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Issue: #71

September, 2020
The County Needs to Hear From You!
Sacramento County is creating its very first Active Transportation Plan! The Plan will focus on walking, biking, and rolling (strollers, scooters, skateboards etc.). Input from community members (like you!) will help develop this Plan. We hope you will share your experiences, challenges, and vision of walking and biking. At the end of the project, the plan will have a list of project recommendations that will help the County:
  • Solve infrastructure problems for people who walk, bike, and roll
  • Create new routes for people to walk, bike, and roll
  • Make walking and biking easier, safer, and more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities



Utility Box Art Project in Rancho Cordova


 
Sutter Street Weekend Closures in Folsom Extended for Dining and Shopping
Sutter Street will close to motorists weekends through the fall to allow restaurants and merchants in the Historic District to expand and welcome more diners and shoppers outdoors in Historic Folsom. The road closures will take place on the weekends, 2 p.m. Fridays through 7 a.m. Mondays.
The Sutter Street closure will create a walkable outdoor shopping and extended dining area for pedestrians only. 


It's Not Too Late to Be Counted
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.