New STA Director Speaks to Engineering Roundtable
Noting the priority of "Fix It First" for the proposed Measure B sales tax initiative on the November ballot, new Sacramento Transportation Authority Executive Director Jeffrey Spencer assured members of the 50 Corridor Engineering Roundtable last week that funds raised by the sales tax during the first five years would be used to fix pot holes, address complete streets, and strengthen the county's bridges.
El Dorado Transit Service Updates
El Dorado Transit has just updated its Local and Commuter transit schedule.
You can find all the details on the agency's web site. The monthly pass for El Dorado Transit is $180. A combination pass with Sacramento Regional Transit is $210. In addition to the new schedules, you can find a Trip Planner and an app for real time updates on the web site (www.eldoradotransit.com)
Folsom To Downtown Vanpool Update
We have one open seat for the 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Folsom-to-Downtown and four open seats for the 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. vanpool. These are new vanpools so pick-up/drop off locations and times have not been set yet. They will be established according to the needs of the confirmed passengers. If you would like more information on these vanpools, email rebecca@50corridortma. State employees are eligible for subsidies; the driver, if a state employee, is compensated $100 monthly.
Great Effort; Thanks for Every Mile!
2016 May is Bike Month marks the first year we, on the 50 Corridor, have come so close to our 500,000 mile goal - just 9,032 miles short!
We contributed 27% of the region's 1,829,279 miles logged. The region, also, fell just short of its 2-million-mile goal.
Last year, the 50 Corridor contributed 463,909 miles from 2,293 participants.
This year's participants increased to 2,343, with our goal being 2,500.
Thanks to everyone who logged miles. Every mile supports our larger goal to my the 50 Corridor "Bicycle Friendly 50."
Bike Month T-Shirts Still Available
You can pick up a FREE bike month t-shirt by dropping by the Folsom Historic District's newest bike shop, Sutter Street Cruisers, 813 C Sutter Street. Shop hours are Wednesday - Friday, noon - 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. Limit one per person until supply is gone. Limited number of youth shirts, too! (www.sutterstreetcruisers.com)