What Are The Options For Palm Springs Rail Service?


By Noel T. Braymer

Riverside County has as a priority the creation of passenger rail service with 2 to 3 roundtrips in the next couple of years or so between Los Angeles and Palm Springs/Indio. All of this will hinge on the cooperation of the Union Pacific. Commuter service was suppose to be running between Santa Barbara and Ventura County several years ago and there is still work ongoing for this project. But the main sticking point has been the Union Pacific. For that matter, efforts to expand service along the entire Coast Line between Los Angeles and San Jose have been in the works for over 20 years. But Union Pacific has usually not been interested, or seen this as a priority for them. So what can this mean for service to Palm Springs?

The LOSSAN Joint Powers Authority is the main body coordinating start up of Palm Springs…

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