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Old Posted Feb 27, 2019, 2:31 AM
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This would certainly be a useful project but where would California get the funding for this? New York and Amtrak are trying to secure $20B for the Gateway project to replace and enhance the tunnels crossing the Hudson River and the federal government hasn't been willing to fund this.
I think Californians will vote for it especially if it’s packaged with SoCal rail improvements now that high speed rail appears (thankfully) dead.

There just need to be a well thought out proposal, a spending plan and strong planning and joint oversight. With the demise of HSR there’s an opportunity to use some of those funds (pending voter approval) to enhance rail connectivity between SF-Sac LA-SD and throughout the interior valley.

We’ll see if anything becomes of it.
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^ I'd vote for it-it makes much better sense. LA-SD could host 110 mph stuff in areas as
well as SF-Sacto could host 120 mph. Just my 2 cents here.
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Sorry to de-rail the conversation, but, what is the status of RT Light rail down Truxel and through Natomas to the airport? I believe something was voted on a few years ago about this? I'm not too knowledgable as I've been living and commuting across Northern California for the past few years.
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Sorry to de-rail the conversation, but, what is the status of RT Light rail down Truxel and through Natomas to the airport? I believe something was voted on a few years ago about this? I'm not too knowledgable as I've been living and commuting across Northern California for the past few years.
I believe RT is looking at a route along the eastside of I-5 as the Truxel route was NIMBYed out in the 2016 vote-it may be a bit before RT gets to the airport (Truxel route would have had too many stops and been annoyingly slow for a business traveler trying to get to downtown from the airport-I voted for it though).
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I think that the light rail routes that converge downtown needs to be put in subway tunnels. The city should put this in a long term future project. Doing this would increase safety around public transit in Sacramento like accidents with pedestrians and trains. Their are multiple properties that can be bought for subway stations and entrance portals.
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Wasn't Truxel built with having LRT in mind? I remember reading that the overpasses were built to accommodate the extra weight.
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2019, 12:06 AM
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With that said It's up to the transit authority to decide which route the light rail extension should take to the airport. New housing and retail being planned for the shuddered arena a future train station can be installed in that area of Sactown. The folks that opposed that route could have paid for the line to be put underground just my 2 cents.
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There is a Virtual Community Workshop for the I Street Bridge replacement:

http://www.ibridgedesign.com


There are basically two design concepts, and 2 versions of each. I'm not thrilled about any of them but now's your chance to provide concepts. I think there's a lot of potential for the approaches and connections to the bike paths on either side of the river. The bridge itself will end up being "meh."
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New Ace and San Joaquin service expansion documents/EIR released yesterday. Graphics and specifics starting in chapter 2.

https://acerail.com/deir-chapters-and-appendices/
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Here's a map of the expansion

https://sjjpa.com/valley-rail/
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Here's a map of the expansion

https://sjjpa.com/valley-rail/
I've been keeping an eye on ACE rail expansions and rail in CA, in general and I have never heard of this. This is VERY exciting!!!

Also, am I seeing this correctly that this will connect with CAHSR?
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It stops at Diridon Station in San Jose, where CAHSR would stop, so yes. Also would be close to the same area in Stockton (and maybe Modesto?), but that leg of CAHSR is much further out.

Funny thing to me is that they're labeling a station as 'Elk Grove' that they have planned at Cosumnes River Blvd. Would make a bit more sense if the station was actually on Elk Grove Blvd as this rail line goes right past it with another empty field adjacent.
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I gotta think they would add an infill station or something along those lines for Elk Grove since that area is not served by LTR after Cosumnes.
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I've been keeping an eye on ACE rail expansions and rail in CA, in general and I have never heard of this. This is VERY exciting!!!

Also, am I seeing this correctly that this will connect with CAHSR?
Based on the SacRT connections, it looks like the proposed stations are along the old Western Pacific route through Midtown, rather than the old Southern Pacific one around it, where the San Joaquins currently go?

But then the Western Pacific route would completely bypass Lodi. So I am curious exactly how they would route this.

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I think that the light rail routes that converge downtown needs to be put in subway tunnels. The city should put this in a long term future project. Doing this would increase safety around public transit in Sacramento like accidents with pedestrians and trains. Their are multiple properties that can be bought for subway stations and entrance portals.
Given the low water table, might that need to be elevated, giving downtown Sacramento a "loop"?
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It stops at Diridon Station in San Jose, where CAHSR would stop, so yes. Also would be close to the same area in Stockton (and maybe Modesto?), but that leg of CAHSR is much further out.

Funny thing to me is that they're labeling a station as 'Elk Grove' that they have planned at Cosumnes River Blvd. Would make a bit more sense if the station was actually on Elk Grove Blvd as this rail line goes right past it with another empty field adjacent.
I believe Merced is where the current construction of CAHSR ends so they could match opening timetables.
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Given the low water table, might that need to be elevated, giving downtown Sacramento a "loop"?
I'm gonna give the documents a full read but they might do a few overpasses and underpasses for the roads and keep it at-grade.
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