The North County Transit District (NCTD) is significantly increasing enforcement activities against trespassers along both the Oceanside to San Diego and Oceanside to Escondido rail corridors.
Evolving from an Executive Order issued last year by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and a draft version issued in May 2016, California has now released its Sustainable Freight Action Plan, a blueprint for moving the state’s multi-billion-dollar freight transport system into a more environmentally cleaner direction.
As California’s Cap and Trade program of greenhouse gas emissions advances, rail projects receive development grants: On August 16, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced 14 recipients for the 2016 Transit and Intercity Capital Program (TIRCP) grants. Of the $390 million available in competitive grants through the state’s Cap and Trade auction proceeds, nearly $374 million goes to rail projects.
Both the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its federal partner, the Federal Railroad Administration, initiated the environmental review process for the project’s northern section: the 51-mile line between San Francisco and San Jose.
Union Pacific announced a plan on May 4, 2016 to invest $121.6 million in 2016 to improve its infrastructure in California.
By a roughly 2-to-1 majority, Sacramento, Calif., property owners along a proposed streetcar route have approved plans to fund $30 million toward the cost of the 3.3-mile, $150 million project.
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding could cover half the $150 million projected cost of the proposed 3.3-mile West Sacramento streetcar, contingent, per standard, on matching funding from state, local, and/or other sources, and President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget includes funding that would enable just that.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has authorized closing its Evelyn light rail transit station in Moutain View, Calif., with plans to add a second track at the site to ease an operations bottleneck.
The fate of Santa Ana, Calif.’s proposed streetcar project may rest with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), which may assume responsibility for the effort as early as Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.
By a 4-to-0 vote, the Santa Ana, Calif., City Council has chosen a proposed 4.1-mile streetcar route along the city’s Fourth Street as a preferred option over a route along Fifth Street, citing existing foot traffic as a factor.