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Regional Rail Authority Sets Information Meeting

Regional Rail Authority Sets Information Meeting

Regional Rail Authority Sets Information Meeting


POSTED April 11, 2018 9:22 a.m.
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The newly established Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority will be hosting a community information meeting in Tracy on Saturday, April 21. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on the ACE to BART rail project planning and to provide the public the opportunity to review and comment on the project.

The Authority was created by the California Legislature in 2017 to plan, develop and deliver cost-effective transit connectivity between the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and Altamont Corridor Express (ACE).

“We held a similar meeting in early March that was well attended and we received valuable feedback from the public,” Tracy Mayor Pro Tem and Rail Authority Vice Chair Veronica Vargas said. “However, we also heard from a number of residents who were unable to attend a weeknight meeting and requested an opportunity to attend on a weekend so we are offering that option.”

The public meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Rooms 103 and 104 of the Tracy Transit Center, 50 E. Sixth St., in Tracy. Additional information on the rail authority is available at acetobart.org.

The Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority was created by the California Legislature in 2017 with the passage of Assembly Bill 758, co-authored by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, R-San Ramon and Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton. The Authority is to provide a project feasibility report to the public on the plans for the development and implementation of transit connectivity no later than July 1, 2019.

The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by its 15 member agencies, including: the Town of Danville, the cities of San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Tracy, Manteca, Lathrop and Stockton, the Mountain House Community Services District, the counties of Alameda and San Joaquin, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE).

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