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1 Public Transit in Sacramento
Jeffrey Damon, AICP Director, Long Range Planning Sacramento Regional Transit District May 4, 2015

2 Regional Overview What is “Transit” in Sacramento?
Bus Service: RT, Amador Transit, El Dorado Transit, e-tran, Folsom Stage Line, Placer County Transit, Placer Co., Roseville Transit, San Joaquin Regional Transit, South County Transit, UniTrans, Yolobus and Yuba-Sutter Transit Light Rail: Blue Line, Gold Line and Green Line Paratransit Service: ADA and medical Commuter Rail: Capitol Corridor Intercity Rail: Amtrak and San Joaquins In the SACOG region, transit accounts for about 1.2 percent of all trips and 2.6 percent of commute trips (not including paratransit services)

3 15 million 26 million 103 million 42 million 239 million 85 million
Population & Unlinked Transit Trips Sacramento million Tampa 1.3 million 15 million 26 million Portland 1.4 million Salt Lake City 1.8 million Population in the primary transit agency service area. Source for US transit agencies unlinked trips statistics American Public Transit Association, 2014 Public Transportation Fact Book, “Appendix B: Transit Agency and Urbanized Area Operating Statistics” 103 million 42 million Vancouver 2.5 million San Diego 3.2 million 239 million 85 million Chris Collacot Aaron Chang

4 Sacramento Regional Transit District
1800’s: Horse Drawn : PG&E Trolleys : Sacramento City Lines Operates Streetcars and Buses : Sacramento Transit Authority Operates Buses (only) 1973: Sacramento Regional Transit District Established 1987: Light Rail Service Starts (18.3 Miles) 1998: Extend Gold Line to Mather Field/Mills 2003: South Line Phase 1(to Meadowview) Light Rail Extension Opens (6.3 miles) 2004: Entire Bus Fleet CNG-Powered 2005: Extend Gold Line to Folsom (10.7 Miles) 2006: Extend Gold Line to Sacramento Valley Station (0.5 Miles) 2012: Green Line to the River District Light Rail Extension Opens (1.1 Miles) 2015: Blue Line to Cosumnes River College Light Rail Extension to Open 2018: Downtown/Riverfront Streetcar to Open ????: Green Line to the Airport to Open

5 RT Operations & Fares Operations:
69 Fixed Routes and One General Public Dial-a-Ride 418 Square-Mile Service Area 27.8 Million Annual Passenger Trips 3,100 Bus Stops 212 CNG Standard Buses 38.6 Miles of Light Rail 50 Light Rail Stations 15/30 Minute Headways - 97 Light Rail Vehicles (76 Active) Fares: - Basic Single Ride: $2.50 (16% of Users) - Basic Daily Pass: $6 (23% of Users) - Basic Monthly Pass: $100 (29% of Users) - Discount Tickets/Passes/Other: Varies (32%)

6 Average Weekday Ridership: 91.4K
48.5K on Buses /\ 42.9K on Rail \/ Fare Recovery Ratio – 23 Percent \/ Cost/Pax: $6.51(Bus) & $4.62 (Light Rail)


8 Summary of Funding Funding Source FY 2015 Operating ($M)
FY 2016 Capital ($M) Fares $28.8 $0 Other Operating Rev & Other Revenues 10.4 3.0 Local and State Assistance 77.6 23.1 Federal Assistance 30.2 9.0 System Expansion Fleet $23.1 7.5 Infrastructure Security Other 0.04 1.5 Total Total $146.9 mil $35.14 mil

9 What Role Does Transit Play in the Sacramento Region?
Transit accounts for about 1.2 percent of all trips and 2.6 percent of commute trips Sacramento region faces on-going air quality challenges A one percent increase in transit usage equals a 5 percent decrease in commute congestion Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Race, Color, National Origin, Gender, Age, Disability, Income) Environmental Justice – 1994 Executive Order #12898 (Minority and Low Income Communities)

10 Future of Transit in Sacramento

11 Future Light Rail Extensions?
Green Line to the Airport


13 Thank You!
Questions? Thank You!

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