Our network

Transportation

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks (State Parks) has unveiled its specialized vehicle license plate "ParksPLATE”.

The design of the plate features California’s official tree, the California redwood. Proceeds from the sale and annual renewal of the plate will provide an ongoing funding source for the restoration and preservation of state parks across California.

State Parks officials unveiled the specialized plate at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park where some of the most extensive restorations since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s are currently underway. Plate sales will support restoration projects like this one and help the department restore and preserve California’s state park system.

Yellow Cab of Sacramento, Berg Injury Lawyers partner to offer free Halloween rides home

Yellow Cab of Sacramento, Berg Injury Lawyers partner to offer free Halloween rides home

Yellow Cab of Sacramento is partnering with Berg Injury Lawyers to offer free, safe rides home on Halloween night for people in downtown/midtown Sacramento.

Halloween has become a particularly dangerous night for both motorists and pedestrians. Because of the high number of drunk drivers on the roads and the increased presence of children out trick-or-treating, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises impaired motorists to use sober ride programs and other transportation alternatives.

Surge pricing will likely be prevalent by ride-sharing companies on Halloween night. However, through Berg’s “Sober Free Cab Ride Home Program,” Halloween revelers can hail a Yellow Cab for free by calling 444-2222 or using the new Curb App. Visit www.yellowcabsacramento.com  to download the Curb App.

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit Plus Offers Free Admission to Music Festival Badge Holders

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit Plus Offers Free Admission to Music Festival Badge Holders

Coinciding with the 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive.  In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission to the Railroad Museum given it is an official musical venue for the special event.

Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to entertaining jazz musicians in the Roundhouse throughout the holiday weekend, May 23-25, 2015.  And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.   

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the  Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

Soon after the opening weekend of the 32nd consecutive season of excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on Easter weekend (April 4 & 5, 2015), California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are pleased to announce vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 will return to service on April 11, 2015.  First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the excursion trains. Granite Rock No. 10 is an oil-fired steam engine built by the H.K. Porter Co. for the U.S. Army in 1942.

Interstate 5 in South Sacramento Scheduled for Nighttime Demolition Work

Interstate 5 in South Sacramento Scheduled for Nighttime Demolition Work

SACRAMENTO - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists  that nighttime demolition work has been scheduled for Interstate 5 just south of Pocket Road in Sacramento begining September 12. Traffic restrictions and lane closures will begin just south of Florin Road in Sacramento for southbound traffic and south of Laguna Boulevard near the city of Elk Grove for northbound traffic. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have units posted for enforcement and traffic control.

Motorists can expect traffic delays because the speed limit will be temporarily limited to 50 miles per hour in the work zone with north- and southbound traffic reduced to one lane in each direction.  A contractor is scheduled for demolition work on the Stonecrest Avenue / Beach Lake Road Overcrossing. Heavy construction equipment and machinery will be operating in and out of this area.

Schedule:

Special “Diesel Days” Activities on Father’s Day Weekend!

Special “Diesel Days” Activities on Father’s Day Weekend!

On Father’s Day weekend, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are offering very special “Diesel Days” activities with train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad featuring visually-exciting and gracefully-styled diesel locomotives.

Plus, on Father’s Day Sunday, the rarely seen Southern Pacific road switcher No. 5208 will be on special display for one day only.  Built in 1948 by Baldwin Locomotive Works and retired in 1969, SP5208 is an early diesel locomotive that represents the major effort of its day to adapt to diesel locomotive construction. Excursion train ride guests will be treated to a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats and open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating.

New Fix 50 connector ramp closures begin tonight

New Fix 50 connector ramp closures begin tonight

Beginning Thursday night, there will be more connector ramp closures in connection to the Fix 50 highway project in Sacramento.

The southbound Capital City Freeway (Business 80) connector ramp to westbound Highway 50 will be closed to traffic as well as the westbound 50 off-ramp to 16th street.

Click HERE for details.