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Issue: #70

August, 2020


Dining Takes the Streets

As COVID-19 continues to threaten public health, restaurants along the 50 Corridor have moved dining outdoors, reclaiming space usually reserved for vehicle parking. Sutter Street in Folsom closed to motorists on August 14 - 17 and will again on August 21 - 24, 2 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday. The Sutter Street closure creates a walkable outdoor shopping and extended dining area for pedestrians only, featuring spacious seating and ambient lighting. In Rancho Cordova, restaurants that have outdoor dining include 

Apple Hill Bracing For Extreme Traffic

As harvest season approaches, El Dorado County is bracing for the possibility of unprecedented traffic on Highway 50. Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, folks are eager to get outside, as demonstrated this summer by the mass influx of hikers and campers to the foothills. If you're planning on heading "up the hill," consider riding with others in your "quarantine bubble," or pack up your bike, park your car at a park and ride, and ride your bike the rest of the way to your destination. 
 











Wayfinding Sign Project Complete


The second phase of the Wayfinding Sign project in Rancho Cordova is complete. This phase of the project included the installation of wayfinding signs south of Highway 50 at local parks, schools, City Hall, the MACC, and more.

It's Not Too Late to Be Counted- Fill Out The Census Today!
Why does the census matter? The results determine allocation of public funding for things like emergency services, community health services, and transportation! Take ten minutes to fill out the census today!  


SacRT News
Service Recovery Plan
Effective Sunday, August 30, 2020, SacRT will begin the implementation of its service recovery plan to restore service levels to approximately 100% pre-COVID-19, including light rail (Blue and Gold lines), bus (routes 1 through 93) all peak-only/express (routes 102, 106, 107, 109, 113, 129, 134, 161 and 193), Folsom Stage Line (routes 10F, 20F and 30F), and some destination routes including the Airport Express (route 142) and Rancho CordoVan (routes 175, 176 and 177). JIBE Express (routes 171, 174, 180 and 182) was reconfigured in July discontinuing routes 170 and 172 and adding new routes 180 and 182. SacRT is also making some adjustments to several bus routes to improve on-time performance. SacRT and Yolobus will continue to monitor ridership on the Causeway Connection (route 138) and may add additional trips in late September.
 
SacRT's service recovery plan is an integral part of supporting the region as it reopens by adding more service to ensure people can safely travel to essential destinations. Similar to other businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic may have an impact on SacRT employees (i.e., school and childcare predicaments, and health related matters) possibly resulting in manpower shortages, which may cause temporary service adjustments with little or no notice.
 
SacRT encourages customers to check their bus arrival times in advance by using the RT Tracker (real-time bus information) available at m.sacrt.com and check the Service Alerts page at sacrt.com/alerts. Please know that SacRT is doing everything possible to keep its employees and customers safe and healthy to ensure minimal impacts to service during these unpredictable times. To learn more about SacRT's best safety practices and other prevention guidance, visit sacrt.com/covid-19.

Wearing is Caring- Free Masks


To help promote the use of face coverings and non-medical masks, SacRT volunteers have been distributing free masks to customers at various light rail stations and transit centers. The volunteers are part of the Californians for All campaign, which was created by Governor Newsom to engage Californians in service, volunteering and civic action to tackle our State's most pressing challenges while mobilizing all Californians to volunteer and serve in their communities.
In addition, SacRT will continue to hand out free masks at the Customer Service and Sales Center and onboard buses and light rail trains. The masks were donated to SacRT by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Transportation Administration.

If a customer refuses to wear a mask or face covering, they will not be permitted to board and will be denied service. Children age two and under, and any person with a medical, mental health, or developmental disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering are exempt.