This Friday Sacramento Regional Transit is offering free rides in honor of Earth Day. Free rides will be available on all Sac RT buses, light rail, SmaRT Ride and GO Paratransit shuttles during regular service hours.
What a better way to celebrate Earth Day than by taking SacRT to get around? Whether it’s to work, school, shopping or other errands, help spare the air and take SacRT to celebrate Mother Earth.
System-wide free rides on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 2022, are available to travel on all buses (includes Elk Grove Transit, Folsom Stage Line and Causeway Connection), light rail, SmaRT Ride shuttles and SacRT GO Paratransit Services shuttles during regular service hours. No flyer is needed to ride free, just hop onboard.
Free Transit Options:
*Note: Contracted services including Rancho CordoVan is not included in the systemwide free rides.
Visit sacrt.com/howtoride for more information about the easy steps to riding the train or bus.
# 1 Improve Air Quality
Fossil-fuel powered transportation is the single biggest source of air pollution in California. SacRT light rail vehicles minimize air pollution, as they are 100% powered by electricity and most buses use compressed natural gas (CNG) which produces fewer pollutants, other vehicles are 100 percent zero-emission electric battery powered vehicles. Just one light rail train car can take 150 automobiles off the road, and one bus can take 60 cars off the road.
# 2 Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Public transportation is reducing energy consumption and harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gas emissions that damage the environment. A single person, commuting alone by car, who switches their 20-mile round trip commute to public transit, can reduce annual CO2 emissions by 4,800 pounds per year.
# 3 Save Energy
In one year, taking transit saved 947 million gallons of fuel that would have been used if transit passengers had driven cars instead. Have you seen the price of a gallon of gas recently? Think of the cost savings!
There are two easy options to find out how to get you where you need to go.
Call 916-321-BUSS (2877) and a SacRT Customer Service Representative will help you plan your trip.