SacRT Offers Systemwide Free Rides in Celebration of Earth Day

April 18, 2024 SacRT News

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SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is offering systemwide free rides in celebration of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, 2024. Free rides are available to travel on all buses (includes Elk Grove and Folsom), light rail and SmaRT Ride on-demand shuttles. Eligible riders on SacRT GO paratransit services are included with an advance reservation. 

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’s 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% 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.  

Fare-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: on-demand microtransit shuttle that operates in nine different zones within SacRT’s service area. 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 

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


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