El Dorado Transit bus

New Operator for South Lake Tahoe Connecting Bus Route Starting July 5

June 23, 2021

Starting Monday, July 5, 2021, El Dorado Transit will be the new operating agency for the Capitol Corridor’s connecting bus service between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe.

Under the new operating partnership, the Capitol Corridor will continue to provide one weekday and one weekend round-trip bus between the Sacramento station and the Stateline Transit Center located at the border of California and Nevada in South Lake Tahoe.

Also effective July 5, the Stateline Kingsbury stop in Nevada, which is the current terminus for the Capitol Corridor’s South Lake Tahoe route, is discontinued. A new stop between Sacramento and Placerville has been added at the following location:

Cameron Park/Cambridge Rd.
3943 Cambridge Rd.
Cameron Park, CA 95682

“We are very excited for this opportunity to join the Capitol Corridor in providing this vital bus service,” said Matthew Mauk, Executive Director of El Dorado Transit. “We look forward to helping connect travelers and residents to Sacramento, Cameron Park, Placerville, and South Lake Tahoe.”

“By partnering with local transit agencies, we can expand the reach of our service and are better able to meet the travel needs of customers,” said Rob Padgette, Managing Director of the Capitol Corridor. “We are thrilled to have El Dorado Transit join us in providing safe and reliable transit connections for those who live and work in this growing segment of our service area.”

With its operating partner, Amtrak, the Capitol Corridor provides approximately 500 passenger trips each month between Sacramento and the three California bus stops along the South Lake Tahoe route – Placerville, South Lake Tahoe Wye, and Stateline Transit Center.

No Change in Ticketing, Fares and Wi-Fi

Passengers planning travel on El Dorado Transit – whether as a connection with a Capitol Corridor train or as a stand-alone bus trip – will be able to purchase their ticket and reserve a seat in advance at www.capitolcorridor.org or via the Amtrak app.

Passengers who wish to travel between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe without a train connection may also use their regional Connect Card or exact cash to pay a one-way bus fare. No advance reservations are needed; however, seating is on an as-available basis, and priority is given to customers who have purchased their tickets in advance.

During the connecting bus trip, which takes two and half hours end-to-end, passengers can enjoy free onboard wi-fi service, which is also available on all Capitol Corridor trains.

Passengers may view the updated connecting bus schedule effective on July 5 on the Capitol Corridor website and the El Dorado Transit website.

About El Dorado Transit
Established in 1975, El Dorado Transit provides public transportation for the Western Slope of El Dorado County. Fixed route and dial-a-ride services provide mobility in the communities of El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, El Dorado, Diamond Springs, Placerville, Camino and Pollock Pines with connections to Folsom. Commuter service provides morning and afternoon transportation to and from Sacramento.

About the Capitol Corridor
Managed by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), the Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting the most economically vibrant urban centers in Northern California – from Auburn/Sacramento to Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With free Wi-Fi on board, Capitol Corridor trains provide a convenient, reliable, and comfortable alternative to the congested I-80, I-680, and I-880 freeways for over 1.8 million work and leisure travelers every year (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic).

CONTACTS:

El Dorado Transit
Brian James
530-642-5383 Ext. 201, bjames@eldoradotransit.com

Capitol Corridor
Karen Bakar
510-368-6871, karenb@capitolcorridor.org