PRESS RELEASE December 6, 2021
Contact: Katie DeMaio
Elk Grove Station Project draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Now Available for Review
Virtual Public Meeting for the draft EIR on January 11th, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Elk Grove, CA) – The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) has released a draft EIR for the Elk Grove Station Project. Interested parties are encouraged to review the draft EIR on the project website: https://sjrrc.com/elk-grove-station/. The 45-day review period begins on December 3, 2021 and ends on January 18, 2022. Printed copies are available for review at: City Hall, the Elk Grove Library, the Franklin Library, and SJRRC. Formal comments for the Environmental Impact Report process should be in writing and either mailed to SJRRC (Attn: Regional Initiatives, 949 East Channel St., Stockton, CA 95202) or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SJRRC is hosting a Virtual Public Meeting for the proposed Elk Grove Station Project draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) via zoom:
- Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
- Register at ly/SJRRCElkGrove
This public meeting will provide an opportunity for SJRRC to share additional details on the proposed Elk Grove Station and present key highlights of the draft EIR.
The proposed Elk Grove Station is located along UPRR’s Sacramento Subdivision in the vicinity of Dwight Road & Laguna Blvd. and would be served by future ACE and San Joaquins passenger rail services as part of the Valley Rail expansion program. Interested parties are encouraged to learn more information on the project website:
Questions about the public meeting can be directed to Katie DeMaio via email at email@example.com and by phone at (916) 442-1168.
Valley Rail Program:
About the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA)
Since July 2015, SJJPA has been responsible for the management and administration of Amtrak San Joaquins. SJJPA is governed by Board Members representing each of the ten (10) Member Agencies along the 365-mile San Joaquins Corridor. For more information on SJJPA see www.sjjpa.com. Amtrak San Joaquins is Amtrak’s 6th busiest route with 1.1 million annual riders and 18 stations providing a safe, comfortable and reliable way to travel throughout California. Prior to service modifications due to the COVID-19 crisis, Amtrak San Joaquins ran 7 daily train round-trips and its Thruway buses provided connecting service to 135 destinations in California and Nevada including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Napa Valley, Las Vegas and Reno. To book your next trip, visit www.AmtrakSanJoaquins.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.
About the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission and ACE Train Service
The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) owns, operates, and is the policy-making body for the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE®) service. SJRRC is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of six full-voting members from San Joaquin County and two special-voting members from Alameda County. Ex-officio members represent Caltrans District 10, the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (SJRTD), SJCOG and StanCOG.
Started in 1998 and serving over 1.5 million riders annually, the ACE train runs four daily round-trips starting at the Cabral Station in Downtown Stockton with stops in Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Vasco Road, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Great America, Santa Clara, and San Jose’s Diridon station. For more information on ACE, please visit www.acerail.com.