2018 California State Rail Plan - Meetings and Events

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Caltrans collected initial input on the Rail Plan through an online survey as well as interviews and meetings with stakeholders. The Draft Rail Plan was released on October 11, 2017 and the plan will be open for public review for 60 days, until December 11, 2017. The approved Rail Plan is scheduled to be submitted to the Legislature by May 31, 2018.

Public Workshops

Seven public workshops will be held across the state in the fall of 2017. The time, date and location for each meeting is below:

Date City Location Time
Saturday, October 14th San Luis Obispo Central Coast Railroad Festival
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
1940 Santa Barbara Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Monday, October 30th Fresno Historic Tower Theater
815 E. Olive Ave.
Fresno, CA 93728
4:30 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 1st Oakland Oakstop Event Space
1721 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
4:30 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 7th Sacramento Sacramento Public Library
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
Galleria West Room
828 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Monday, November 13th San Diego California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
District 11 Offices 4050 Taylor Street
Garcia Room
San Diego, CA 92110
4:30 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 14th San Bernardino San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot
1170 W. 3rd St.
San Bernardino, CA 92410
4:30 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 15th Los Angeles Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Headquarters
1 Gateway Plaza
Lobby & Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90012
4:30 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 6th Webinar

"2018 California State Rail Plan -
Connecting California"

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Project Timeline

Step Timeframe
Visioning process, passenger rail service planning, and technical work Fall 2015 – June 2016
Public survey to gather input on priorities for the Rail Plan* Winter 2015/2016
Release of CHSRA Business Plan
*(CSRP Technical development timed to incorporate the next CHSRA Business Plan)
May 2016
Complete technical work, and chapter and draft document July 2016-May 2017
Release of Public Review Draft* October 11, 2017
Public Comment Period* 60 Days, October 10 - December 11, 2017
Revision of Draft Winter 2017/2018
Document review and approval process (CTC, CalSTA, FRA) and Submittal to Legislature Spring 2018

* Opportunities for public input

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