Auburn On-Demand

A city-operated ride-share service for your transportation needs

Aug 04

Car in the Shop? No Problem with Auburn On-Demand

Posted on August 4, 2022 at 2:46 PM by Amy Lind

It’s no surprise that dealing with car troubles is something that drivers want to completely avoid. The absence of your vehicle often means planning ahead and seeking out other means of transportation while your ride is in the shop. This complicated dance can be avoided when you live in the City of Auburn, thanks to the reliable Auburn On-Demand ride-share service. 

If you’re worried about what to do while your car is in the shop, or you are between vehicles, the best transportation service in Placer County is here for you. It is easy to get around town even when your vehicle is being serviced when you request a ride from Auburn On-Demand. With Auburn On-Demand transit you can: 

  • Run errands 

  • Get to and from your place of work

  • Visit the doctor

  • Shop local

  • Bring home groceries from the store or farmer’s market 

  • Visit restaurants, wineries and breweries 

  • Enjoy seasonal festivities

  • Take a walk around the park

  • Visit friends who lives in the City of Auburn

Better than Rideshare Services

When you’re without a vehicle, finding a Lyft or an Uber to take you where you need to go is one option. However, this is not the most reliable mode of transportation, unless perhaps you are in a large city. 

Recently, the city of Auburn developed an affordable, safe, and dependable ride sharing service to specifically meet the needs of our community. When you choose Auburn On-Demand you know you’re in the trusted hands of an organization that cares about the wellbeing of our citizens here in the foothills. 

Whether your car is in the shop for a few hours for an oil change or a few weeks for a major repair, you can rely on Auburn On-Demand to pick you up from the mechanic shop, take you to run errands, drive you home, and take you back to get your vehicle when it’s done being serviced. With Auburn On-Demand you can now enjoy less stress and more convenience, and no longer have to worry about inconveniencing friends and family by asking for rides around town.

Affordability for All

It is important to the City of Auburn that our ride-share service be affordable and accessible to everyone in the community no matter income level or circumstances. Each ride with Auburn On-Demand is only $3.50, which can be paid through the TransLoc app or with cash when you board the electric bus. 

Since gas prices have gone up to record highs in recent weeks, our ride share service might just be cheaper than driving. With the expenses that come along with your car being in the shop, the affordability of our service gives you peace of mind and assures that you won’t have to spend an additional fortune paying for a rental car while you wait to get your vehicle back. 

Booking is Easy

The TransLoc app is free and makes it easy and convenient to request or schedule each ride whenever you need it. Signing up is simple; just enter your first name, phone number, email, and create a password. This will set up your account and then you’ll be ready to book your seat on the transit bus. 

If you’d prefer not to download the app, you can simply pay in cash when you step onto the comfortable shuttle. To schedule your ride without the app call (530) 906–3171. Phone dispatch is available Monday through Friday 8:30 to 430pm. If you need to transfer from the Auburn Loop Bus to Auburn-On Demand Bus, this requires that you purchase a separate fare. 

The Auburn On-Demand transit service bus is available from 6am to 8pm on Mondays, through Wednesdays, and extended weekend hours of 6am to 11pm Thursdays through Saturdays. We look forward to making your next trip convenient and enjoyable! 

May 23

Green Electric Bus/Fleet

Posted on May 23, 2022 at 11:29 AM by Josh Hanosh

Sustainable Transportation in Auburn, CA

As a town known for its natural scenic beauty and resources, the City of Auburn takes pride in treating our home planet with respect. Our community is one that cares about how we interact with our environment. Many in the Auburn area look for ways to support programs and processes that help reduce any negative impacts on the Earth. 

Shared Transportation

In recent years, those who work to make the City of Auburn great decided to offer its residents a reliable and safe way to share transportation, called Auburn On-Demand. Public and shared transportation is an effective way to reduce air pollution and the demand for fuel energy. 

Public transportation in suburbs and rural towns may not always be able to provide convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, depending on where you need to go. Additionally, ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft can be unreliable in small towns. However, with the Auburn On-Demand ride-share service you can select specific pick-up and destination points while still sharing a ride (and its cost) with others. This is a great way to reduce our town’s carbon footprint. 

Ride in Electric Style

But wait, it gets even better! When planning for the Auburn On-Demand ride-share system, the City of Auburn kept sustainability in mind and chose to fund a bus fleet that runs completely on electric energy instead of fossil fuels.  When the demand for gasoline and petroleum products is minimized, air pollution, disruption of wildlife habitats, and chances for oil spills is also reduced

As our electric energy production is increasingly sourced by wind, hydro, and solar methods the power used by electric vehicles will become more and more sustainable. The Auburn On-Demand bus can therefore be seen as an investment in the future of our planet. 

Electric Vehicles (EVs), such as the Auburn On-Demand bus, provide an opportunity to greatly reduce the amount of gasoline used in our transportation system. Electrification of the transport sector can bring many benefits including reduced local pollution and increased energy efficiency. Even in the immediate, riding in the electric Auburn On-Demand bus has obvious benefits to its patrons. No more inhaling the smelly (and dangerous) exhaust fumes! 

Ride-Share in Auburn, CA

Using the Auburn On-Demand share-a-ride service is easy. Start by downloading the TransLoc app, set up your account, then book your trip! Once you’ve chosen a pick-up location, select your destination and request your meeting times. Paying for your ride through the app is simple, using either a debit or credit card. If you’d prefer to pay in cash, you can pay when you board the vehicle. 

Would you rather call us? Not to worry! You can call (530) 906–3171 to schedule your ride with the Auburn On-Demand service if you need assistance. Phone dispatch is available Monday through Friday 8:30 to 430pm. Passes and transfers are not accepted, and transferring from the Auburn loop bus to Auburn On-Demand requires that you purchase a fare. If you have any questions about our services please contact us at the number above and we will reply quickly! 

Apr 04

Visit wineries in the spring

Posted on April 4, 2022 at 10:35 AM by Amy Lind

Spring into Action with Auburn On-Demand Transportation Service!

Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and spring is in the air! There’s never been a better time to get out and explore our beautiful Placer County community. A new service has also sprung up in the area to help you enjoy the outdoors and drinks with friends in a delightfully safe and enjoyable way… Auburn On-Demand Transportation Service! 

Wineries and Breweries in Auburn

The Sierra Nevada foothills are filled with some of the best breweries and wineries in the North State, and many offer tastings, tours, or even full scale restaurants on property that you can visit. An outdoor date with friends to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and sample delightful local wines and beers in the foothills is the perfect way to celebrate the changing of seasons.

Instead of having to rely on finding taxis or other ride sharing services like Lyft and Uber in the small community of Auburn, the City has created a safe, dependable, and extremely cost-effective ride sharing service. With Auburn On-Demand you don’t have to worry about someone in your party being the designated driver when visiting local wineries and breweries in Auburn. 

The Auburn On-Demand transit bus is stylish and comfortable. It can both take you to and pick you up from any of the popular wineries in the area whether you want to visit Vina Castellano Winery, the Mount Vernon Winery, the Paza Estate WineryLone Buffalo Vineyards, or any of the other award-winning wineries in the Auburn foothills. 

The Auburn area is also famous for many popular beer breweries including the Knee Deep Brewing CompanyCrooked Lane Brewing Company, and Moonraker Brewing. Grab a few beers and don’t worry about who is driving home. With the Auburn On-Demand transit service operated by the city, you now have a safe and reliable way to get home. Sample the breweries’ famous IPA’s or or have a picnic at the local wineries knowing you have a dependable ride home! 

The Auburn On-Demand Transit Service now offers on demand bus service from 6 AM to 8 PM on Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You can take this city ride-share service Thursdays through Saturdays from 6 AM to 11 PM. 

Don’t Stress About Parking

Another perk of the Auburn On-Demand city operated rideshare service is the easy access to Auburn’s Downtown and Old Town areas. If you’ve ever visited those areas, you might remember that parking can sometimes be difficult with few parallel spaces and parking lots especially in the Old Town area. With Auburn On-Demand you can now experience a much less stressful and more convenient way to visit the downtown shops, restaurants, and breweries without worrying about parking.

Instead of dealing with traffic, paying for parking, or trying to find a parking spot close to the area you’d like to visit, you can save time and transportation costs by taking the Auburn On- Demand transit. The rideshare service is extremely affordable with each ride costing just $3.50. 

With rapidly rising gas prices this is an especially good way to save money on transportation, not to mention wear and tear and mileage on your vehicle. Each ride can be individually paid for on the TransLoc app, or you can simply pay in cash when you board the comfortable bus.

Easy Ride Share Summoning

Simple to set up, and you can start by downloading the TransLoc app. Sign up using your first name, phone number, email, and password, set up your account, and then book your trip! Once you’ve made sure your origin is correct, you can select your destination and request your on-demand pick up. Paying for the trip is easy through the app using either a debit or credit card. If you’d prefer to pay in cash, you can pay the driver when you board the vehicle. 

Don’t have a smartphone? Not to worry! You can call (530) 906–3171 to schedule your ride with the Auburn On-Demand Service. Passes and transfers are not accepted, and transferring from the Auburn loop bus to Auburn On-Demand requires that you purchase a fare. If you have any questions about our services you can contact us at the number above and we will respond promptly to your inquiries!