SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – North Natomas is showcasing a new mode of transportation. And not only will it save money at the pumps, but will help the environment too.

“I love riding the shuttle. I ride it everyday,” said Yating Campbell, a shuttle rider.

If you live in Natomas you may love this even more.

“We’re here to celebrate,” said a shuttle spokesman.

They’re celebrating the expansion of the shuttle service. It’s called “Shuttle up!”

“We’ve got great shuttle service from the North Natomas community to downtown,” said.

The North Natomas Transportation Management Association is introducing its new fleet of shuttles to riders and residents — six of them.

“And our shuttles are now powered by compressed natural gas,” said the spokesman.

“We love that it’s a green shuttle and natural gas,” said Campbell.

Transportation officials say ridership from North Natomas to downtown Sacramento has been increasing, especially with soaring gas prices.

“And these days of rising gas prices, and easy to use,” said Campbell.

Not only are they hoping it saves gas but will help save the environment too. Since it runs on clean energy, the shuttles apparently help to significantly reduce carbon emissions. They’re also ADA-friendly with easy access on and off the shuttles.

“So it’s a win-win for everybody and I’m super excited,” said the spokesman.

The shuttles got their first run tonight. They participated in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Sacramento.

Comments (7)
  1. robla says:

    how much does it cost

  2. Single Mom says:

    This has got to be the stupidist thing I have ever heard… Why North Natomas? North Natomas is already a nice area and most people that live there could afford to ride regional transit bus… Why not South Natomas or even South Sacramento? What? Afraid of problems on the bus? This sucks…a spoiled neighborhood getting even more spoiled…Ridiculous…really ridiculous!…You could have at least had it go down Truxel Road and San Juan Road into South Natomas. You Suck!

  3. Liz says:

    For those in South Natomas, we are not welcome to ride the shuttle. You have to live within certain boundary lines in order to use the shuttle. I hate that Natomas has allowed itself to be split into North and South. Afterall, those of us in the South part of Natomas do shop and do business in all parts of Natomas.

  4. rob says:

    its all ghetto, south invaded the north side.

  5. Becky Heieck says:

    Single Mom, Liz, Rob~
    When planning the community of North Natomas, the City of Sacramento had the foresight to think about how much traffic 55,000 residents and 10,000 employees would bring to the area. They instituted a Community Facilities District that charges those who own property in North Natomas – business & residents, in their taxes. Those property owners make the shuttle possible by paying for its cost.

    North Natomas has very little transit coverage other than this shuttle.

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