SmaRT Ride Elk Grove Zone Coming and Gerber-Calvine Expanding July 1, 2021

SmaRT Ride is similar to other ride-share services where customers can use a smartphone app to request a ride that will pick up and drop off passengers within the service boundaries.

SmaRT Ride is Expanding July 1

To better serve residents in south Sacramento and Elk Grove, SacRT’s SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit service is expanding on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Gerber-Calvine

The Gerber-Calvine zone is expanding to serve more of southeast Sacramento, as far north as Fruitridge Road. The new zone will now operate as far east as Elk Grove-Florin Road, from Florin Road to Calvine Road, including the Safeway on Calvine Road and the Walmart on Geber Road, as well as the Florin Road Post Office. It will also serve the Lemon Hill and Glen Elder areas from 65th Street to Florin Perkins Road, between Fruitridge Road and Florin Road. It will also share a border with the new Elk Grove zone.

Elk Grove

The new Elk Grove zone coincides with Elk Grove’s bus and e-van service joining the SacRT district on July 1. The Elk Grove zone will operate primarily between Waterman Road and Grant Line Road, with additional coverage in the Vineyard area, north of Calvine Road, as far north as Florin Road, from Elk Grove-Florin Road to Bradshaw Road, and as far north as Gerber Road, between Bradshaw Road and Excelsior Road.

SmaRT Ride is similar to other ride-share services where customers can use a smartphone app to request a ride that will pick up and drop off passengers within the service boundaries.


Current Service Areas Include:

These are curb-to-curb service areas:

These are corner-to-corner service areas:

How to Ride SmaRT Ride:

First, download the free SmaRT Ride App, which is available in Google Play and the App Store.

To request a ride, enter a pick-up address and then enter your destination address. Note: SmaRT Ride shuttles cannot travel outside the service boundary. The pick-up and drop off location need to be inside the same service zone.

Following a SmaRT Ride request, the SmaRT Ride app will provide passengers with an estimated pick-up time, track their bus in real-time, and be alerted when their ride is about to arrive. Passengers will also be alerted when their ride is about to reach their desired destination.

SmaRT Ride customers will also be able to request rides by calling 916-556-0100 or by going online to ondemand.sacrt.com; however, trip requests must be made on the same day. Wait times for service are subject to vehicle availability and demand.

The drop off window is an estimate based on your desired travel time. Because this is a ride-sharing service, actual drop-off time may vary due to demand. Please understand that while we make every effort to arrive at your desired travel time, you may have a slight wait for the SmaRT Ride shuttle arrival due to demand. If you must arrive at your destination at a specified time, we recommend planning your trip to include a time cushion.

SmaRT Ride service is only available within each designated service zone. SmaRT Ride shuttles cannot travel outside the service boundaries.

The new SmaRT Ride service is provided through Measure A funding. SacRT was awarded with a $12 million grant by the Sacramento Transportation Authority to help expand microtransit into new communities throughout the region.

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The SacRT SmaRT Ride App

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Fares

  If you are:   Your fare is   Single   Daily Pass
  Age 19 – 61   Basic   $2.50   $7.00
  Senior (age 62+)   Discount   $1.25   $3.50
  Person with Disabilities   Discount   $1.25   $3.50
  Student (Grades K -12)*   Discount   $1.35   $3.50

*Youth (grades TK-12) ride free with valid student ID with RydeFreeRT sticker or RydeFreeRT card with sticker. Visit rydefreert.com for details.

Groups of 5 or more ride FREE! All riders traveling in a group of five or more ride for free. To take advantage of this offer, everyone must travel together as a group from the same pick up location to the same destination.

SmaRT Ride Service Areas

Citrus Heights-Antelope-Orangevale offers curb-to-curb service where passengers are picked up and dropped off at the address they indicated when scheduling.

All other service areas offer corner-to-corner service where passengers are picked up and dropped off at the nearest corner or ‘virtual bus stop,’ which is usually within a block or two of their pickup or drop-off location. The  Downtown Core (north of S Street, west of 20th Street in downtown Sacramento) will be a limited stop zone, where Smart Ride will pick up and drop off at specific destinations as noted on the map.   

Arden-Carmichael

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 7p.m.
Click here for Service Area Map

Citrus Heights-Antelope-Orangevale

Monday through Friday
6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Click here for Service Area Map

Downtown–Midtown–East Sacramento

Monday through Friday
6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Click here for Service Area Map

Folsom

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Franklin–South Sacramento

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 7 p.m
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Gerber-Calvine

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Click here for Service Area Map

Natomas-North Sacramento

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Rancho Cordova

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 7 p.m
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SmaRT Ride service is not available on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1, 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 18, 2021

Memorial Day – Monday, May 31, 2021

Fourth of July – observed Monday, July 5, 2021

Labor Day – Monday, September 6, 2021

Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 25, 2021

Christmas – Saturday, December 25, 2021