Shasta Intercity Transportation To Sacramento and Bay Area Feasibility Study and Action Plan
Since 2014, the region has been discussing options for expanding intercity transportation to airports and passenger rail facilities in Sacramento and the Bay Area. The concept was initiated to complement interregional travel options and to provide better connections to state, national, and international destinations.
SRTA was successful in obtaining a $30,000 mini-grant through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5311(f) Intercity Bus Program to investigate market demand and operational feasibility of the service. This effort was completed during the winter of 2016/17. Express bus service from Redding to downtown Sacramento along the I-5 corridor is recommended in the study, with feeder routes from the rural counties in the North State. The final report provides an inventory of existing services along the corridor; a market demand assessment; a cursory service design; and a list of next steps required for implementation.