2018 California State Rail Plan - Stakeholder Advisory Committee

2018 CSRP Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee was convened by Caltrans in November 2015 as a technical working group to provide input and expertise in the development of the California State Rail Plan. The purpose of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee is to provide Caltrans with policy guidance and technical information on all aspects of the plan. The Advisory Committee is not a formal voting body; however, all input and dialogue will be documented for Caltrans and the consultant team to consider. The Advisory Committee participants will meet quarterly through August 2017 to provide guidance and input as the Rail Plan is developed.

The 2018 Rail Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee includes representatives from diverse groups such as: passenger rail operators, planning agencies, freight rail interests, Tribal Nations, private railroads, ports, transit operators, and neighboring states. Advocacy groups representing environmental, disadvantaged community, livable community/active transportation and agricultural interests have also been invited to participate on the Committee.

This Stakeholder Advisory Committee roster includes the following representatives:

State and Federal Partner Agencies

  • California Department of Transportation
  • California State Transportation Agency
  • California High-Speed Rail Authority
  • Federal Railroad Administration
  • California Transportation Commission
  • California Air Resources Board
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • California Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development (GoBiz)

Passenger Rail & Transit

  • Amtrak
  • Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority/Northern California Rail Partners
  • San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority/Altamont Corridor Express
  • Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency Joint Powers Authority
  • Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Caltrain
  • Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit
  • North County Transit District
  • Southern California Regional Rail Authority
  • California Transit Association

Freight Rail

  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • BNSF Railway
  • California Short Line Railroad Association
  • Genessee & Wyoming Inc.
  • California Association of Port Authorities/California Airports Council
  • California Freight Advisory Committee Representative
  • Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (California Freight Advisory Committee Representative)

Regional Planning

  • California Council of Governments
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Southern California Association of Governments
  • San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council
  • Sacramento Area Council of Governments
  • San Diego Association of Governments


  • Nature Conservancy
  • California Farm Bureau Federation
  • Local Government Commission
  • PolicyLink (Tentative)

California State Agencies and Neighboring States

  • Arizona Department of Transportation
  • Nevada Department of Transportation DOT

Tribal Representatives

  • Northern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association
  • Central California Tribal Chairmen’s Association
  • Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Division of Rail and Mass Transportation
2018 California State Rail Plan
Rail Planning Branch

1120 N Street, MS 74
Sacramento, CA 95814

General Information:

Email: RailPlan@dot.ca.gov