Short Range Transit Plans


Short Range Transit Plans and Other Special Projects

The Federal Transit Administration requires that any transit agency receiving federal funds directly must have a current Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP).  Likewise, SACOG, as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency, requires that any transit agency receiving State Transportation Development Act Funds must have a current SRTP. A Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) is the document that generally plans out transit services and operations. The SRTP planning period is generally five years, but SRTPs may cover a longer period, typically seven to 10 years. Through the SRTP update process, the transit system, fleet needs, capital and operating costs and revenues, and new transit services or projects are assessed, and recommendations made. Links to current SRTPs for the region’s transit operators are below.

SACOG assists the regional transit operators in obtaining funds to complete SRTPs, Long Range Transit Plans (LRTPs), Comprehensive Operational Analyses, etc. SACOG staff also carries out special projects to assist the region’s transit operators as the need arises. Two current projects are implementation of the Connect Card universal tranist fare card and Connectivity Study.


Volunteer Drive Guide

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) received a Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant to assess opportunities for alternatives and improvements to existing public transportation services for seniors, persons with disabilities, and low-income residents in more rural communities in El Dorado, Sutter, and Yuba Counties, where fixed-route and demand response transit may be more limited and service is costly to provide.

Use of volunteers is one way to expand community transportation options. The Sacramento area has a number of volunteer transportation programs, but programs are not widespread across the region.

To help and encourage more communities to consider developing volunteer transportation programs to fill the gap, this guide synthesizes a range of information on volunteer transportation programs. It provides general guidance; a variety of program examples within and outside the Sacramento region; things to consider in planning a program; and links to more resources.

Filling the Gap: Volunteer Transportation Programs

Please check back periodically for new SRTPs, LRTPs, COAs and updates on special projects. 


Connect Card

SACOG is working with eight of the region’s transit operators to implement a regional electronic transit fare system that will allow riders to use a single fare card across participating regional transit operators.