SacRT Offers Systemwide Free Rides in Celebration of Earth Day

April 17, 2023 SacRT News

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is offering systemwide free rides in celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2022. Free rides are available to travel on all buses (includes Elk Grove Transit, Folsom Stage Line and Causeway Connection), light rail, SmaRT Ride shuttles and SacRT GO Paratransit Services shuttles during regular service hours. No flyer is needed to ride free.

Fossil-fuel powered transportation is the single biggest source of air pollution in California. Just one light rail train car can take 150 automobiles off the road, and one bus can take 60 cars off the road.

SacRT light rail vehicles minimize air pollution, as they are 100% powered by electricity and most buses use compressed natural gas (CNG) which produces fewer pollutants, other vehicles are 100 percent zero-emission electric battery powered vehicles.

On Earth Day, help clear the air by trying an alternative form of transportation. Leave the car at home and try SacRT for free.

Free Transit Options:

  • Bus: SacRT operates over 82 bus routes within a 440-square mile service area.
  • Light Rail: SacRT operates light rail on 43 miles of track serving 53 light rail stations.
  • SmaRT Ride: SacRT’s on-demand microtransit shuttle service that comes to you within nine service areas: Arden, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Downtown-Midtown-East Sacramento, Folsom, Franklin-South Sacramento, Gerber-Calvine, North Sacramento and Rancho Cordova. Download the free app to request a ride, learn more at
  • SacRT GO Paratransit Services: Door-to-door, shared-ride transportation for individuals who
    are unable to use the SacRT bus and light rail system either all of the time of some of the time,
    because of a disabling condition. Riders must be eligible for ADA paratransit service and must
    apply to use this service. Learn more at

*Note: Contracted services including Rancho CordoVan is not included in the systemwide free rides.

Plan Your Trip:
SacRT has 22 free park-and-ride lots for easy access to light rail. To plan your trip on SacRT, visit or call 916-321-BUSS (2877) to find the best way to get around to region. Visit for a list of bus and light rail schedules.

Visit for more information on systemwide free rides on Earth Day.