Public Transportation Access and Connectivity

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Connect Card

A consortium composed of SACOG and local public transit agencies is working to implement an electronic transit fare payment system called the Connect Card. Connect Cards will make fare payment and transfers easy across nine different systems: Regional Transit, e-tran, El Dorado Transit, Folsom Stage Line, Placer County Transit, Roseville Transit, South County Transit Link, Yolobus, and Yuba-Sutter Transit.

Multimodal and Last Mile Connections to Transit

This Caltrans funded effort will assess the feasibility of extending the Connect Card to electric vehicle charging stations at transit stations, bike share rentals near transit, and other potential modes, to provide seamless transitions and “last mile” connections to encourage transit use.

Connectivity Study of Transportation Services to Improve Health Care Access

Funded through a Caltrans grant, this regional study implements a recommendation of SACOG’s 2011 Lifeline Transit Study to identify and analyze needs and alternatives to improve transportation access to health and mental health care. As part of this project, SACOG staff will be working with Valley Vision and four large hospital systems to help identify and address transportation access issues.

Downtown/Riverfront Streetcar Project

This cooperative effort among SACOG, the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento, the Sacramento Regional Transit District and Yolo County Transportation District is planning and implementing an initial 3.3 mile Streetcar route linking West Sacramento, downtown Sacramento and Midtown.

Transportation Strategies to Address Food Deserts

Through SGC grant funding, SACOG will work with affected jurisdictions and stakeholders on transportation and other strategies to address access to healthy foods and food deserts identified in disadvantaged communities.

Rural Ride-Sharing Alternatives Study

Through a Caltrans discretionary planning grant, SACOG staff will spearhead a study of ridesharing alternatives to serve seniors, persons with disabilities, and low-income families living in very rural portions of the region where public transit is costly, limited and/or non-existent.