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)
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
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
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