Altamont Corridor Express

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission’s (SJRRC) ACE Rail Maintenance Facility will house the future Rail Academy of Central California (TRACC), which is seeking 70 students for instruction and hands-on-training this fall. Pictured: SJRRC TRACC Lead Tamika Smith (far left); San Joaquin Council of Governments Executive Director Diane Nguyen (third from left); and SJRRC Executive Director Stacey Mortensen (far right).

Rail Academy of Central California to Launch This Fall

A rail industry workforce development and apprenticeship program will launch this fall in Stockton, Calif., under a strategic partnership of Sacramento City College; Stockton Unified School District; Herzog Transit Services, Inc.; Union Pacific; and Amtrak.

ACE Ceres-Merced Extension Project Advances

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) Board of Directors has certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project extending Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) service south between Ceres and Merced, Calif.

SJRRC will provide up to 50% off regular ACE commuter rail tickets to qualified riders as part of a one-year pilot program.

SJRRC Caps Fares With CAP

California’s San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) has launched the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Community Assistance Program (CAP) as a one-year pilot “to address equity and enhance regional mobility.”

$100MM TCEP Grant For Stockton Diamond Grade Separation

A $237 million highway/rail grade separation project on what is described as “the busiest, most congested at-grade rail junction and rail bottleneck in California” has been awarded a $100 million TCEP (Trade Corridor Enhancement Program) grant from the California Transportation Commission (CTC).

ACE charges ahead with Siemens

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) has awarded Siemens a contract to build four Charger diesel-electric locomotives for Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) service, with an option to purchase four additional units.

San Joaquin, ACE improvements subject of public hearing

Assemblymember Adam C. Gray, who represents California’s 21st Assembly District (Merced County and portions of Stanislaus County) and serves as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Rail, will be hosting a  public hearing on  passenger rail services in the San Joaquin Valley on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Modesto City Council/Stanislaus County Chambers in downtown Modesto. The focus of this hearing will be on “promoting the near-term improvement and expansion of the successful San Joaquin and Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) rail services,” according to a statement released by Gray’s office.