to better understand how we can best plan to meet the Sacramento region’s mobility needs as Shelter-in-Place orders are relaxed and the pandemic continues. We are seeking feedback about willingness to take public transit during/after the COVID-19 pandemic to help our advocacy for safe, clean and convenient transit as we move past this crisis.

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRJ2RHZ

Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3B8Y736