Unmet Transit Needs


Unmet Transit Needs

Whether you ride daily, occasionally or haven’t tried transit yet, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments is looking for feedback on our area’s bus, dial-a-ride, paratransit and light rail transit services. SACOG accepts transit needs related comments from any area in the counties of Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.

What are your thoughts on local transit service? Would you like to use it for more trips, but don’t because of issues like where it goes, the schedule or cost? Are there places you really need to go but cannot currently? Please give us your thoughts by attending an Unmet Transit Needs meeting or by relaying your comments to SACOG.

The California State Transportation Development Act (TDA) requires the Unmet Transit Needs Process be conducted annually by Regional Transportation Planning Agencies. SACOG is the Regional Transportation Planning Agency for the counties of Sacramento, Yuba, Sutter and Yolo. SACOG staff conducts the Unmet Transit Needs process annually for these four counties. The TDA requires that SACOG make a determination whether there are “unmet transit needs that are reasonable to meet” in the jurisdictions throughout the four counties. The Unmet Transit Needs meetings are scheduled to begin in October.

What is an Unmet Transit Need?

Unmet Transit Needs are defined as Existing transit services or service variants, including services where transfers may be necessary to complete a trip, that are not adequately meeting the identified transportation needs of residents of the SACOG four-county Regional Transportation Planning Area (Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties) who are likely to use public transportation. This includes, but is not limited to: trips for education and training (excluding exclusive school bus transportation), employment, healthcare services, personal business, recreation, and social services.

What is a “Reasonable to Meet” Transit Need?

SACOG adopted a “Reasonable to Meet” standard based on several criteria that analyze how accommodating that transit need will affect the rest of the transit system that it relates to. If it passes the criteria then it is found reasonable to meet and pending the availability of TDA funds changes will be made to accommodate the need.

Note: To arrange for non-English language or sign language interpreters, please call (916) 321-9000 or TDD access (916) 321-9550 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Meetings are accessible to disabled persons.           

Unmet Transit Needs Hearing Schedule

Unmet Transit Needs informational fliers to share:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM

City of Galt City Council Chambers
380 Civic Drive, Galt, CA

Transit Access: SCT/Link General Public Dial-a-Ride, Delta Route, Highway 99 Express and Galt/Sacramento Commuter Express. 

Please note - Spanish Interpretation will be provided.


Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Sacramento Regional Transit Auditorium
1400 29th Street, Sacramento, CA

Transit Access: RT routes 30, 38, 67, 68 and RT Light Rail (Gold Line).  Paratransit, Inc. is available for riders with qualifying disabilities.

Please note - Comments on all Sacramento County transit services will be accepted at this hearing including: e-tran, Folsom Stage Line, Sacramento Regional Transit, South County Transit/Link etc.

SacRT staff will also be in attendance to share information and take input on SacRT Forward, the agency’s planned major redesign of their transit network.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM

City of Elk Grove City Council Chambers
8400 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, CA

Transit Access: e-tran routes 10, 16, 19, 110, 113, 116, and RT Light Rail (Blue Line). e-van is available for those with qualifying disabilities traveling within Elk Grove. Transfers between Paratransit, Inc. and e-van are available for those with qualifying disabilities traveling from outside Elk Grove.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Yuba County Government Center, Wheatland Room
915 8th Street, Marysville, CA

Transit Access: Yuba-Sutter Transit Routes 1 and 4.  Yuba-Sutter Transit Dial-a-Ride service is available for riders with qualifying disabilities or seniors (65+).


Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Yolo County Transportation District – Board Room
350 Industrial Way, Woodland, CA

Transit Access: Yolobus routes 42A, 42B, 211, and 212. Yolobus Special is available for riders traveling within Yolo County that have qualifying disabilities.


Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 9:30 AM

SACOG – Board Room
1415 L Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA

Transit Access: Sacramento RT bus routes 30 & 62 and light rail Blue Line, Yolobus routes 42A and 42B, Yuba-Sutter Transit Midday Express, and the SCT/Link Galt-Sacramento Commuter Express. Paratransit, Inc. is available for riders in the Sacramento RT District with qualifying disabilities. Yolobus Special is available for riders traveling from Yolo County that have qualifying disabilities.  Go to www.sacregion511.org/transit/ for more information.

*To arrange for non-English language or sign language interpretation, please call (916) 321-9000 or TDD access (916) 321-9550 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.  Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities.

Send or Phone/Text in Comments

Please be as specific as possible on time and location for any transit need(s) you believe are unmet:


Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Attn: Unmet Transit Needs
1415 L Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814




(916) 587-1415
TDD access (916) 321-9550

Comments for Unmet Transit Needs

SACOG welcomes your comments regarding an unmet transit need.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara VaughanBechtold or Caroline Payne at 916-321-9000.

Please provide us with the information below. Please be as specific as possible in your comments including time and route of service improvement.

Por favor, provea la siguiente información. Por favor sea lo más específico posible en sus comentarios sobre mejoramientos de servicio incluyendo la hora y ruta.

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