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Take light rail to Sacramento’s new arena? There’s a lot to learn first

Sacramento city officials hope thousands of Kings fans and concertgoers will use Regional Transit to get to the new arena downtown. Improvements and station cleanups have been made to lure new users.  But I have my doubts about the prospects … Continue reading

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Arena glitter blinds newspaper to plight of the poor

I know it’s become acceptable to cut the Sacramento Bee some slack these days, given its financial setbacks, staff layoffs and reduction in size. But are we readers supposed to swallow sarcasm passed off as insight, dumb conclusions promoted as … Continue reading

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Regional Transit polishes up arena-area stations while poor riders struggle

Sacramento’s Regional Transit system is the primary provider of bus and light rail to local residents. The majority of riders live below the federal level. An astounding 48 percent of all riders have incomes below $15,000 a year, according to RT’s own … Continue reading

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Sacramento arena breeds confusion over parking, new housing

Since the city of Sacramento needs to generate millions of dollars in new parking revenue to pay for the downtown Kings arena, how come city officials and promoters are eager to increase light-rail use on game nights? If the city … Continue reading

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