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November 29, 2012

FTA awards $135M grant for Calif. light rail expansion

Sacramento Regional Transit’s South Line Light Rail Expansion project includes four stations and will extend the Blue Line an additional 4.3 miles. It is expected to generate 2,210 new transit trips and nearly 2,000 hours of user benefit on an average weekday.


August 29, 2012

Calif.’s Sacramento RT expands light rail, bus service

Will extend night service on light rail and nine major bus routes and increase frequency on highly-utilized bus routes. Along with the Green Line light rail extension, which opened in June, these improvements represent the first time RT added service since budget cuts forced major service reductions in June 2010.


August 8, 2012

Siemens awarded Calif. railcar refurbishment contract

The refurbishment will add approximately 15 years of additional useful life to the vehicles, while new vehicles are typically built to last 30 years. Siemens will also modernize the vehicle's communications, event recorders and auxiliary power systems.


June 20, 2012

Sacramento receives $15M for depot renovation

The federal funds will be coupled with $15 million in state and local money for a $30 million project.


June 4, 2012

Sacramento Regional Transit offers real-time info

Recently installed GPS technology allows RT to track buses on routes, display their locations using online maps and provide estimated arrival times at any bus stop. Customers can also use text messaging to receive estimated arrival times or sign up to be sent automatic email or text alerts.


May 30, 2012

Calif. transit breaks ground on $270M rail extension

Sacramento Regional Transit is building the project to provide a commuting alternative to the region’s most congested freeway.


May 23, 2012

Calif. rail rider turns Facebook posts into book

Self-published his observations while commuting on Sacramento Regional Transit in the book, “Rail Tales: Adventures on Public Transit.”


February 13, 2012

Sacramento State to improve late-night bus service

Sacramento Regional Transit system may extend its times of service and the university has begun running a late night shuttle within 10 miles of campus.


April 25, 2011

Sacramento State joins Zipcar, asks students to chip in for transit

Last year, Associated Students Inc. agreed to pay $71,228 to pay off the Sacramento Regional Transit contract, because the $7.50-per-student fee did not cover the full costs.


April 21, 2011

Sacramento to unveil Green Line by August

New light rail extension includes 1.1 miles of new track and two new stations. The project, which was originally scheduled to open this spring, is estimated to cost $44.4 million and serve about 3,200 daily round-trip passengers.


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