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SacRT secures USD33 million to modernise transit system, US [free access]

April 22, 2021

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) has secured over USD33 million in project funding from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG).

 

Of the total USD33 million, USD22 million will be used to accelerate the Light Rail Modernisation Project, which includes adding passing track at the Folsom area stations; this measure is expected to allow trains to operate every 15 minutes between the Sunrise Station and the end of the line at the Historic Folsom Station. USD5 million will be used to support CNG tank and bus replacements, which includes replacing 61 CNG buses and re-tanking 30 CNG buses. USD4.5 million will be used to further extend the Sacramento Valley Station Loop Stations Project, which includes a 0.9 km improvement of SacRT’s light-rail system from SVS to the 7th & Richards/Township 9 Station. USD1.6 million will be used to complete the funding needed to improve bicycle, pedestrian, and bus access from the Watt Avenue Station Plaza (on the west side of Watt Avenue) to the Watt/I-80 Station.