Three SmaRT Ride Zones Expanding Monday, April 5Apr 08, 2021 12:00AM ● By By Jessica Gonzales, Sacramento Regional Transit
SmaRT Ride customers can download the free SacRt SmaRT Ride App, which is available at Google Play and the App Store. Photo: SacRT
SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) – The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is expanding three SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit shuttle zones starting on Monday, April 5. The expansions will better serve residents of Arden, Carmichael, Folsom, Natomas and North Sacramento. With these new SmaRT Ride zone enhancements, SacRT will have eight SmaRT Ride zones, making it one of the largest mictrotransit services in the country operating with 45 shuttles, nine of which are electric-battery powered.
SmaRT Ride is SacRT’s on-demand ride-share shuttle service where customers can use a smartphone app to request a ride that will pick up and drop them off within the service zone boundaries. The SmaRT Ride zone enhancements include:
Arden-Carmichael Zone - The Arden-Arcade zone will merge with the Carmichael zone creating the new Arden-Carmichael zone, which will add stops to Kaiser Morse and American River College.
Folsom Zone - The Folsom zone will expand to serve the developing community of Folsom Ranch, south of Highway 50.
Natomas-North Sacramento Zone - The North Sacramento zone will expand further into Natomas serving Arena Boulevard shops, Garden Highway, River Oaks, Gateway Oaks, the University Technical Institute and North Natomas Regional Park. This will become the new Natomas-North Sacramento zone.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, SmaRT Ride continues to be a lifeline for essential workers and community members getting to essential services. SmaRT Ride has provided more than 130,000 trips since March 2020. The five other SmaRT Ride service zones include Citrus Heights-Antelope-Orangevale, Downtown-Midtown-East Sacramento, Franklin-South Sacramento, Gerber-Calvine and Rancho Cordova.
SmaRT Ride customers can download the free SacRT SmaRT Ride app, which is available at Google Play and the App Store. Rides can also be requested by calling 916-556-0100 or by going online to ondemand.sacrt.com; however, trip requests must be made on the same day.
SmaRT Ride service is only available to travel within each designated service zone. SmaRT Ride shuttles cannot travel outside the service boundaries.
As a reminder, a mask or face covering is required on transit at all times. More information on SacRT’s COVID-19 safety precautions is available at sacrt.com/covid19. Visit sacrt.com/smartride for details on how to request a ride and view the new zone maps.