SacRT set to launch revamped bus network

Posted on September 6, 2019

Adjustments have been made to almost every bus route, some minor and some much more substantial.
Adjustments have been made to almost every bus route, some minor and some much more substantial.SacRT

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is getting ready to roll out a newly redesigned bus network that offers seven-day-a-week service, more late night and weekend service, and more frequent service.

“We started from a blank slate and took a closer look at where people live, work, and play in the Sacramento region to develop a new bus network that will improve mobility and move the region forward,” said SacRT GM/CEO Henry Li.

SacRT began the process of redesigning the bus network nearly three years ago, with the support of its planning partners, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). SACOG assisted SacRT with the selection of a consulting team, study funding, and other key elements of the process.

Adjustments have been made to almost every bus route, some minor and some much more substantial.

SacRT invested an additional $3 million to improve service on the new network, which includes:

  • 27 regular fixed routes.
  • 15 peak hour-only routes.
  • All routes have 7-day a week service.
  • More 15 minute service routes and all routes have at least 45 minute or better service.

As part of the new bus network, new system maps and bus stop signs have been put up across the region. This is the first time in 30 years that SacRT has redesigned the bus stop sign. The new sign is double sided, so riders can see the information from both directions and features the destination name so riders know which direction the bus is headed.

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