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RT Announces Opening Date of Blue Line to Cosumnes River College Light Rail Extension

 

CONTACT: Alane Masui Monday, July 27, 2015
PHONE: 916-556-0121 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) has announced the opening date of the new Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light rail extension. Mike Wiley, General Manager/CEO, announced today that the new line will open ahead of schedule and under budget on Monday, August 24, 2015.

The Blue Line to CRC will open earlier than the original September 2015 date to coincide with the start of the fall semester for Cosumnes River College and the Los Rios Community College District campuses.

The Blue Line to CRC will extend light rail 4.3 miles from the current terminus at Meadowview Road to Cosumnes River College in south Sacramento, and will feature four new stations (Morrison Creek, Franklin, Center Parkway and Cosumnes River College); over 2,700 park-and-ride spaces; two pedestrian bridges connecting neighborhoods to light rail; and a bus/light rail transit center at CRC. The Morrison Creek light rail station will open in 2017 when future development occurs in the area.

To commemorate the opening, RT has planned two public celebrations. On Sunday, August 23, RT will host a pre-opening community celebration at Cosumnes River College (east entrance at Bruceville Road) from noon to 5 p.m. Attendees will be treated to live entertainment, food trucks, community booths, kidsí activities, prize drawings and giveaways. RT will offer attendees preview train rides to tour the new light rail stations.

On Monday, August 24, RT will host the official grand opening ceremony at Cosumnes River College (east entrance at Bruceville Road) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to welcome the arrival of the celebratory train. Attendees will be treated to refreshments and giveaways.

For more information, visit the project website at blueline2crc.com.

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