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Transportation agencies seek to ease impact of ‘Fix 50’ project in Sacramento

Published: Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 - 11:05 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014 - 6:13 am

State and local road officials are suggesting commuters in the central Sacramento region consider alternative modes of travel between April 22 and June 25 when a major rehabilitation project will be underway on the W-X section of Highway 50 downtown. Some eastbound freeway lanes will be closed April 22 to May 21. Some westbound lanes will be closed May 27 to June 25. Here is a list of the region’s main transit agencies:

Sacramento Regional Transit

Service: Operates light-rail trains and buses through most of Sacramento County.

Closure plans: Increased bus, rail service. Will post details on its website next week.

For info: www.sacrt.com

Phone: (916) 321-BUSS (2877)

Yolobus

Service: Operates buses in Yolo County, and commuter buses to downtown Sacramento.

Closure plans: Potential added bus service, including to Davis Amtrak station; limited subsidized Capitol Corridor tickets; free rides for people with Unitrans tickets; added Paratransit trips into Sacramento.

For info: www.yolobus.com

Phone: (530) 666-2877, (916) 371-2877

Capitol Corridor

Service: Operates intercity trains and buses; station stops include Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, Davis.

Closure plans: Officials say trains have capacity for additional riders; possible discount ticket program with Yolobus at Davis station.

For info: www.capitolcorridor.org

Phone: (877) 974-3322)

Elk Grove e-Tran

Service: Operates buses in Elk Grove, and commuter buses to downtown Sacramento.

Closure plans: Recommending riders take e-tran bus No. 156 to Meadowview light-rail station. Offers mobile device rider alerts.

For info: www.e-tran.org

Phone: (916) 683-8726

El Dorado Transit

Service: Operates buses in western El Dorado County, and commuter buses to downtown Sacramento.

Closure plans: Back-up buses will be ready for early morning runs, if need be. Offers email, Facebook and Twitter alerts.

For info: www.eldoradotransit.com

Phone: (530) 642-5383

Yuba-Sutter Transit

Service: Operates commuter buses to downtown Sacramento.

Closure plans: No operational changes expected.

For info: http://www.yubasuttertransit.com

Phone: (530) 742-2877

Placer County Transit

Service: Operates buses to the Watt/I-80 light rail station in Sacramento.

For info: www.placer.ca.gov/transit

Sacramento Commuter Club

Service: Offers ride-sharing and van-pooling connections.

For info: www.sacregioncommuterclub.org

Sacramento Region 511

Service: smart phone traffic app, transit planning guide, traffic tweets.

For info: www.sacregion511.org

– Tony Bizjak



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