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California State Rail Plan Overview Presentation Tribal Informational Meeting – March 1, 2013

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State Rail Plan Overview

The California State Rail Plan establishes a statewide vision to enhance passenger and freight rail service.

It will support the State’s goalof an integrated, multimodal transportation network.

It will be the first planning document that fully integrates the planned California high-speed rail system with the existing and proposed conventional rail network.

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State Rail Plan Background

State Requirements

  • State Rail Plan required by State law
  • Must address passenger and freight rail

Federal Requirements (PRIIA 2008)

  • Integrate high-speed rail and conventional rail to form an overall rail system
  • States must develop Rail Plans to be eligible for intercity capital Federal funds
  • Basis for Federal and State High-Speed and Intercity rail investments
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Existing Intercity Passenger Rail Routes

  • State-supported corridors:
    • Pacific Surfliner
    • San Joaquin
    • Capitol Corridor
  • Amtrak long-distance routes
existing commuter rail lines
Existing Commuter Rail Lines

Altamont Corridor Express (ACE)

Caltrain

Coaster

Metrolink

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Regional and Short Line Railroads

  • 23 regional, short line or terminal/switching railroads
  • Different ownership—public, independent, some holding companies
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State Rail Plan and High-Speed Rail

State Rail Plan

  • Caltrans produces the State Rail Plan
  • Addresses passenger and freight rail
  • Integrates high-speed, intercity and commuter rail to form an overall rail network

California High-Speed Rail Business Plan

  • California High-Speed Rail Authority produces the business plan
  • Business plan only focuses on passenger rail service
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The California High-Speed Rail System

Northern California Unified Rail Service

Early Investment in Caltrain and Metrolink Corridors

Initial Operating Section

Bay to Basin

Phase 1 Blended

Phase 2

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Integrated California Rail System

  • The Rail Plan creates an unprecedented vision of an integrated rail system
  • The State Rail Plan describes a blended system plan, early improvements, and incremental development of California high-speed rail
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State Rail Plan and High-Speed Rail

  • California High-Speed Rail Authority Contact:
    • Email: info@hsr.ca.gov
    • Phone: (916) 324-1541
  • Discussion
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Rail Plan Content

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Context & Challenges
  • Chapter 3: Rail Vision
  • Chapter 4: Public Outreach & Approval Process
  • Chapter 5: Existing Passenger Rail System
  • Chapter 6: Existing Freight Rail System
  • Chapter 7: Passenger/Freight Rail Integration
  • Chapter 8: Passenger Rail Improvements
  • Chapter 9: Freight Rail Improvements
  • Chapter 10: Rail Benefits and Next Steps
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Vision and Purpose

California has a premier, customer-focused rail system that successfully moves people and products while enhancing economic growth and quality of life.

The California State Rail Plan establishes a statewide vision, sets priorities, and develops implementation strategies to enhance passenger and freight rail service in the public interest.

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Rail Plan Highlights

Comprehensive and wide-reaching plan

Integrated High-Speed Rail, intercity, and commuter rail network

Intercity passenger rail institutional roles are changing

New State Transportation Agency role

Expanding state-supported intercity passenger rail routes

Additional expansions to intercity and commuter routes

Rail Plan updates

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California Transportation Plan

2040

The California State Rail Plan is part of the California Transportation Plan, a Statewide, long-range transportation plan .

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State Rail Plan is one of the State’s Modal Plans

Integratingthe Statewide Modal Plans

2013

2012

2011

2013

2013

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Service Development Plans

Service Development Plans (SDPs) are the State’s implementation plans for intercity rail corridors.

Caltrans is completing SDPs for:

Pacific Surfliner (North and South)

Coast Daylight Corridor

Coachella Valley Planning Study

San Joaquin Corridor

CCJPA prepares a SDP for the Capitol Corridor

Rail Plan Advisory Committee will review draft SDPs

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Rail PlanSchedule

• Draft California State Rail Plan Public Comment Period: February 8, 2013 – March 11, 2013

• Public Open Houses and Webinar

• California Transportation Commission – March, May and June meetings

• Service Development Plans: May 2013

• Final State Rail Plan: June 2013

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The Next State Rail Plan

• State law requirements

  • October 2013 – Draft State Rail Plan
  • March 2014 – Final State Rail Plan

• Tribal Consultation

  • How do you want to be involved?
  • What would you want to see in the plan?
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Thank you for your participation!

To provide additional comments, please review the Draft California State Rail Plan at www.californiastaterailplan.com and use the website to comment by March 11, 2013