LIVE VIDEO: News10 Mornings at 5 a.m.    Watch
 

Sacramento Regional Transit announces deep service cuts

1:59 PM, Jun 17, 2010   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento Regional Transit on Thursday announced the deepest service cuts in the agency's history to meet a $25 million budget shortfall.

Service will be reduced or eliminated on 39 of the 91 bus routes, and late night light rail service will be discontinued.  The changes take effect on Sunday.

"It's been well publicized that RT is faced with the biggest operating deficit in our history," RT General Manager Mike Wiley said in a written statement.

Wiley said RT has implemented a number of measures to balance the budget, including fare increases and and pay freezes.  By September, RT will have reduced its workforce through layoffs and retirement by about 180 employees.

RT said the service reductions and other cost-cutting measures, combined with about $11.1 million in state transit assistance funds expected to be restored next year will balance the budget for fiscal year 2011.

RT announced the following reductions in service:

Discontinued Routes

Weekdays:  4, 8, 9, 10, 18, 20, 36, 50E, 63, 73, 83, 89, 94, 95, 100, 101, 102, 104, 106, 107, 141, 142, 200, 201, 251 and 261

Saturdays:  5, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 24, 28, 54, 61, 65, 74 and 143

Sundays:  8, 13, 14 and 22

 

Discontinued Service After 9 p.m.

Weekdays:  Light Rail (Blue Line and Gold Line), 1, 13, 14, 15, 21, 23, 30, 38, 51, 56, 61, 62, 67, 68, 72, 80, 81, 82, 86, 87, 88 and 93

Saturdays:  Light Rail (Blue Line and Gold Line), 1, 15, 21, 22, 23, 30, 51, 56, 67, 68, 81 and 88

Sundays:  Light Rail (Blue Line and Gold Line), 1, 15, 21, 51, 56, 67, 68, 81 and 88

Service Frequency Changes

Weekdays:  1, 2, 6, 34, 38 and 61

Saturdays:  Light Rail (Blue Line and Gold Line), 1, 30, 51 and 81

Sundays:  Light Rail (Blue Line and Gold Line), 23, 30, 56 and 81

Minor Schedule Changes

Weekdays:  74 and 75

Saturdays:  55

Route and Schedule Changes

Weekdays:  28

 

by George Warren, GWarren@news10.net

 

News10/KXTV

Most Watched Videos