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Students Ride Free

We work every year to sustain program funding at SacRT that gives students and families greater opportunities and access to public transit! RydeFreeRT waives youth fares on bus, light rail, and SmaRT Ride microtransit service across SacRT’s service area, which includes the cities of Sacramento, Folsom, Citrus Heights, and Rancho Cordova and parts of Sacramento County. Approximately 220,000 students in grades TK through 12, home-schooled students, and foster and homeless youth are all eligible.

This innovative program:

  • Eliminates obstacles for youth to getting to and from school, internships, and other enrichment activities

  • Provides equitable investment in receiving a good education

  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion

  • Improves school attendance

  • Expands awareness and value of public transit

SacRT has partnered with the City of Sacramento and other cities and school districts within our service area to offer free fare for students in grades TK through 12 to ride SacRT bus and light rail vehicles. All students within SacRT’s service boundaries are eligible for the RydeFreeRT program. For more information, see SacRT's website.

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