Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sacramento RTD approves budget cutbacks

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The Sacramento Regional Transit District’s Board of Directors board voted Monday to reduce bus and light rail service 22% in an effort to fill an $11 million budget gap. RTD avoided any substantial reduction in security services.

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RTD approved a plan to eliminate 28 of its 91 weekday bus routes (about 31% of the total), with other bus routes running on reduced frequency and/or discontinued on weekends.  Service starts on both bus and light rail schedules will end after 9 p.m., though service already en route at that hour will continue to operate until completion.  

The service reductions will begin June 20.