Draft EIR released for Elk Grove's ACE commuter rail station, meeting scheduled




On Monday, the draft environmental impact report of the proposed rail station in Elk Grove was released by the San Joaquin Rail Commission (SJRRC). The site, which is located on Dwight Road near Laguna Boulevard on Elk Grove's west side and is part of an expansion of the commuter rails connecting Sacramento and Elk Grove to the South Bay.

In conjunction with the release of the report, a Zoom meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. 

The proposed location is on the Union Pacific Railroad's Sacramento Subdivision that runs on the west side of Elk Grove. The proposed station will have a rail siding, boarding station, and parking lot.

As part of the Altamont Corridor Express, the rail service would extend as far north as north to Sacramento's Natomas neighborhood with intermediate stops near Sacramento City College and Midtown Sacramento. The station would also function as an Amtrak stop for its San Joaquin Line that extends to Bakersfield.

Should the station open, it is expected to ease vehicle commuter traffic between Sacramento and the San Jose-Soth Bay area. Additionally, it is expected residential real estate in areas near the stations will draw commuters working in San Jose. 

Registration for the January 11 meeting can be completed at this link. The EIR report can be found here
      
 
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D.J. Blutarsky said...

The heck with the environmental report--I want to know how much it will cost and who will pay for this?

The Granite Bay home builders must be licking their lips on this one, so they can use the rail station to market more new homes to Silicon Valley commuters! They haven't been this excited since the Connector was approved by marketing it as an expressway!

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