- Freight Planning Branch
- California Freight Advisory Committee
- Freight Plans & Studies
- California Freight Mobility Plan
- Goods Movement Action Plan
- California State Rail Plan- Freight Rail Element
- Regional Goods Movement Plans
- Fact Sheets
- Specialty Areas
- Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF)
Rail Planning Branch
The Rail Planning Branch does long-range planning for statewide passenger (high-speed, intercity and commuter) and freight rail systems. The primary vehicle for this planning is the California State Rail Plan. The next California State Rail Plan will be delivered in 2017. In other planning responsibilities, the Branch focuses on intercity passenger rail services as the State funds these services; either the State or Joint Powers Authority (JPA) administer the operation of these services. The Rail Planning Branch also works in cooperation with other transportation agencies to develop network integration plans for high-speed and conventional rail systems, taking into consideration freight issues.
The Rail Planning Branch coordinates activities with other planning functions and exercises to insure that rail planning is well integrated into Caltrans planning functions. This includes coordination with the Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan (ITSP), the California Transportation Plan (CTP), and the Statewide Travel Demand Model.
Both passenger and freight rail networks are owned and operated by various rail partners and the Rail Planning Branch strives to foster partnerships with these rail owner/operators/planners in order to maintain a coordinated and efficient statewide passenger and freight rail system.
Emily Burstein, Branch Chief
Shelly Chernicki, Rail Transportation Associate
Alan Miller, Rail Transportation Associate
Jan Perschler, Rail Transportation Associate