The future of rail in California is being planned today, and we want your input!
Caltrans is beginning work on the next California State Rail Plan, which will provide the framework for the state’s rail network and set the stage for new and improved rail and community connections for the next 20 years. We’re seeking input early in the planning process to understand the public’s priorities for improvements to passenger and freight rail networks.
You can participate by taking a survey (here) on the new California State Rail Plan website through Friday, March 4, 2016. Comments can also be provided directly through the site’s online comment form.
The Rail Plan, to be completed in 2018, will provide a long-term strategy that will enable Caltrans, the California High-Speed Rail Authority, intercity and commuter rail operators, freight railroads, and communities to plan for the future. The Rail Plan is intended to prioritize funding and actions for integrating the statewide rail network.
The 2018 Rail Plan is considered more ambitious than previous statewide rail plans, as it will build on regional plans and provide a statewide vision for an integrated high speed, intercity and commuter passenger rail system with reliable, timed connections and more transportation options.