There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Taking the bus to the Salmon Festival

Sacramento Regional Transit will operate continuous bus service from the Hazel light rail station (Folsom Boulevard and Hazel Avenue) directly to the American River Salmon Festival at Lake Natoma/Nimbus Hatchery on Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007.

RT's bus service will run every 15 minutes from 9:55 a.m. until 4:40 p.m. The last bus from Lake Natoma/Nimbus Hatchery will depart at 5 p.m. Complimentary ride tickets are available upon boarding. Passengers can park free of charge at any of RT’s 18 park-and-ride lots, including the Hazel light rail station (432 parking spaces).

According to, the Gold Line trains to Folsom run on a half-hour schedule on the weekend, arriving at Hazel at 16 minutes after the hour and 46 minutes after the hour. The trains headed back downtown run every half-hour from Hazel at 7 minutes after the hour and 37 minutes after the hour. The last train from Hazel leaves at 7:07 p.m.

The Salmon Festival features entertainment and educational activities, including wildlife demonstrations, live music, food, exhibits, guided rafting and more. Admission is free. For more information about the event, visit

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