SacRT Operating on Sunday Plus Schedule as of Monday, March 23
(Update March 27, 4 p.m.)
SacRT is currently working on adding additional trips back to peak commute bus routes that have more than 10 riders per trip. A revised service schedule will be announced and released next week. We also have additional buses on standby to assist on all routes as needed. https://conta.cc/3brRliQ
As our region continues to respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recent County of Sacramento order to self-isolate, we are temporarily reducing service to a Sunday schedule seven days a week. We will continue to operate Monday through Friday Green Line light rail service, some of our peak commuter/express routes, SmaRT Ride microtransit service (in all zones) and Folsom Stage Line bus service.
SacRT is committed to protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of our customers and employees. We are undoubtedly in unprecedented times and realize that the situation regarding COVID-19 is ever changing at incredible speed.
We know each decision we make has a broad impact far beyond our operations. Keeping that in mind, SacRT has made the difficult decision to temporarily reduce service to a Sunday Plus schedule; however, SacRT is adding in extra buses to busier routes and more light rail train cars to allow for recommended social distancing. We are also continually monitoring ridership on each route to see if additional service should be added.
The Sunday Plus schedule includes:
- Gold Line (operate Sunday schedule seven days a week)
- Blue Line (operate Sunday schedule seven days a week)
- Green Line (operate Monday – Friday only)
- All routes to operate on Sunday schedule (seven days a week)
*Note: Route 33 only operates Monday – Friday only.
Express Bus Routes*
- 102 (Monday- Friday only)
- 103 (Monday- Friday only)
- 106 (Monday- Friday only)
- 107 (Monday- Friday only)
- 109 (Monday- Friday only)
- 113 (Monday- Friday only)
- 129 (Monday- Friday only)
- 161 (Monday- Friday only)
- 193 (Monday- Friday only)
*Note: SacRT will temporarily suspend bus routes 105 (Elsie), 134 (McKinley), 142 (Airport Express) and Folsom Stage Line bus route 20 beginning Monday, March 23.
Folsom Stage Line bus Service
- Regular Service: on routes 10 and 30 Monday – Friday only
SmaRT Ride Microtransit
- Regular Service: all nine service zones Monday – Friday only
Supplemental Bus Routes
- All 200 series routes were suspended on Monday, March 16, 2020 with the closure of schools.
At this time, we have no plans to reduce service for e-tran bus, Rancho CordoVan Shuttle, North Natomas Jibe and ADA paratransit; however, that could change as we are in constant communication with our partners.
SacRT is urging customers to download the free ZipPass Mobile Fare App to purchase transit fare directly on their smartphone, which can eliminate a touch point for our operators and customers.
Customer Service and Sales Center Hours:
- Customer Service Center (call center) hours will not be affected
- Customer Sales Center hours will be reduced to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
These preparedness actions will be monitored and alerts will be issued when SacRT resumes regular operations.
To date, SacRT has experienced no reports of COVID-19 transmission aboard our transit system and we are only encouraging customers to use public transit for essential travel, which includes medical appointments, medical supplies, groceries and work. We also want to remind riders to maintain a social distance of at least six feet, and continue to exercise these well-established tips for a healthier commute:
- Frequent hand washing, using soap, for at least 20 seconds
- Use hand sanitizers when soap and water are unavailable
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a bent elbow or disposable tissue
- Stay home when feeling sick
SacRT knows that the service we provide is critical to our community and will communicate to the public service changes as soon as possible, as we know the Sacramento community depends on our service to get to work, medical appointments and other critical destinations, which is consistent with the County’s directive.