Unmet Transit Needs Hearings 2020

Your local transit operators and the regional transportation planning agency, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), are looking for comments and suggestions that will help plan and improve transit services in Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba and Sutter counties.

You can share your comments on transit services in the four counties in a number of ways.

Participate in one of the the Unmet Transit Needs hearings via Zoom – click here for the dates and more info: https://www.sacog.org/unmet-transit-needs

OR

Email – transitneeds [at] sacog [dot] org
Online Comments – sacog.org/unmet
Call/Text – (916) 426-3799
Mail -SACOG, Attn: Unmet Transit Needs, 1415 L Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814

Deadline: All comments must be received by November 23, 2020.

Yuba and Sutter Counties

October 27, 2020 – 2:00pm | Meeting ID – 976 6567 0483, passcode – unmetneeds. Phone access also available at (888) 475-4499.

Sacramento Regional Transit

October 28, 2020 – 2:00pm | Meeting ID – 964 8114 0701, passcode – unmetneeds. Phone access also available at (888) 475-4499.

Sacramento County

October 29, 2020 – 2:00pm | Meeting ID – 961 5128 4151, passcode – unmetneeds. Phone access also available at (888) 475-4499.

Yolo County

November 4, 2020 – 6:00pm | Meeting ID – 927 9341 6737, passcode – unmetneeds. Phone access also available at (888) 475-4499.

Board Unmet Transit Needs Hearing

January 21, 2021 – 9:30am

Let your opinion be heard – Provide your public comments during the SACOG January 2021 Board meeting.

LOCATION: Remote meeting via Zoom

More meeting information will be posted here once available.

Please note – Comments on all four county (Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba) transit services will be accepted at this hearing.


Below are each of the flyers.

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SacRT Expands Microtransit

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is expanding three SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit zones on Monday, June 15 to accommodate increased travel demand to key destinations. The zones include Franklin – South Sacramento, North Sacramento and Rancho Cordova. They are also Adding Electric Shuttles to the “Franklin – South Sacramento Zone.”

With a total of nine active SmaRT Ride service zones, SacRT is the largest microtransit provider in the country, operating with 45 shuttles.

You can view the route maps below.

Click here to read the press release.




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More funding for transit and less money for new roads.

On March 18, 2020, the Environmental Council of Sacramento sent the following message to the Sacramento Board Clerk regarding Sacramento County Measure A’s Draft Expenditure Plan (DEP) .

ECOS consists of 20 locally-based member organizations, as well as many individual members. Since 1971, we have promoted infill development and transit, as opposed to sprawl – to save habitat, reduce pollution, and more recently — to deal with climate change.

We are gratified that Mayor Steinberg and CARB have recognized that new highway projects must demonstrate that they would not exacerbate climate change, in order to be eligible for funding under Measure A+. We strongly support the funding that would be provided to the Air District. We are pleased that Measure A’s Draft Expenditure Plan (DEP) would provide a much greater percentage of funding for transit, compared to 2016’s ill-fated Measure B.

However, the DEP would not provide as great a percentage for transit as the current Measure A. Since current Measure A was approved by voters, the existential threat of climate change has become more obvious and serious. Also, the affordable housing crisis has become California’s biggest problem. Therefore, future county growth must be higher density, and transit-oriented. We can only accomplish this by providing more funding for transit and less money for new roads.

Click here to view the email message in PDF.

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