South Placer Transit Information Center Wins Regional Project of the Year

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) awarded the South Placer Transit Information Center with 2013 Regional Project of the Year as part of SACOG Salutes.

South Placer Transit Information Center serves more than 345,000 residents by providing transit information, customer service, and trip planning for Local fixed-route, Commuter, and Dial-A-Ride services for five transit agencies through one phone number, (916) or (530) 745-7560. Transit information for Roseville Transit, Placer County Transit, Auburn Transit, Lincoln Transit, and Health Express can also be accessed through a website portal, www.sptransitinfo.org. The single point of contact makes it easier for customers seeking public transportation information.

"We are excited this unique and innovative project continues to meet an important regional transit need and provides a high-quality customer service experience in a cost-effective way," said City of Roseville Vice Mayor Carol Garcia at the December 12 awards ceremony.

Transit information and assistance is available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and translation is available in more than 100 languages. Prior to the May 2011 establishment of South Placer Transit Information, passengers contacted transit providers individually when inquiring about traveling through more than one bus service area. The City of Roseville played a key role in the development of the South Placer Transit Information Center and operates it in cooperation with MV Transportation, the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, and area transit providers.

SACOG provides transportation planning and funding for the six-county Sacramento region. SACOG Salutes began in 1999 in an effort to recognize outstanding and innovative land use, transportation and air quality planning, programs and activism throughout the region.