New phase of ongoing construction necessitates bus route changes


Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

As part of the ongoing construction to expand the Regional Transit Blue Line Light Rail train to Cosumnes River College, the bus stop on the Bruceville side of campus has been shut-down and relocated.

A new transit center has been located on the Calvine side of campus, near the cafeteria and book store, where it will remain until August.

Construction shut down the Bruceville Road entrance in early January as RT worked on extending the tracks across the entrance towards the parking garage, which was completed last summer in conjunction with CRC and taxpayers.

The new transit center will remain in service till August as RT said that intermittent work will continue on the east entrance, the Bruceville side, until then.

As part of the Blue Line project, CRC will become a transit center with easier connections to Downtown Sacramento and sister school, Sacramento City College, among other places. CRC’s eventual transit center will contain eight bus berths as well as a sky bridge over the east entrance connecting the parking garage and the transit center, according to RT’s Blue Line website.

Completed in the summer of 2013, the five-level parking structure provides 2,016 parking spaces and includes solar photovoltaic panels on the roof along with electric vehicle charging stations. The pedestrian sky bridge will connect the third level of the structure to the transit center.

Patrons of the train will be allowed to park anywhere on campus, including the structure, as long as they pay for a parking pass daily, according to the RT website.

The future transit center will open in summer fall of 2014, with the train scheduled to begin service in 2015.