With SMF in Site, Sacramento Regional Transit to Hold Workshops on Light Rail Extension

November 24, 2015 |

With an eye towards Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) will be holding a series of workshops regarding the extension of the so-called Green Line Light Rail.

With the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) forecasting a population growth in the area between downtown Sacramento, north and south Natomas, and the Sacramento International Airport is expected to increase by 36-percent (or 811,000 people) over the next 20 years. The region is showing significant signs of economic recovery, and job growth is leading to housing growth after the building moratorium in Natomas was recently lifted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

This projected development calls for an increase in transportation infrastructure for the area and RT is working to provide access through the Green Line to the Airport light rail extension project. This project will extend the existing Green Line light rail service from the 7th & Richards/Township 9 light rail station on Richards Boulevard to the Sacramento International Airport and provide vital connections to various locations throughout Sacramento, including the Natomas communities.

The project is entering the environmental phase and RT is scheduling meetings that offer an opportunity for the public to provide comments related to the potential environmental effects of the project. Input received will become part of the public record and will be considered during environmental studies.

Staffed information stations with maps and other project materials will be available at the community open house meetings listed below. A brief presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

North Natomas
Tuesday, December 1
6. to 8 p.m.
Natomas Park Elementary School
4700 Crest Drive, Sacramento

Downtown Sacramento
Wednesday, December 2
6. to 8 p.m.
Downtown Sacramento Public Library
828 I Street, Sacramento

South Natomas
Thursday, December 3
6. to 8 p.m.
South Natomas Community Center
2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento

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