Sacramento kids will ride free on RydeFreeRT for at least another year

  • Date: 06/12/2024

Sacramento students will ride free on Regional Transit for at least another year after the City Council approved a cost-sharing plan to keep the popular RydeFreeRT program in next year’s budget.

Sacramento City Council passed a $1.6 billion budget on Tuesday that tackled the city’s $66 million deficit and managed to keep RydeFreeRT on track. Sacramento parents, students, teachers and advocates had worried for weeks about what an end to the program would mean for thousands of students who rely on the free transit passes to get to and from classes, jobs and more.

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