SacRT Survey Asks for Community Feedback to Plan for Future Service

March 8, 2021 RT News

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is asking for feedback from the public to help plan future transit service by taking a brief online survey. Travel patterns and work schedules have changed over the last year, and SacRT is gauging rider and community interest in riding transit as more vaccines become available and COVID-19 cases drop. SacRT will use the data to help update its Short Range Transit Plan, and planning standards and metrics for measuring success on the system overall. The online survey is available at sacrt.com/survey and will be open until Monday, March 29, 2021. Survey participants have chance to win a gift card, SacRT swag or a monthly transit pass.

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the vital role public transit has played in the Sacramento region for continuing to get people to essential jobs, medical facilities, grocery stores and other services. SacRT has been operating at approximately 100% pre-COVID service levels since the end of August 2020 to reduce transportation barriers and ensure equitable transit for disadvantaged and underserved communities. SacRT is planning on expanding three SmaRT Ride service zones in April and is monitoring school district plans for in-person learning to resume bus service for students.

In September 2020, SacRT conducted a two-week online rider survey on transit ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, 313 total responses were provided on how they have been affected and their current and future plans for transit use. Details on the results of that survey are available here: https://www.sacrt.com/apps/covid-19-rider-attitude-report-results/

Masks or face coverings are required while waiting at a station or transit center, riding transit or visiting the SacRT Customer Service and Sales Center. More information on SacRT’s best safety practices and COVID-19 precautions are available at sacrt.com/covid19.