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Issue: #58 Summer 2019 
US 50 Placerville Recreational Travel HotSpot Study Questionnaire 
It's a bit of an understatement to say there are traffic problems on US 50 through El Dorado County. El Dorado County, the City of Placerville, residents, businesses, and recreational travelers have long faced a seemingly insurmountable challenge of heavy traffic congestion on US 50 from the western edge of Placerville to South Lake Tahoe.  

To improve challenging traffic conditions, Caltrans District 3 is partnering with the El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) to take a fresh look at the problems through the Recreation Travel Hot Spot Transportation Management Study.  Visit the project webpage Take the Survey open through Monday, August 12th.  
Road & Trail Repair Projects
Sunrise Boulevard Rehabilitation Project
The City of Rancho Cordova is proposing the Sunrise Boulevard Rehabilitation Project in your area. The proposed project includes road paving and traffic signal modifications on Sunrise Boulevard from Folsom Boulevard to White Rock Road, widened sidewalk on the east side of Sunrise Boulevard between Citrus Road and the Folsom South Canal, and striped bicycle lanes on Citrus Road. The proposed project is designed to continue to improve transportation, accessibility and safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians in the area. 
American River Parkway Trail Closure - Mile Marker 16.5
The winter washout of the American River Parkway Trail at mile marker 16.5 was so severe that the current trail couldn't be rebuilt. Sacramento County Regional Parks and the City of Rancho Cordova partnered to complete plans and specifications for a trail re-route and will begin construction on August 5. Construction crews and heavy equipment will be operating in the area for up to six weeks.  For your safety, both the Multi-Use and Equestrian Trails are still closed between Rossmoor Bar and the Chase Drive Connector Trail. If you have been using an informal detour, we ask that you  use the Ambassador Drive detour.

Folsom Community Service Day, September 21, 2019
The Folsom community is coming together again for the sixth annual Community Service Day, Folsom's largest day of volunteerism. This powerful day of service mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete dozens of service projects throughout Folsom. The city is seeking community-based projects for this year's Community Service Day event, planned for Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Friends of Folsom Parkways will be stenciling trail safety among others trail safety and maintenance projects. More info

California Department of Technology, Green Fair September 26, 2019  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
We invite you to the Department of Technology's 2019 Green Fair. This year's educational event aims to celebrate sustainability and green living by offering our attendees access to an expo and themed seminars ideas on prospective products and services.
Department of Technology Prospect Green Campus
10860 Gold Center Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
September 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
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Free $5 to Ride with a Lyft at SacRT in Rancho Cordova
With the support of a $75,000 grant from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), the City of Rancho Cordova is partnering with Lyft to launch a pilot program to encourage Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) ridership in the City by helping to reduce transit access barriers.
The new pilot program, called "Free $5 to Ride," provides SacRT riders with a Lyft coupon code (RCFREE5) worth up to $5. The coupon code can be used toward a Lyft ride that begins or ends at one of the four SacRT light rail stations in Rancho Cordova, up to 60 times per month. The concept is predicated on providing commuters traveling to and from Rancho Cordova via SacRT with alternatives to first mile/last mile connections, reducing the need to drive alone and ultimately increasing transit usage.   More info

Bike Share Coming to the Suburbs!  
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We are excited to report Bike Share is coming Spring 2020 to  Rancho Cordova and Folsom with Gotcha bikes
Gotcha empowers communities to lead happier, more productive lives through alternative forms of transportation specifically designed for each market served. Gotcha currently operates more than 50 shared e-mobility systems in cities and universities across the US. For more information, visit
To initiate a rental, riders need to download the Gotcha app in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and create an account. Riders can locate a bike within the app on the map, unlock, and start cruising.

50 Corridor Vanpools

The following vanpools are accepting names new passengers or name for their wait lists:

Vineyard Area to Downtown/West Sacramento
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Monday through Friday
$50 per month (only one seat available)

Vineyard Area to Downtown/West Sacramento
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
$50 per month

Sunridge/Anatolia to Downtown Sacramento
7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fridays with alternative Fridays off
$30 per month

Sunridge/Anatolia/Stonecreek to Old Sacramento/West Sacramento
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
$30 per month

Folsom to Downtown Sacramento (Under formation)
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Price to be determined

Folsom to Downtown/West Sacramento
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Starts at Safeway on Iron Point, drop offs at Capitol area and CalSTRS

Folsom to South Natomas
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Starts at Century Theatre in Folsom at 6:50 a.m., drops off at El Camino/Gateway Oaks area.

Vineyard or Anatolia to Amazon
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., all days
$50 per month

Vineyard to Folsom 
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$50 per month