The California State Rail Plan 2007-08 to 2017-18 (Plan) is now available on-line. The Department prepared the Plan as an examination of passenger and freight rail transportation in the State, in accordance with Section 14036 of the Government Code.
The passenger element of the Plan reviews the current operations of the three State-supported intercity rail passenger routes (Pacific Surfliner, San Joaquin and Capitol Corridor). It also outlines ten-year plans for operations, marketing, and capital improvements, and ten-year route objectives. It also looks at high-speed and maglev programs in the State as well as the four commuter services.
The freight section of the Plan provides an overview of the State freight rail system. It discusses policy issues, funding programs, environmental issues and new freight technology. It also examines freight issues including international trade growth, trends in intermodal traffic and short-line capabilities and needs.
If you have any questions or comments on the Plan please submit them via E-mail. Comments will be considered for inclusion in the 2009-10 to 2019-20 edition of the Plan which is now under development.