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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!