Some Of California’s Rail Service Missing And Weak Links


YES! When you build it, they will come!

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By Noel T. Braymer

The good new recently was the budget deal in the California Legislature to fund ACE to extend it first to Modesto and finally to Merced. This extension will link places in the upper San Joaquin Valley to most of the San Francisco Bay area. Just at Ace’s terminal at San Jose by the time service is extended to Modesto by 2024 there will be connection for ACE to Caltrain, Capitol Corridor, BART as well as VTA light rail and bus transit service in Santa Clara County in the San Jose metro area. But tying up the biggest connections will come by 2027 or earlier with connections at Merced to California High Speed Rail. Central to increasing ridership on all rail passenger services is expanding the number of connections rail has to more places and services.

The reasons roads continue to become more congested is because when…

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