Regional Transit Real Estate

The Real Estate Department administers a district-wide program for right-of-way acquisition, asset management and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and joint development related projects in support of SacRT's purpose, mission and goals by: Acquiring the sites for transit facilities and support activities, including relocation of affected families, businesses and utility facilities and clearing of properties prior to construction.

Responsibly managing SacRT's property, reducing the costs of operations, disposing of property no longer needed for operational purposes and improving the quality and customer experience of transit facilities through joint development and TOD activities.

The Acquisition Section is responsible for purchasing the property rights necessary for constructing and maintaining SacRT's transportation system. Functions are comprised of: Appraisal, environmental site assessments, relocation assistance, acquisition and leases. Current expansion projects are the: Bus Maintenance Facility 2 (BMF2), Green Line to the River District -- Downtown Natomas Airport (DNA) light rail extension, Northeast Corridor Double Track (NEC) Project and South Sacramento Corridor Phase 2 (SLP2) light rail extension.

Asset Management

The Asset Management Section functions include: Property management of the current asset base including all property held for future transportation projects and existing operating light rail corridors; generation and collection of income from the 800-acre real estate asset base through the issuance of: Right of Entries, Permits, Leases and Licenses, for uses such as, roadway crossings, utility installations, fiber optics and other secondary uses; as well as, disposition sale of excess and surplus property.
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Application for Permit
Permit Fee Structure
On-track Safety Training Calendar

Transit Oriented Development

TOD is Compact sustainable development, located within an easy walk of a major transit stop, generally with a mix of residential, employment and shopping opportunities designed for pedestrians without excluding the auto. (Please see TOD Guidelines) TOD can be new construction or redevelopment of one or more buildings whose design and orientation facilitate transit use.

Goals for the TOD program and transit supportive development activities include increasing ridership, enabling easy and safe access to transit facilities, providing services and amenities for SacRT's customers, enhancing the environment at transit stations and facilities, and generating income for SacRT.

Florin Station Joint Development

Land Use

The land use section reviews and responds to development applications submitted to SacRT by local jurisdictions. It also reviews and provides comments on offers of dedication by developers and public agencies as well as reviews and comments on environmental reports prepared by other public agencies on projects with potential impacts on transit.

Real Estate Department Contacts

Traci Canfield
Senior Manager, TOD & Real Estate


Renee Nielson
Real Estate Analyst II