Topic : Sacramento Regional Transit District

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Sacramento RT, TransLoc team for microtransit pilot launch

Management & Operations| February 6, 2018

The new on-demand service will be piloted for six months enhancing the existing City Ride service, a dial-a-ride service that currently provides 8,000 annual trips in Citrus Heights.

SacRT taps 'Voice of God' to enhance security

Security and Safety | December 21, 2017

When passengers violate basic station rules like no smoking or drinking alcohol, agency security staff use the new remote P.A. system to communicate with the rulebreaker.

Security and Safety | September 20, 2017

WMATA, Sacramento RT tap Harsco's Protran unit for track worker safety

The installations will include Protran’s Enhanced Employee Protection System, the first of its kind in the railway safety industry to incorporate three-way communication among track workers, train operators, and dispatchers in the central office.

Management & Operations| November 14, 2016

Sacramento RT considers allowing alcohol ads on trains, buses

The transit agency’s proposed policy would allow more bars and restaurants to advertise on transit vehicles, which could be lucrative for the financially struggling bus agency.

Management & Operations| June 14, 2016

Sacramento RT avoids service reductions planned for January 2017

In the last week, RT staff has worked closely with RT’s funding agencies and has identified a $1 million potential operating fund source.

Rail| May 23, 2016

Sacramento RT considering closing light rail line indefinitely

The agency opened its $44 million Green Line only four years ago; however, the line currently averages only 440 boardings a day with limited service, and costs RT $330,000 annually to operate.

Rail| February 1, 2016

Siemens expands Sacramento footprint with new rail services headquarters

Siemens to refurbish 32 Calgary Transit light rail vehicles, among many other rail service projects, at new 60,000 square-foot facility.

Management & Operations| October 2, 2015

Sacramento RT chief, Wiley, announces retirement

Upon the hiring of the new GM/CEO, Wiley will transition to the position of Special Assistant to the Board of Directors and GM/CEO with a focus on key projects and initiatives through 2016.

Rail| September 9, 2015

Siemens' refurbished LRT vehicles to begin operating on Sacramento line

RT acquired the vehicles — originally built by Urban Transportation Development Corp. — from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. The vehicles originally went into operation in 1987 and had been in storage since RT acquired them in 2003.

Rail| August 25, 2015

Sacramento RT's Blue Line extension begins service

The expansion offers local commuters an alternative to congested Highway 99 and brings new transit service to the area’s major employers. It will also encourage new retail and residential development in specially zoned areas along the light rail line.

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