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Notice of Availability: Sacramento to Roseville Third Track Draft SEIR

October 27, 2023

Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Sacramento to Roseville Third Main Track (Project or SR3T Project). The Final EIR for the SR3T Project was certified on Nov. 18, 2015. Subsequent to that original CEQA certification, CCJPA is seeking to accommodate changes in project design associated with the SR3T Project. The SR3T Project SEIR covers two project components:

  • Railroad Bridge Crossings: Supplemental analysis for railroad bridge crossings at two locations across Business I-80 to accommodate changes in project design. This includes the replacement and realignment to the existing Elvas Underpass (Caltrans Bridge 24-0031) and the existing B Street Underpass (Caltrans Bridge 24-0023).
  • Passenger Train Layover Facility: The original SR3T EIR contemplated a passenger train layover facility adjacent to Old Town Roseville, located along the west leg of the Union Pacific (UP) wye track connecting the UP Roseville Subdivision with the UP Valley Subdivision. Subsequent to certification of the Final EIR for the SR3T Project, a revised location of the proposed passenger train layover facility was identified adjacent to the UP Roseville Subdivision, east of the originally proposed location, with the majority of the revised layover facility located between Tiger Way and Galleria Boulevard.

The public review and comment period for the Draft SEIR is Oct. 27, 2023, to Dec. 11, 2023. Federal, state, and local agencies, organizations, and the public are invited to provide comments on the Draft SEIR. Interested persons should submit electronic comments via email to [email protected]. Written comments should be mailed via United States Postal Mail to: Jim Allison, Manager of Planning Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority 2150 Webster St., 3rd Floor Oakland, CA 94612 Comments should include “Sacramento to Roseville Third Main Track – Draft SEIR Comments” in the subject line and the commenter’s physical mailing address in the body of the letter or email. Comments are due by Monday, Dec. 11, 2023.

The Draft SEIR is available online at the following locations:

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Shape Ardenwood’s Future SR-84 Intermodal Bus Facility

October 25, 2023

The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority and Caltrans want to hear from bus and shuttle riders who utilize services at the Ardenwood Park & Ride to help plan the design of the proposed SR-84 Intermodal Bus Facility. The proposed project will provide transbay riders utilizing the Dumbarton Bridge a more convenient and efficient way to access the Peninsula for work, school, and leisure activities, while reducing overall travel time.

Participate in our quick five-minute survey to provide input for a community-driven project!

For more information on the project, please visit

CRISI Program Award Press Event: Sacramento to Roseville Third Track Project

October 6, 2023

On Friday, September 29, 2023, Capitol Corridor celebrated its $42.51 million CRISI Program award granted by the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA). This grant will support the completion of Phase 1 of the Sacramento to Roseville Third Track Project (SR3T). 

Speakers posing for a photo in front of railroad track

Over 50 guests and media attended our celebration at Roseville Intermodal Station that warm, sunny morning. Notable attendees include elected officials and their staff, CCJPA’s host railroad, Union Pacific, and our host agency, BART.

Attendees sitting at train station

We heard inspiring speeches from Bruce Houdesheldt, Mayor of Roseville and CCJPA Vice-Chair, Chad Edison, CalSTA Chief Deputy Secretary, Peggy Ygbuhay, Senior Director of Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad, and Sabrina Drago, Director-at-Large, Placer Business Alliance. We also hosted Jennifer Mitchell, the FRA Deputy Administrator who made the formal announcement of our award.

Elected officials posing for a photo in front of a train station

With broad representation from communities in Placer County, there was a a lot of excitement for additional Capitol Corridor service!

About Sacramento to Roseville Third Track project:

The Capitol Corridor currently provides one daily round trip train between Auburn and Sacramento in conjunction with connecting buses between Auburn-Sacramento and Roseville-Sacramento.

Completion of the project will allow Capitol Corridor to offer riders 10 daily round trips versus the one round trip currently offered. Phase 1 will add two daily round trips, and Phase 2 will add 7 daily round trips. It will also preserve current Union Pacific Railroad freight operations and reliability for the benefit of goods movement through the region. Learn more about the project.

Experience a Bike-Friendly Weekend in Placer County

April 8, 2022

The forecast is full of sunny days ahead, and what better time than now to get out and experience one of the scenic destinations along the Capitol Corridor route? If you’re looking for a weekend getaway that includes biking, beautiful nature views, delicious dining options, and thrilling adventures, we have designed a trip just for you! Here’s all that you’ll need to know to plan a fun-filled weekend in Placer County.  

 Getting to Placer County

The Capitol Corridor train offers daily service to Roseville, Rocklin, and Auburn; and with the convenience of complimentary onboard Wi-Fi, restrooms, and a Café Car, you’ll be able to slip into relaxation mode as soon you board the train. To make this weekend adventure completely car-free, bring your bike onto the train at no extra cost.  

 Where to Stay 

The Park Victorian is a short bike ride (about a mile) from the Auburn train station. The restored inn sits on 6.5 acres near Old Town Auburn and is picturesque inside and out, boasting several elegant suites to choose from.  

 Things to Do 

While you might be inclined to spend the weekend lounging about, there’s plenty of outdoor activities to make the most of the trip. Spend the day taking in the views of the American River along the 3.5 mile Confluence Trail. The difficulty is moderate, making it accessible for many visitors. To get there, hop on the Auburn Transit Shuttle at the Historic Firehouse in Old Town Auburn to be taken straight to the American River Confluence for an all-day mountain biking or hiking experience. 

 To keep the adrenaline pumping, we recommend visiting Quarry Park Adventures in Rocklin. This is one place not to be missed during your trip, as it will dispel any notion of what you thought it might be like to visit a rock quarry. Activities include zip lining, a climbing wall, paddle boats, and even a free fall for the not so faint of heart. There’s adventure for visitors of all ages, the Kidz Kove features climbing nets, balance beams, Miner’s Maze and more. What may surprise you to know is that the onsite Amphitheater is also a concert venue. Check out the Quarry Park Amphitheater for upcoming events. To get to the park, bike over to the Auburn train station and catch the Route 10 Auburn to Light Rail bus to the Sierra College Campus. From there, it’s just a 9-minute bike ride (1.4 miles) to Quarry Park Adventures.  

 The trip would not be complete without taking a stroll through Old Town Auburn, which also happens to be the location of the first gold discovery in Placer County. Its historic charm remains intact and is exactly where you will want to spend time making even more memories while shopping and dining.  

 Where to Eat 

While you won’t be able to help but run into quite a few restaurants and dining options in Old Town Auburn, a few well-known favorites are Tap and Vine, Edelweiss Restaurant 2, The Pour Choice, and Auburn Alehouse. 

 Save on Travel 

Now that you’ve have an itinerary that’s loaded with outdoor excursions and satisfying food options, the next step is booking your car-free excursion. Take advantage of current discounts on train travel by booking Capitol Corridor’s 30th Anniversary deal, which offers 30% off full adult fares through June.