2018 California State Rail Plan - Meetings and Events

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 on March 1, 2017 and seven public workshops will be held throughout the state in March and April. The approved Rail Plan is scheduled to be submitted to the Legislature by May 31, 2018.

Public Workshops in Spring of 2017

In the spring of 2017, seven public workshops will be held in the following locations: in Redding, Sacramento, Oakland/San Francisco, Fresno, Riverside, 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* March 2017
Public Comment Period* March – April 2017
Revision of Draft May – August 2017
Document review and approval process (CTC, CalSTA, FRA) and Submittal to Legislature Sept 2017 - June 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

General Information:

Email: RailPlan@dot.ca.gov