SacRT celebrates 50 years of service with free rides and events throughout April

April 6, 2023
Free rides will be offered every Tuesday during April, with customer appreciation public pop-up events happening across the month.

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is celebrating 50 years of service and is offering free rides in April and hosting a series of events for riders to commemorate the achievement.

The agency recently displayed a new 50th anniversary logo and is now offering free rides every Tuesday during April 2023 on all SacRT fixed-route buses and light-rail trains.

“For 50 years, our dedicated, hard-working employees have kept this region moving by providing the most equitable, accessible and innovative public transportation options,” said SacRT General Manager and CEO Henry Li. “This is a milestone worth celebrating, and we look forward to celebrating with our employees, customers and community.”

 “Regional Transit is building on a legacy created over the last 50 years that will lead us into a cleaner and greener future for Sacramento. We cannot meet our carbon zero goals without the partnership, ingenuity, and dedication of SacRT, and I look forward to them serving our neighborhoods for years to come,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.

In addition, SacRT has launched a specially decorated 50th anniversary edition bus and light-rail train, sponsored by Siemens Mobility and GILLIG, each of which provides an immersive experience for riders. The bus and train feature interior decals with QR codes that connect to stories and videos about SacRT’s history and achievements.

SacRT is also hosting several customer appreciation public pop-up events at light rail stations and transit centers throughout April, where there will be giveaways and prizes.