Free Rides on Sac RT Holiday Bus

Free Rides on Sac RT Holiday Bus
December 13, 2016 Laura Fickle




The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) will spread some holiday cheer by offering free rides on RT’s annual Holiday Bus. As a thank you to riders, the festive 40-foot Holiday Bus will travel on a different route each day (see schedule below) from December 1 through January 2, 2017.


In lieu of fare, passengers will have the opportunity to place a monetary (cash and checks accepted) donation in the farebox. All donations will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, a hospital committed to providing the finest care for children with orthopedic problems, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, gastrointestinal disorders, and other complex surgical needs. All care is provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay.


“We are proud to continue the festive Holiday Bus and RT’s tradition of saying thanks to our riders, and at the same time, assist an important local charity,” said Henry Li, RT General Manager/CEO. “There’s no question, Shriners changes lives not only during the holiday season but all year long.” 


“Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to ensuring that all children benefit from exceptional care, research and innovation,” said Margaret Bryan, hospital Administrator and CEO. “Our care is supported by donations from people from all walks of life. We are extremely grateful to Regional Transit and our kind and generous community for making a positive difference in the lives of children served by Shriners Hospital.”

For a list of detours, click on the “Bus and Light Rail Service Alert” link at or call 916-321-BUSS (2877). Light rail service will not be affected.

2016 Holiday Bus Schedule:


Date             Day        Route
Dec. 13
       Tue         22
Dec. 14
       Wed        23
Dec. 15
       Thu         24
Dec. 16
       Fri           25
Dec. 17
       Sat         82
Dec. 18
       Sun        81
Dec. 19
       Mon       26
Dec. 20
       Tue        28
Dec. 21
       Wed       30
Dec. 22
       Thu        34
Dec. 23
       Fri          38
Dec. 24
       Sat         80
Dec. 25
       Sun        72, 75
Dec. 26
       Mon       67, 68
Dec. 27
       Tue        54
Dec. 28
       Wed       61
Dec. 29
       Thu        65
Dec. 30
       Fri          74
Dec. 31
       Sat         11, 62
Jan. 1
          Sun       55, 56
Jan. 2
          Mon       51


About Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT)

RT operates approximately 69 fixed routes and 43 miles of light rail that covers a 418 square-mile service area. Buses and light rail trains operate 365 days a year. RT’s entire bus and light rail system is accessible to the disabled community.