Sactown Hopper

Modesto Bee:

Every Friday and Saturday night, dozens of 20-somethings living near California State University, Sacramento, board a downtown-bound bus with a clear-eyed objective: To party at Sacramento’s thriving bar and club scene, but to steer clear of a costly drunken driving arrest, or worse, an alcohol-fueled car crash.

Their ride is a “party” bus called the SacTown Hopper.

It’s run by two sisters, Sacramento State graduates Lisa and Laura Allen, who like to hit the clubs themselves, and whose father, Bill, happens to own a bus company with a vehicle available for what amounts to an experimental niche transit service.