Green Line to the Airport

May 5, 2022 General

SacRT’s Green Line to the Airport project will extend light rail approximately 13 miles north from downtown Sacramento to the River District, the Natomas communities and the Sacramento International Airport, as outlined in SACOG’s MTP/SCS.

The project will alleviate roadway congestion and provide a safe, convenient, and affordable alternative for traveling between Downtown Sacramento, South and North Natomas, and the Sacramento International Airport. The project will also provide a direct connection to the region’s major intermodal facility at the Sacramento Valley Station.

SacRT is currently revising draft environmental documents for the project, but final environmental impact documents must be completed, and further progress is dependent on securing a matching local funding source that will allow SacRT to enter into the federal capital investment grant program for the remaining funding. With the passage of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and potential new local funding, SacRT has an opportunity to advance this project and improve local mobility throughout the county.

Final design and alignment for the Green Line in the Natomas area has not been identified. A formal timeline for construction has not yet been updated.

The Green Line to the River District light rail train currently operates Monday through Friday between the 13th Street light rail station and the 7th & Richards/Township 9 light rail station. Learn more about the Green Line to the River District.

Green Line Project Map*

*This map is subject to change based on the environmental review process.

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Project Background

Learn more about the history of the Green Line to the Airport project.

Project Benefits

Find out what the Green to the the Airport project will bring to the community. Click here to read the projects benefits.


Background Studies and Reports

City of Sacramento 2035 General Plan, 2015
American River Crossing Alternatives Study Final Report, 2013
Metropolitan Transportation Plan / Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS), 2012
Transitional Analysis, 2010
Green Line Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) Issue Paper & Board Resolution, 2010
Final Environmental Impact Report for the Downtown-Natomas-Airport (DNA) Light Rail Transit Phase 1 Project, 2009*
Final Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR), 2008
Alternatives Analysis, 2003

*The Green Line to the Airport project used to be called the Downtown-Natomas-Airport (DNA) project.

Contact Us

If you are interested in improvements to public transportation in the Natomas communities, or if you have questions about how public transportation might affect your home, neighborhood or business, SacRT encourages your input and participation in the Green Line to the Airport project. SacRT wants to encourage local communities and stakeholders to become and stay involved and informed at all stages of planning and implementation. Email the project team at