The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) announced it is celebrating 50 years of service and is offering free rides and hosting a series of events for riders to commemorate the moment, according to the agency's news release.
At a press conference, the agency displayed a new 50th-anniversary logo and announced they are offering free rides every Tuesday during April 2023 on all SacRT fixed-route buses and light rail trains. Those dates are April 4, April 11, April 18, and April 25.
“For 50 years, our dedicated, hard-working employees have kept this region moving by providing the most equitable, accessible, and innovative public transportation options,” said Henry Li, SacRT GM/CEO. “This is a milestone worth celebrating, and we look forward to celebrating with our employees, customers, and community.”
In addition, SacRT has launched a specially decorated 50th-anniversary edition bus and light rail train, sponsored by Siemens Mobility and GILLIG. The special bus and train feature interior decals with QR codes that connect to stories and videos about our history and achievements.
Those QR codes offer insights into the early days of SacRT, why it was formed and includes fun facts, including how the agency dealt with the OPEC oil embargo.