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RT Launches "Ride Transit October"

During the month of October, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) is conducting outreach activities and promotions to show appreciation for its current riders and to encourage new riders to discover the benefits of taking transit. The month-long campaign is called “Ride Transit October.”

RT activities will feature "Fun Fridays" at the Customer Service and Sales Center located at 1225 R Street, where customers can take a spin on the prize wheel with purchase; "Ride with the GM" promotion, when Mike Wiley, RT General Manager/CEO, who regularly rides the system, will ride buses and light rail trains to interact personally with passengers; and "Customer Appreciation Days" when RT staff will greet customers at the locations listed below to show appreciation for riding:

List of activities below:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Watt/I-80 and Arden/Del Paso light rail stations

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Glenn and Florin light rail stations

Thursday, October 20, 2011

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – 8th & O and 16th Street light rail stations

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Arden Fair Transit Center

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Watt/Manlove light rail station

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Florin Mall Transit Center

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Mather Field/Mills light rail station

Thursday, October 27, 2011

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Sunrise Mall Transit Center

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – University/65th Street light rail station

"Although RT has experienced unprecedented fiscal challenges the last couple of years, we want to thank the public for their continued support as we continue the quest for comprehensive and quality service that makes public transit a real transportation choice for residents of the Sacramento region," Wiley said.

Check the RT website at throughout October for a complete calendar of events.

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