SacRT Adds Bus Service and Expands SmaRT Ride Service

Additional Service to Assist with Social Distancing and Essential Travel

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is adding additional weekday bus service and expanding three SmaRT Ride service zones to help essential employees get to work and allow customers to travel to other vital destinations around the region. This change will partially restore bus service levels to approximately 85 percent of SacRT’s regular service levels.

The new bus schedules will take effect on Sunday, June 14 and the new SmaRT Ride zone expansions will begin on Monday, June 15.

On March 23, SacRT temporarily reduced service due to COVID-19 related school and business closures and Administration orders to “shelter-in-place.” On April 13, SacRT added additional trips to five highly utilized bus routes and added shadow buses on other busy routes.

The safety, health and well-being of SacRT’s customers and employees has been and continues to be a top priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SacRT has been proactive in implementing numerous best safety practices to help customers with essential travel to destinations around the region while creating a safer transit environment.

SacRT is fogging and disinfecting buses, light rail trains and facilities, added new seating policies blocking seats to provide more physical distancing, installed protective plexi-glass barriers on each bus near the driver’s seat, urging all riders to wear a mask or face covering, requiring employees to wear a mask, providing employees with personal protective equipment and urging riders to download ZipPass the free mobile fare app to reduce touchpoints. For more information on the safety measures SacRT is taking, visit

The June 2020 service improvements will include earlier start times for most weekday bus routes, additional trips at the end of the route, and/or added frequency during peak hours to better serve riders. Weekend bus service will not be affected. In addition, SacRT will continue to operate a Sunday/holiday schedule on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (except as noted for bus routes 78 and 142).

SacRT will also continue operating most of its peak commuter/express service Monday through Friday (bus routes 102, 103, 106, 107, 109, 113, 129, 134, 161 and 193) and Folsom Stage Line bus service (routes 10 and 30). Note: Route 105 (Elsie) and 142 (Airport) will not operate. The Causeway Connection (Route 138) will continue operating with a modified schedule. Visit for details. Light rail service will continue to operate on a modified schedule.

CONTACT: Jessica Gonzalez FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CELL: 916-662-0342 DATE: June 9, 2020 EMAIL:
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SacRT is the 2019 national TSA Gold Standard Security Award recipient for the highest standard of excellence. We operate approximately 81 bus routes (fixed-route, dial-a-ride and microtransit), 43 miles of light rail and 52 stations, and ADA paratransit services all within a 400-square mile service area throughout Sacramento County, which includes service in the cities of Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove.

The June 2020 service improvement timetables are available at

SacRT will continue operating all nine SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit services areas and will expand three zones to provide improved access to food and other essential travel needs. Those three service area expansions include:

  • Franklin-South Sacramento: Adding service to cover areas in Oak Park and switching to corner-to-corner service.
  • North Sacramento: Adding service to shopping areas in the Natomas area.
  • Rancho Cordova: Expanding the service area to include Lincoln Village and switching to corner-to-corner service.

SacRT will begin operating paratransit service in-house effective Sunday, June 28, 2020. The new service will be called SacRT GO Paratransit Services. The only change to the ADA paratransit service is that SacRT will operate the service directly, instead of contracting it to Paratransit, Inc. SacRT’s ADA paratransit service team will include many of the same drivers and reservationists that are currently employed by Paratransit, Inc. Current service levels will not change and fares will not increase. More information on the transition of paratransit services to SacRT is available at

To view the current modified schedule, which began on March 23, visit

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