On-Demand Public Transit Comes to Sacramento

By Sandy Smith

January 17, 2018

Next City

Sacramento Jumps on Microtransit Bandwagon

The notion of summoning a bus to your door to take you where you want to go appears mighty appealing. Despite the failure of several experiments with what’s been dubbed “microtransit,” cities around the world continue to launch projects to gauge the effectiveness of on-demand flexible-route bus service, a sort of cross between traditional transit and ridesharing services like Lyft or Uber.

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Sacramento eyes new transportation tax, but are residents willing to pay?

By Tony Bizjak

September 7, 2017

The Sacramento Bee

Proponents say they misfired with the local transportation tax measure last year because they didn’t take enough time to reach the public early on and to get vocal grass-roots support.

“The criticism from groups was that the process was too truncated and not inclusive enough,” said Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer.

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Note: the Environmental Council of Sacramento believes that the last transportation tax proposal, Measure B, allocated far too much for new road construction and far too little for transit. Click here to read the letter ECOS submitted about this last measure.

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Sacramento Regional Transit charts a new direction

By Henry Li – Special to the Bee

March 07, 2017

The Sacramento Bee

Here’s a look at what’s ahead:

▪ RT will engage with broader community groups to fully understand the mobility needs and desires of our region.

▪ RT is committed to operating clean and safe trains and buses; we have prioritized security and cleaning operations, and reduced the fare-evasion rate by more than 15 percent.

▪ RT is dedicated to strengthening our finances and has tapped innovative revenue sources.

▪ RT has worked, and will continue to work, with our labor partners to build stronger employee relations, optimize processes and maximize efficiencies.

▪ RT has undergone a massive culture change, transitioning to be a more businesslike and customer-service-oriented agency.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article137016968.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article137016968.html


Li, Henry. “Sacramento Regional Transit charts a new direction.” Sacbee. N.p., 07 Mar. 2017. Web. 07 Mar. 2017.

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