Sacramento Regional Transit's draft TransitRenewal 2012-2017 Sevice Implementation for TransitAction has been added to the Research Center best practices database. The document aims to position the transit district's network to sustainably meet future transit demand within its service area.
As staff explained in an April 9, 2012, board agenda document, "RT entered the TransitRenewal process with a general strategy to develop a strong core transit network and replace the service hours cut in the June 2010 service reduction through a sustainable approach to service planning. The project has a five-year time frame starting in September 2012 and ending in 2017. A key element in the network development was a focus on projected revenues and cost efficiency. The recommendations of TransitRenewal were planned within the available revenues as projected for the five year implementation time frame. In order to maintain an efficient network, the TransitRenewal strategies also propose performance goals and a monitoring system aimed at keeping the network sustainable over time."
The elements of the proposed network include:
- A longer service span on bus and rail at night and on weekends
- A spontaneous route network of 15 minutes or less on highly performing routes
- Increased frequency of 30 minutes or less on other well patronized routes
- A weekend bus network
- Streamlined, more direct routes to reduce travel time
- Additional service in areas of unmet need
- Reinvested service hours from underperforming routes