Link21 Fall 2023 Engagement Activities

October 30, 2023

Link21 invites Northern California communities to attend fall educational events, provide feedback on BART and Regional Rail improvements

OAKLAND, CA — Link21 continues to invest in a more connected, equitable, and accessible future by working toward the goal of linking the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Regional Rail (commuter, intercity, and high speed) network throughout 21 counties – referred to as the “Megaregion” – in Northern California.

This past summer, community members from the Megaregion participated in a variety of virtual and in-person engagement events to discuss Link21 concepts and potential service improvements. Now this fall, Link21 is offering community members the opportunity to learn more about the type of train service, BART or Regional Rail, that would operate in the future train crossing between Oakland and San Francisco. Attendees will learn how these two options benefit riders, communities, and the Megaregion, plus how they differ. They will also have the chance to provide input to help the Link21 Program Team identify a recommendation for consideration of a Preliminary Project to be advanced by the BART and Capitol Corridor Boards of Directors in early 2024.

“The feedback we receive from people across our Northern California Megaregion will help us meet the needs of our diverse communities,” said Sadie Graham, Link21 Program Director for BART. “We can’t do this alone and need the public to continue being part of the planning process at every step of this generational undertaking.”


Virtual Events
Participate in a virtual event or look for Link21 in your community to learn more and help connect Northern California with better train service for future generations. Visit the Link21 Events webpage for more details.

Online Open House
Starting in early November and lasting approximately 30 days, you can conveniently visit anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to learn more and provide input.

Link21 is a long-range transportation program sponsored by BART and Capitol Corridor to transform the train network serving the 21-county Northern California Megaregion, which includes the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay area, the Sacramento area, and the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

Link21 will make it more convenient for people to take BART and Regional Rail (commuter, intercity, and high speed) throughout the Megaregion.

Learn more at

Rocklin Accessibility Improvement Project

Effective October 30, 2023, Amtrak will begin the accessibility improvement project at Rocklin Station.

This project will create two new ADA compliant platforms with accompanying lighting, signage, and drainage. The current platforms will remain open with barriers and fencing separating the area of active construction. Please use caution and follow Amtrak signs to get to the platforms. Allow extra time to navigate construction and board your train.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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:

All materials:

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