2018 California State Rail Plan - Meetings and Events

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Caltrans will be collecting initial input on the Rail Plan through an on-line survey that will be available on the website. The results will be used to shape the Rail Plan development phase. The Draft Rail Plan will be released for public review in summer 2017 and seven public workshops will be held throughout the state for 60 days after release. The approved Rail Plan is scheduled to be submitted to the Legislature by May 31, 2018.

Public Workshops in Fall 2017

In the fall of 2017, seven public workshops will be held in the following locations: in Sacramento, Oakland/San Francisco, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and San Diego. In addition, a statewide webinar will be held, allowing further participation online.

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-February 2017
Release of Public Review Draft* Coming Soon
Public Comment Period* 60 Days (TBD)
Revision of Draft Four Months (TBD)
Document review and approval process (CTC, CalSTA, FRA) and Submittal to Legislature Ten Months (TBD)

* 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

General Information:

Email: RailPlan@dot.ca.gov