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Auburn On-Demand

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

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!



Feb 07

Easy Access to Auburn’s Downtown or Old Town with Auburn On-Demand

Posted on February 7, 2022 at 8:49 AM by Josh Hanosh

If you’ve ever visited Downtown or Old Town Auburn there’s a good chance you can recall the effort it took to find a parking space. Perhaps you were lucky and got a spot along the main road in one of the few pull-in spaces, managed to parallel park with traffic waiting behind you, or maybe you parked in one of the nearby lots and walked to your destination. These are all common parking scenarios for those who patron the lively and unique restaurants, shops, and bars in downtown or old town Auburn. Now, there’s a much more convenient and stress-free way to visit these popular gathering spaces with Auburn On-Demand! 


Don’t Stress About Parking

By hailing a ride from Auburn On-Demand you can bypass the need to park in busy streets altogether. Simply use the TransLoc app or call (530) 906-3171 to schedule an appointment or summon a ride-share pickup from the Auburn On-Demand. Your transportation to downtown or old town Auburn will become much easier! This city-operated ride-share service provides a dependable, safe, and convenient way to get around town, wherever you want to go. See our recent blog post for detailed instructions


Evenings and weekends can be especially difficult times to secure any parking space in old town or downtown Auburn. Gone are the days driving around trying to find a place to park thanks to Auburn On-Demand! One of our drivers can pick you up at a time and location of your choice and then bring you back (or elsewhere) when you’re ready to leave. 


This dependable ride-sharing service is especially useful if you are planning to visit one of Auburn’s historic bars, local breweries, or you simply want a designated driver for a fun night out at a restaurant. Auburn On-Demand is available 6am-8pm Monday through Wednesday, and 6am-11pm Thursdays through Saturdays. 


Save Time and Transportation Costs

With Auburn On-Demand you can arrive on time without worrying about driving along popular streets, finding an open parking spot, or paying for parking. Using a reliable ride-share service can save you valuable time as you won’t need to arrive early enough to search for a convenient parking location or go through the process of paying to park. Saving time is even more relevant on weekends where you may have to walk a few blocks if there are no open parking spaces near your destination. 


This city-operated ride-share service is not only convenient, but also cost effective with each ride being just $3.50. By using a ride-share service you not only save the cost of fuel it would take for your trip, which can be quite expensive, but you reduce the wear and tear on your vehicle as well. You can pay for each ride through the TransLoc app or pay with cash when you board the small (but stylish!) bus. 


For your next visit to downtown, old town, or anywhere around town give Auburn On-Demand a try to see how reliable, safe, and simple it is to ride-share in Auburn, California!