California Department of Transportation

Division of Rail and Mass Transportation

Pacific Surfliner Train

Sadie Smith
Branch Chief

(916) 654-6327

Capital Projects Branch

  • Administers planning, programming and development of Intercity Rail Capital Projects (project proposals, applications and project study reports)
  • Assists local agencies in implementation of capital projects  
  • Administers capital project contracts
  • Completes applications for Federal funding and subsequently prepares Statements of Work, Budget and Schedules to obtain project award grants
  • Develops plans for funding individual projects through a variety of State funding mechanisms, and in coordination with others (freight railroads, Amtrak, commuter railroads, and local and regional entities)
  • Coordinates with Amtrak, commuter railroads, local and regional agencies on capital project development and implementation statewide