Rider Alerts - General

The list below includes information on planned detours and disruptions.

Free Ride Day Saturday, November 30, 2019
SacRT is offering unlimited free rides on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Rides on bus, light rail and SmaRT Ride microtransit are free all day system-wide! Offering a free ride is a great way to thank current riders for their patronage and encourage future ridership. It’s a great day to ride and support Small Business Saturday or catch a Kings game downtown. To plan your trip, try SacRT’s online trip planner at sacrt.com/tripplanner or call SacRT’s Customer Service Center at 916-321-BUSS (2877).
Bus Route Detours on Bus Routes 38 and 82
EFFECTIVE: Sunday, October 27, 2019 – Until further notice:

**Route 38**

In an effort to streamline bus route 38, SacRT is making a detour off of J Street through East Sacramento. The new route 38 will now travel on either 29th or 30th street depending on the direction and take T Street to serve UC Davis Medical Center. Route 30 will still serve J Street in East Sacramento.

**Route 82**

Bus route 82 will begin a slight detour in the Arden-Arcade area. There will no longer be a stop at Whitney and Walnut. There will be two new stops, one at Mission and Whitney and one at Mission and Engle to better serve local residents.

For questions, call 916-321-BUSS (2877).

Garden Highway Closure Begins Monday, July 8 - Detours on Routes 11, 86 and 88
Beginning Monday, July 8, 2019, Garden Highway will be completely closed to traffic underneath the I-5 overpass due to levee improvement work. This will be a 24-hour full closure for a period of up to three weeks. Also beginning July 8, there will be a 24-hour full closure of Garden Highway between Truxel Rd and Northgate Blvd through October 31. During these closures, SacRT bus routes 11, 86 and 88 will detour. No bus stops will be missed, however, please allow for extra time to complete your trip. We estimate that approximately 4 to 6 minutes of travel time will be added in each direction of travel. For bike riders, please note that the bike path along Garden Highway will remain open throughout this construction periods and associated closures. Project details are available at: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/natomas/
Monday, June 17 – Friday, July 5 Bus Detours on Route 34
Bus Detours will be in place from Monday, June 17 through Friday, July 5, due to road work on F St. During this time, Route 34 will detour daily from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The following bus stops will be temporarily closed and the following detours will be in place: Inbound (from Sac State to Downtown):

Bus stop temporarily closed on F St at 18th St. Passengers should board on F St at 16th St

Detour: from F St, left on 19th St, right on G St, right on 16th St, left on F St

Outbound (from Downtown to Sac State):

Bus stop temporarily closed on F St at 16th St. Passengers should board on F St at 14th St

Bus stop temporarily closed on F St at 18th/19th St. Passengers should board on F St at 21st St

Detour: from F St, right on 15th St, left on H St, left on 21st St, right on F St

J Street Bus Stop Relocations
Due to the City of Sacramento’s protected bike lane project, the following bus stops have been changed:

Bus stop #1719 on J St at 21st St has been permanently discontinued. Riders can board the bus on J St at 22nd St.

Bus stop #1723 on J St at 28th St has been permanently discontinued. Riders can board the bus on J St at 27th St.

Garden Highway Construction
Riders may experience impacts on Routes 11, 86 and 88 due to construction on Garden Highway. Closures will be expected and detours may be required. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
Detour on Route 212 until further notice

Due to on and off work on 53rd St along Route 212, buses will be using Stockton Blvd instead of 53rd St until further notice. Passengers who normally use the bus stop on 53rd St at Broadway should now use the bus stop on Broadway at 53rd St.

Upcoming Golden 1 Center Event Service
SacRT provides special service trains and extended Folsom service for major Golden 1 Center events. Please check gosacrt.com for information about event service.
Message Regarding Commute Time Trains
RT has received comments regarding short trains during commute hours. Unfortunately, RT has been struggling for some time now to meet our commute time peak vehicle requirement of 4-car trains (3-cars for VTA trains). A major part of our fleet, the Siemens light rail vehicles, reach the end of their 30-year useful life in March of this year. We realize that this causes crowding and while "standing room only" trips are common and considered normal during commute times for transit systems around the country, we certainly want to operate the design capacity of the system. A 30-year-old vehicle with several million miles of service, has more issues requiring maintenance and are less reliable overall. Staff is working diligently to repair and return vehicles to service as quickly as possible, but the real solution is to replace our aging fleet as they reach the end of their 30 year life. This will require a major financial commitment on the part of the community in order to fund light rail vehicle replacement and other state of good repair projects for RT's aging system. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
During major Golden 1 Center events, RT Routes 11, 15, 30, 38, 51, 62, 86 and 88 may have to detour based on traffic conditions and road closures with little or no notice.
Rider Alert: 7th & K Station will permanently close effective (end of service day) on Friday, September 30, 2016.
RT Bus Service Disruptions
RT's bus service from time to time can be delayed by traffic congestion and other non-related RT events, with little or no notice, that may affect service. As part of a disruption, RT bus stops may be affected as well.

In order to help our customers get the most up-to-date information, we suggest checking real-time bus information through RT's mobile website at m.sacrt.com. Customers can also create an account for RT Tracker, to have personalized bus arrival times emailed directly at www.sacrt.com/tracker1.stm.