Sacramento Transports Services For The Business Traveler

By: Kris Koonar

Are you planning to visit Sacramento for business purposes? If yes, then this city, that is on its way to become a sophisticated metropolis can offer you all the comforts related to dining, high-class accommodation and various options of transportation. Since most of the business travelers reach Sacramento via airways, located approximately fifteen miles in the north of downtown, Sacramento International Airport has a large number of rental car agencies and taxis available outside Terminal A and Terminal B. If you have to go to the downtown area, then one way fare to reach there would amount to just 27 dollars.

Various transportation agencies offer 'on call business class sedan' services as well. You can also take a shuttle for less than 15 dollars to reach downtown. As far as public transportation is concerned, Sacramento has a limited system. If you want to go around the city, a car would be the best option. You can easily find a place for parking and it is not expensive at all. The traffic on the freeways and the city is not very congested, unlike the urban areas. Opt for a taxi or go walking, if you have to go to the downtown area. Finding a taxi is not a problem in this city because there are many taxis throughout the downtown area and in front of major hotels. Other transportation options include:

Amtrak:

It provides passenger rail service in Sacramento. The Sacramento Valley Rail Station is located near the historic old town Sacramento and it also serves as the RT Light Rail Terminus. Capitol Corridor is operated by Amtrak California and it is a multiple frequency service providing service from the capital city to the northeastern suburbs and the bay area of San Francisco. The northern terminus of the Amtrak San Joaquins route is Sacramento and it provides a direct passenger rail service of multiple frequencies to the central valley of California as far as the Bakersfield.

Thruway Motor-coach connections are present from the trains at Bakersfield to Southern Nevada and Southern California. Sacramento is a stop along the route of Amtrak's Coast Starlight and it provides services to Seattle via Portland to the north and Klamath Falls and Los Angeles via San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara to south. Amtrak's California Zephyr that provides services to Reno, Denver, Salt Lake, Chicago, Omaha and the intermediate cities also serves the Sacramento daily.

Other options of transport:

Transport services within the Sacramento city and its nearby suburbs are provided Sacramento Regional Transit's bus and light rail system. There has been a recent expansion of the light rail lines in the east, till the city of Folsom. This light rail system also goes to the Sacramento Valley Rail Station. Flights to and fro many United States destinations are possible via Sacramento International Airport. You can avail of flights for Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

There are freeways in the Sacramento region. Since the mid 1970s, there has been no new construction of freeways even though the population has almost doubled in the metropolitan area. The midtown and central downtown area and other places in the Sacramento neighborhood are pedestrian friendly.

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