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SacRT Ryde Free Program for Students Extended through Sept. 30

San Juan Unified TK through 12* students who live or go to school within SacRT service boundaries are eligible for the RydeFreeRT program, which has been extended through Sept. 30, 2021.

All a student needs to ride for free is a school ID card or a RydeFreeRT card. A sticker is not required to ride. Student ID cards from 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 are accepted.

Ryde Free Cards are available from several local libraries: Arden-Dimick, Arcade, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Sylvan Oaks. Visit for hours of operation. Students can also visit SacRT’s Customer Service and Sales Center located at 1225 R Street in Sacramento (currently open limited hours; please call in advance at (916) 557-4685).

RydeFreeRT is valid on all SacRT buses, light rail, and SmaRT Ride microtransit service within SacRT service areas.


For more information visit or call (916) 979-9794. Student ID card availability varies for 2020-2021. Contact your school site for more information.


For the SmaRT Ride app go to  areas of service are below  List of Routes serving SJUSD schools.


Students and Families can also use Sac RT’s Trip Planner at  or go to


*Note: The RydeFreeRT program does not apply to those over 18 years old that are pursuing their GED.


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