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Issue: #60 Fall 2019 
SacRT Ride Free - Oct. 2 Clean Air Day
SacRT Offers Free Rides to 
Celebr ate California Clean Air Day
Try Transit on Wednesday, Oct. 2 for Free

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is offering free rides on Wednesday, October 2 in recognition of California Clean Air Day. Rides on bus, light rail and SmaRT Ride microtransit are free all day! 
The goal of California Clean Air Day is to spread the message about air pollution and how it directly impacts all Californians' health.   More Info
RYDE FREE RT Grades TK to 12
Student Free Transit Pass Program

SacRT has partnered with the City of Sacramento and other cities and s chool districts within our service area to offer free fare for students in grades TK through 12 to ride SacRT bus and light rail vehicles. All students within SacRT's service boundaries are eligible for the RydeFreeRT program.  More Info
FREE $5 TO RIDE LYFT at SacRT in RANCHO CORDOVA
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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

Introducing Leah Barrett, the new Deputy Director of the 50Corridor!
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We're excited to add Leah to our team as she brings experience in community and transportation program management. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Tulane University and is a current MBA candidate at Sacramento State University. She's an active member of the Association for Commuter Transportation, and a graduate of their emerging leader program.  We are thrilled to welcome her and we look forward to all she will bring to the 50 Corridor!
Road Projects
Capitol SouthEast Corridor Connector Project
The Capital SouthEast Connector Project is a 34-mile expressway through the southern area of Sacramento County into El Dorado County. The expressway would connect Interstate 5 to Highway 50 by enabling drivers to bypass downtown Sacramento. The project is being managed by the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority (JPA) and includes the cities of Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, and Folsom, and El Dorado and Sacramento Counties.  More info

Highway 50 and Zinfandel Drive Interchange Improvements
Construction on Highway 50 and Zinfandel Drive Interchange Improvements began the week of June 17, 2019. The project will add an additional lane on Zinfandel Drive over Highway 50, modify the highway entrance and exit ramps, add bicycle lanes and modify traffic signals. This project is designed to improve operations, alleviate congestion and provide safer routes for drivers, bikers and pedestrians on Zinfandel Drive from White Rock Road to Olson Drive, referred to as the Zinfandel Complex.  Click here for a project map.
The project is anticipated to be completed by March 2020, weather permitting. Project construction will take place Monday-Friday between 8 AM-5 PM, and night work will be incorporated.  

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. 
Trail Projects
Construction has begun on the American River Bike Trail along North Lake Natoma
The Bureau of Reclamation and California State Parks will temporarily close a segment of the American River Bike Trail, also known as the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, beginning Monday, August 19, to remove debris and enhance public safety near the Orangevale Bluffs.


Mile Marker 16.5 Trail Re-Route Complete
Crews have removed all equipment, and the project is 100% complete, ahead of schedule. We hope you enjoy the fresh trail!
The Oak Parkway Trail Undercrossing has reopened.  This new addition to Folsom's recreational trail system tunnels under East Natoma Street near Prison Road to provide a seamless and safe route for pedestrians and cyclists to transition between the Oak Parkway and Johnny Cash Trails. Construction on the Oak Parkway Trail Undercrossing began in October 2018; the project was funded with monies from state and federal grants and the City of Folsom. 

Folsom South Trail Improvements Phase II
Project description - The Folsom South Canal was built in the 1970s as part of the Central Valley Project (CVP). A total of 26.6 miles of the canal were constructed, running roughly north and south from Lake Natoma to approximately 1.3 miles south of Twin Cities Road (SR 104). Paved maintenance roads straddle the canal. Since its construction, the west side maintenance road between Hazel Avenue and Sloughhouse Road, a distance of approximately 14 miles, has also served as a multi-use path. The project will include a pedestrian bridge, asphalt patching and surfacing, pavement markings, and signage.  More info. 
Support Cycling Programs in CA, buy the BIKE PLATE!
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Your purchase of the California Bike Plate will generate grants to promote cycling as a physical activity, fund bike skill development and nutrition education at the elementary school level and create safe places to ride through cycling advocacy.  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  www.ridegotcha.com.
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 new passengers or names for their wait lists:

Vineyard Area to Downtown/West Sacramento
7:30 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

Anatolia Clubhouse to Downtown Sacramento 
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Price to be determined
Contact Ken Dean

Folsom to Downtown Sacramento
 
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