The Connect Card is currently in its first phase of rollout - accepted on Sacramento Regional Transit only, but will soon expanded to other regional agencies - El Dorado Transit, E-Tran (Elk Grove), Folsom Stage Line, Roseville Transit, SCT Link, Yolobus and Yuba-Sutter Transit.
Connect Card Soft Launch
Connect Card early adopters help make improvements to the system by providing feedback. The Connect Card will soft launch in two phases:
Phase 1 – The Connect Card is here for SacRT bus and light rail riders!
Do you ride SacRT and want to be an early adopter?
Go through the Get A Card process where you will be asked to create an account and load transit fare onto your new Connect Card! You will receive an e-mail confirming your order and when you receive your card in the mail 3-5 business days later you're ready to ride!
Phase 2 – Coming in early 2017 – El Dorado Transit, Etran, Folsom Stage Line, Placer County Transit, Roseville Transit, SCT/Link, Yolobus, Yuba-Sutter Transit
Want to be the first to know when all of the Connect Card agencies are ready to ride? Sign Up Here! After you fill out the short survey, your next e-mail will be in early January giving you a status update of when to use Connect Card with all our agencies.
As a thank you for your help, all Connect Card early adopters will be entered to win one of many $20 Amazon gift cards!
How does Connect Card Work?
Load Transit Fare
The Connect Card system utilizes all existing passes, transfers, and transit fares from participating transit agencies.
- Load your regular pass (e.g. RT Monthly Pass)
- Load Cash Value (in place of tickets or needing to carry exact change)
Cash Value is accepted by all participating agencies and can be used to pay for a single ride, a daily pass, and for an additional rider.
Tap On the Bus Connect Card Readers
Connect Card readers are installed on all participating buses to collect transit fare when boarding.
Use Connect Card "Add-Fare" Machines
Connect Card Add-Fare Machines are installed at select transit centers and Regional Transit light rail stations (see complete list) to provide even more convenient locations to load Cash Value, passes, and discount fare onto your Connect Card using a credit/debit card.
The Add-Fare Machines are also an easy way to check your card balance or recent transactions and Tap On before boarding the light rail train.
Get Your Connect Card Today
Get your Connect Card online (Get a Card), at a Sales Outlet or at a participating transit agency's Customer Service Center.
If you receive transit benefits through your employer, or you are a student at Sacramento State or Los Rios Community College, please note that we are working to transition your organization to the Connect Card at no cost to you - just convenience!
If you are a Discount rider, visit a participating transit agency to get your Connect Card with a Photo ID.