Explore the Future of Sustainable Transportation with SacRT’s Mobility Hubs Project

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SacRT is preparing to launch an innovative project aimed at enhancing connectivity and sustainability within our community. In partnership with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (Sac Metro Air District) and Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition (Clean Cities), SacRT is embarking on the development of Mobility Hubs at three light rail stations. 

What are Mobility Hubs? 

The Mobility Hubs will serve as vital community hubs, strategically located within disadvantaged neighborhoods, and will offer a multitude of transportation options aimed at reducing reliance on gas-powered and single-occupancy vehicles. Among the amenities provided at these hubs are EV carshare, bike and scooter share services, EV charging stations, carpool/vanpool connections, and electric microtransit shuttles. 

What to Expect from SacRT’s Mobility Hubs Project: 

This groundbreaking initiative has been made possible through the receipt of $1.7 million in federal grant funding from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. Additionally, the Sac Metro Air District may contribute up to $3 million to further bolster the benefits and amenities of these Mobility Hubs, including enhancements such as landscaping, lighting, and other infrastructure improvements. 

To kick start this project, The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Sustainable Transportation Equity Program (STEP) granted $500,000 for the creation of a Mobility Hub Implementation Plan, which will be led by Civic Thread. The SacRT Mobility Hub Implementation Plan will be a community-driven approach to identify and site which of SacRT’s light rail stations should be prioritized for inclusion in the Sacramento Region’s 52 mobility hubs. The first three pilot locations have already been identified as part of the partnership with the Sac Metro Air District and Clean Cities. 

The following Station have been selected for the pilot phase: 

  • Marconi/Arcade Station 
  • Globe Station 
  • La Valentina/Alkali Flat Station 

Furthermore, this grant funding enables SacRT to procure new electric shuttles for our on-demand microtransit service, SmaRT Ride, and expand service to include the new Mobility Hub at Globe Station. 

Join Us in Shaping the Future: 

As we embark on this journey, SacRT and partners will invite community members to provide input and feedback on the features and services desired at these Mobility Hubs. The project is expected to kick-off in summer or fall 2024.