More On Plans To Expand Service To Sacramento With The San Joaquins

Ambitious Plan!


By Noel T. Braymer

I recently received an email from RailPAC member Doug Kerr who often attends meetings of the San Joaquin Joint Powers Agency (SJJPA). He attended the latest meeting on July 28, 2017 in Sacramento. Doug Kerr emailed me a copy of the agenda of this meeting after my post about plans to extend rail passenger service to Sacramento. On the agenda was the planning to extend service to Sacramento using the UP Sacramento line. This is the line that doesn’t have connections to the Sacramento Valley Station used by all the other Amtrak trains and Thruway Buses. By going to the SJJPA  website I was able copy several of the PowerPoint slides presented at the July 28th meeting of their current planning for expanded service to Sacramento. Many of the plans they presented closely resembled conclusions I had made including the need for more stations between Stockton…

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