Consumnes River College & RT To Dedicate New Parking Garage

CRC Parking StructureSACRAMENTO – Cosumnes River College and the Sacramento Regional Transit District will have the dedication ceremony for the new CRC/RT Parking Structure, Friday, June 7.

The ceremony, in the makings since November 2011, starts at 10:00 a.m., at Cosumnes River College’s (CRC) Bruceville Entrance at the Northwest Tower.

Featured speakers at the event will include Mike Wiley (RT General Manager), Bonnie Pannell (City Councilmember), Don Nottoli (County Board Supervisor), and U.S. Congresswoman Doris O. Matsu.

The $31.5 million five-level, four-story parking structure consists of 2,000 spaces that will service both students of CRC and RT Light Rail passengers of the Blue Line.

The Blue Line Light Rail extension project is scheduled to open in late 2015. Security cameras were installed at the parking structure to help provide a secure and safety environment for students and commuters.

The CRC/RT parking structure will mark the second destination to service an higher education institution in South Sacramento. Sacramento City College was the first to land an isolated RT Light Rail line.

The Blue Line to CRC project will add four new light rail stations (Morrison Creek, Franklin, Center Parkway and Cosumnes River College), 2,700 park-and-ride spaces as well as the major new transit center at the Cosumnes River College Station.

The Sacramento Regional Transit District started construction last May of two light rail bridges over Cosumnes River Boulevard and Morrison Creek in preparation of the future Blue Line to Cosumnes River College light rail extension project.

The total estimation for the extension project is around $280 million and has brought in many need jobs in the Sacramento region. RT administrators said the project should provide an attractive alternative to driving.

Cosumnes River College is located at 8401 Center Parkway, For more information about the CRC/RT Parking Structure Dedication Ceremony, call (916) 556-0118 or (916) 691-7199.