SLOCOG’s Coast Rail Corridor Study To Host Virtual Public Meeting on May 18th
What could the future of rail transportation look like on the Central Coast? Over the last year, the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) and Coast Rail Coordinating Council (CRCC) have engaged and sought input from various partner agencies, community representatives, and the general public to identify viable options for future rail travel on the Central Coast. The Coast Rail Corridor Study examined opportunities for expanding intercity rail and bus service and connectivity between Goleta and Salinas as well as the feasibility of implementing regional-commuter rail service between Paso Robles and Santa Maria.
As a result of valuable stakeholder input and technical analysis, SLOCOG has developed draft plans for the two analyses, which look at planned growth and land use, ridership modeling, service operations and equipment needs, potential governance, and funding options.
On Tuesday, May 18 from 5:00-6:30 p.m., SLOCOG will hold a virtual public meeting to share study progress and key results of the study with the public and key stakeholders. Following the public meeting, the draft Service Implementation Plan (intercity analysis) and draft Passenger Rail Improvement Study (regional-commuter analysis) will go to the SLOCOG Board for approval and adoption on June 2nd. Don’t miss your chance to participate in the meeting by registering at: bit.ly/CRCS_Public_Meeting.
To learn more about the Coast Rail Corridor Study or review the draft plans, visit coastrailstudy.com. Questions and comments can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted directly on the website.
About San Luis Obispo Council of Governments
The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is an association of local governments in the San Luis Obispo County Region. Membership includes the cities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo, as well as the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. The central purpose of SLOCOG is to examine common regional problems and suggest solutions. SLOCOG provides transportation planning and funding for the region, and serves as a forum for the study and resolution of regional issues. In addition to preparing the region’s long-range transportation plan, SLOCOG plans and provides funding for public transit services, highway and roadway improvements, and alternative methods of transportation.
About the Coast Rail Coordinating Council
The Coast Rail Coordinating Council (CRCC) is a coalition of five transportation agencies along the Central Coast that are focused on improving the frequency, speed, reliability, and ease of use of passenger trains on the coastal route between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Membership includes the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC), Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC), and Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC). Other participating agencies include the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN), Caltrans, and LA Metro.