Sacramento Regional Transit and City partner to offer free rides to weather-respite location on Auburn Boulevard

Sacramento Regional Transit and the City of Sacramento have partnered to provide free rides to and from the Outreach and Engagement Center (3615 Auburn Blvd.), where the City currently is operating a warming center.

The SacRT ride-free flyer program will operate Friday, Dec. 2 through Thursday, Dec. 8 and aligns with the City’s forecasted activation of weather-respite operations at the Outreach and Engagement Center.

The program, which uses RT’s bus Route 1, is available from 7 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m. and from approximately 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. It also allows people to use RT light rail for free to get to the Watt/I-80 station, which connects to bus Route 1.

To ride free to and from the center, people must present a copy of the flyer (see below) or show the flyer on a mobile device. RT also will have flyers available on the buses for people.

“We really appreciate SacRT’s help as we work together to support unsheltered residents during this stretch of cold and wet weather,” said Nick Golling, homeless services manager for the City’s Department of Community Response. “DCR outreach teams currently are out in the community, sharing information about the ride-free program and passing out flyers people who may be interested in going to the Outreach and Engagement Center for the night.”

Please visit for RT trip times and maps or call 916-321-BUSS (2877) to check schedules.

The City of Sacramento this week extended weather-respite operations at both its Outreach and Engagement Center and the North Fifth Street Shelter (700 North Fifth St.) through Dec. 8, as the region faces a continued period of rain and cold temperatures.

Both locations are open for short-term weather respite from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and accept walk-ups.

In addition, the County of Sacramento has activated its DHA Annex (1725 28th St.) as a warming center. It is open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Dec. 8.

For information about warming center locations in the Sacramento area, please call 2-1-1.

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