Caltrans seeks input on draft of State Rail Plan
SACRAMENTO — Caltrans released the public draft of the California State Rail Plan on Thursday. The plan outlines a new framework for California’s rail network and sets state priorities on rail investments for the next 20 years, with a focus on multimodal and community connections.
The new plan includes strategic investments in faster and more frequent service, as well as customer-friendly connections with ride share lots, bus service, and cycling and walking paths. The plan also tackles integrated ticketing and trip planning, and increased reliability of travel in congested corridors.
The project website at www.californiastaterailplan.co m provides the latest information, including the draft plan, and visitors can join the project email list to receive future notifications and updates.
Caltrans is seeking public input on the new plan. The public comment period ends Dec. 11. The public can find contact information on the website.
A public workshop will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Tsakopoulos Library, 828 I St., Sacramento; or citizens may sign up for a free statewide webinar from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6.