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SacRT to make service cuts


The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) will implement service changes on June 20 because of an estimated $25 million budget shortfall for fiscal-year 2011, SacRT officials said in a prepared statement.

The service changes are expected to generate an estimated $11.7 million net savings in FY2011.

The agency will discontinue service on several trains on the Blue and Gold light-rail lines after 9 p.m., and change service frequency on several other trains on the Blue and Gold lines.  

“It has been well-publicized that RT is faced with the biggest operating deficit in out history. There is no quick or easy fix to make up the staggering shortfall without making tough decisions," said SacRT General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Mike Wiley. "As the economy rebounds, we will focus on rebuilding our transit network and restore critical services that our communities desperately need.”  

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