Rider Alerts - General

The list below includes information on planned detours and disruptions.

Watt/I-80 Station West Elevator
The Watt/I-80 Station west elevator is temporarily out of service. Buses will transport riders between the upper level bus stops and lower level light rail station.
Friday, August 17, Detour on Routes 30 and 62
On Friday, August 17, L St between 15th St and 16th st will be closed from 9:00 a.m. through midnight for the Wide Open Walls Block Party. During the closure, Routes 30 and 62 will detour from L St, right on 16th St, left on K St, left on 15th St, right on L St. No bus stops will be missed.
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.

Rider Notice: When temperatures get above 100 degrees, it can have a significant impact on SacRT's light rail system (electrical, overhead wires, tracks and trains).
Since temperatures are expected to remain in the triple digits over the next few days, please know that SacRT has a contingency plan in place just in case we experience heat related disruptions.

If there is a light rail service disruption that requires a bus bridge, a free shuttle bus will be operating between affected stations to transport passengers until light rail service is restored. It may take 30 to 45 minutes for the buses to arrive at the affected light rail stations. It's also important to note that the special buses are not able to operate on a light rail schedule since the buses travel on surface streets to pick up and drop off passengers, and may be impacted by vehicle traffic.

For rider alerts, riders are encouraged to download the free “Alert SacRT” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. Additionally, we encourage riders to follow SacRT on social media. Even if you do not have an account, you can still view SacRT’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Note that SacRT staff may not be able to respond in real-time to messages sent on Facebook or Twitter. And, for service disruptions that occur outside of regular business hours, it may take staff a little longer to gather the information and post a message.

To receive SacRT Rider Alert push notifications, download the free Alert SacRT App available at the App Store or Google Play. Details and updates are available through SacRT's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Visit our "Light Rail Service Disruption FAQ" page for details.

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.

No buses on 9th St between J St and K St due to construction

Until further notice, the City of Sacramento has banned buses from using 9th St between J St and K St due to construction. This will cause a slight detour to routes 11, 38, 86, 88. No active bus stops will be missed.

Bus Stop at 9th & K closed January 2 - June 1, 2018
Beginning January 2 through June 1, 2018 Bus Stop 118 on 9th at K will be closed due to sewer line replacement. Routes 11, 38, 86, and 88 serve this stop.
Renovated Louis Orlando Transit Center Opened on Friday, October 20
The newly improved Louis Orlando Transit Center has resumed bus service. Buses will no longer be serving the temporary bus stop on Auburn Boulevard. Improvements made over the past several months include: • Upgraded amenities • Larger bus loading areas • Improved ADA access • More covered passenger seating • Security cameras • Lighting at the transit center Thank you for your patience during construction!
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.