RT Introduces New “City Ride” Shuttle Service in Citrus Heights

CITRUS HEIGHTS – On Monday, October 29, 2012, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT), in partnership with the City of Citrus Heights, began operation of a new shuttle service for travel in Citrus Heights called “City Ride.” City Ride offers curb-to-curb, “dial-a-ride” service for the general public to and from any destination within the city of Citrus Heights and Mercy San Juan Medical Center on Coyle Avenue in Carmichael. In the near future, RT also plans to offer service to Kaiser Medical Offices on Riverside Avenue in Roseville.

City Ride operates on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 916-556-0258 (during service hours) no earlier than one business day in advance. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular RT Basic and Discount fares apply.

City Ride shuttle buses, which can seat 12 to 14 passengers with space for two wheelchairs, are identifiable by the special vehicle exterior featuring photos of Citrus Heights amenities and destinations.

“Residents of Citrus Heights will benefit from City Ride and other bus service improvements implemented in September as part of TransitRenewal,” Mayor Jeff Slowey, City of Citrus Heights, stated. “The City of Citrus Heights continues to work closely with RT on the implementation of TransitRenewal, RT’s comprehensive operational analysis, which will improve transit service in Citrus Heights and connections throughout the Sacramento region.”

Citrus Heights City Ride is RT’s first collaboration to implement a dial-a-ride type of service for the general public. RT currently contracts with Paratransit, Inc. to provide a similar dial-a-ride service dedicated for individuals with disabilities.

“Citrus Heights City Ride is a great opportunity to offer a brand new transportation option that offers more convenience and flexibility for customers,” Mike Wiley, General Manager/CEO, stated.

For more information about Citrus Heights City Ride, call 916-321-BUSS (2877) or visit www.sacrt.com/citrusheightscityride.