SacRT Offers Free Ride Days to Students and Seniors!

Sacramento Region, CA  |  Source: SacRT Media

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG) - The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) will be holding several free ride days during the month of August to encourage students, seniors and persons with disabilities to try transit.

SacRT is offering free rides on the first day of school to thousands of students who will be heading back into the classroom this month.

“We want to encourage our students to take public transportation to school whenever possible,” said SacRT General Manager/CEO Henry Li. “We hope the free ride days will motivate students to try transit and become new riders.”

For seniors and persons with disabilities, in honor of National Senior Citizens Day, on Monday, August 21, SacRT will be offering free rides for seniors and persons with disabilities.

“Mobility is important for everyone in our community, especially seniors and persons with disabilities who may have limited transportation options,” said Andy Morin, SacRT Board Chair and Mayor, City of Folsom. “Free ride days provide a great opportunity to show new riders that SacRT buses and light rail trains are a safe, clean and convenient way to travel.”

Students should use the following schedule to determine their free ride day: Twin Rivers – Tuesday, August 8; Natomas – Wednesday, August 9; Elk Grove – Thursday, August 10; Folsom Cordova – Thursday, August 10; San Juan – Thursday, August 10; Sacramento City – Thursday, August 31.

In order to ride free, students, seniors, and persons with disabilities must present an acceptable ID, as specified in SacRT's adopted Fare Structure, when boarding buses, and have ready to show transit agents when riding trains. For students age 13 or younger, an adult may affirm age in lieu of an ID.

SacRT operates approximately 69 bus routes and 43 miles of light rail throughout Sacramento County, including the cities of Citrus Heights, Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove. Sacramento buses and light rail trains operate 365 days a year. SacRT's entire bus and light rail system is accessible to the disabled community. ADA services are provided under contract with Paratransit, Inc.

 

Source: SacRT Media