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ACE commuter rail looks to expand- holding public open houses

ACE commuter rail looks to expand- holding public open houses

  The Altamont Corridor Express passenger train service, which now runs between Stockton in the Central Valley and San Jose in Silicon Valley, is planning to expand.

The project includes improving existing service and extending new ACE rail service to downtown Modesto by as early as 2018 and to Merced by as early as 2022.

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission is holding five public scoping meetings over the next two weeks to get public comment on its plans, which it calls "ACEforward."

The SJRRC and the Federal Rail Administration are jointly preparing an Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the ACEforward program in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. 

The meetings will be open houses and attendees can drop by anytime during the three hour meetings. Public scoping meetings will be held at the following locations:

Rail expansion projects present historic opportunities for Valley businesses

Rail expansion projects present historic opportunities for Valley businesses

Over the next two decades rail improvements and construction are going to present one of the largest opportunities for area businesses.

Nearly $2 billion of rail construction and improvements are coming in the next year alone.

High Speed Rail Sheds Altamont Corridor

•  Transfers leadership and funding to San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission

•  “We can expedite improvements at the local level”

If commuter rail service between San Joaquin County and Silicon Valley is to improve, it’s now on the shoulders of the Stockton-based San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority board of directors has transferred full leadership and funding for rail planning in the Altamont Corridor to the commission.

How much money, if any, will transfer has not been announced.

The Altamont Corridor Express, which connects the Central Valley and Silicon Valley via the Altamont Corridor and serves a million commuters per year, is run by the commission.

Manteca police to combat roadway deaths and injuries with DUI checkpoints

Manteca police to combat roadway deaths and injuries with DUI checkpoints

Manteca Police Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways. Additional enforcement measures to combat impaired driving are coming as a result of a recent $26,400.00 grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety to the City of Manteca. The Manteca Police Department is dedicated to keeping our streets safe through both enforcement and education.

The special DUI Checkpoint grant is to assist in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and other drug related collisions in the community. The grant activities will specifically target impaired driving offenders as well as educating the public on the dangers of impaired driving through the use of DUI/driver’s license checkpoints. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.

Manteca needs stop sign at Edison & Dawn corner

Manteca needs stop sign at Edison & Dawn corner

Manteca needs stop sign at Edison & Dawn corner
Manteca Bulletin
I was wondering how much longer it is going to take the City of Manteca to put a stop sign on the corner of Edison Street and Dawn Drive, which is a very busy crossing for Shasta School students. This crossing is right in front of the school and there ...

Manteca's own Carmageddon?

Manteca's own Carmageddon?

Manteca's own Carmageddon?
Manteca Bulletin
One of Manteca's most traveled stretches of pavement – Main Street from Moffat Boulevard to Wetmore Street – will be closed to traffic for at least 48-hours. ...

Corral Hollow Road to be closed for construction

Corral Hollow Road to be closed for construction

TRACY - Beginning August 1, Union Pacific Rail Road (UPRR) will install a new concrete crossing and signal arms at the railroad tracks located on Corral Hollow Road south of old Schulte Road. To facilitate this construction and for public safety reasons Corral Hollow Road between Valpico Road and Schulte Road will be closed to traffic from 8/1/11-8/7/11.

Corral Hollow Road will be completely blocked off at the railroad tracks and no vehicular traffic will be allowed to cross the railroad tracks. Residents living off of Corral Hollow between Schulte Road and Valpico Road will only be able to access the local roads up to the railroad tracks.

Traffic will be detoured using Valpico Road, Sycamore Parkway, Schulte Road and Lammers Road. Detour signs and pre-warnings will be posted to direct traffic and ensure safety.

The road closure is a part of the future widening of Coral Hollow Road.