Will there be anymore giveaways for SacRT Merch this year?
Reply: Our SacRT Street Team holds pop-ups and rides transit each week and they have different items to give out to riders. I'm not sure if you are looking for something specific, but we are also getting ready to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and will have some special items to celebrate that milestone.
Northeast Sacramento , CA:
Hey mister li. When will there be new buses to meet the demand for smart ride as I know you already have enough drivers?
Reply: Thank you for your question. We currently have 45 vehicles dedicated to serving SacRT's nine SmaRT Ride Zones. In January, the Board approved the purchase of 16 cutaway replacement vehicles and we are excited to have them delivered later this year.
The Connect Card Reader screen on the south side of Glenn Station is still dark, impossible to read, and has been like this for months!!! When is this going to be fixed? Please advise.
Reply: Thank you for reaching out to me with your concern. I’ve reached out to those responsible with maintaining the field equipment to ensure that they are aware of the issue and make it a priority.
Rancho Cordova, CA:
Hi, I seen recently that at the Stockton Blvd grade crossing on the Gold Line, one of the large signal cantilever structures were knocked down again by a big rig and trains are back stopping the proceeding at the crossing. This was the third time this happened since 2020 and was curious are there any plans to prevent this from repeating as I know those cantilevers cost a lot of money plus causing trains to have to stop and go at the crossing before a new one is put up.
Reply: SacRT is working with the City of Sacramento to address the issues at this location. The city has approved a plan which include prohibiting right turns from 34th onto Stockton. R Street will be turned into a one-way and vehicles will be allowed to turn right and use R street to get to Stockton. The city is expected to work on this plan in the coming weeks.
Little Italy Historic District was recently designated in a small area of East Sacramento bounded by 48th to 59th Sts and J St to Folsom Blvd. Maybe SacRT could add "Little Italy" to 59th St station?
Reply: Thank you for the great suggestion. This is something we can consider once our station naming agreement expires, as it fits within a naming designation.
So, when will the watt and 80, and Folsom stations be modernized?
Reply: We are currently working on the Light Rail Modernization project, which includes adding a passing track on the Gold line to allow for 15-minute service to Folsom area stations. We are still working on funding for the platform modifications for the Folsom area stations. We are currently working on Gold Line station platforms between 59th Street and Sacramento Valley Station.
As for the Watt/I-80 station, we are on track to award the construction contract by December 2023 and construction is expected to take two years.
When will we see BRT in Sacramento? We have a lot of bus routes that move very slowly through the very spread-out region.
Reply: We have several Bus Rapid Transit corridors identified in our High Capacity Bus Service Study. We are currently working with the City of Sacramento and Sacramento County on Stockton Blvd and we’re also looking at potential funding programs for planning and environmental for both BRT and Transit Signal Priority.
Has SacRT experienced any increase in ridership numbers over the last two years ? Can we expect the SmaRT Ride services to continue or for the next few years ? Thank You.
Reply: Thanks for asking. SacRT is seeing an increase in ridership since the pandemic started. We are back to 70% of pre-pandemic ridership overall. We are still working on securing funding to continue the SmaRT Ride program.