The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) invites agencies, stakeholders, and the public to join a virtual open house meeting (webinar) to learn more about the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Ceres-Merced Extension Project (Project), which would extend ACE service to Merced. The virtual meetings are a part of the environmental review for the Project. The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Project is available for public review. Meetings will begin with a presentation summarizing the Project and the Draft EIR analysis, followed by a question and answer session. The presentation will be identical in format and content for each of the three webinars.
The Proposed Project consists of the following: the Ceres to Merced Extension Alignment, which consists of upgrades to track, new track, and bridges within the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Fresno Subdivision between Ceres and Merced; Turlock, Livingston, and Merced Stations, which would be located along the Ceres to Merced Extension Alignment; and the Merced Layover & Maintenance Facility, which would be located in north Merced to support extension operations. The Draft EIR also included the analysis of the Atwater Station Alternative at an equal level of detail as the Proposed Project. The Atwater Station Alternative would include a station at Atwater instead of a station at Livingston.
Visit the Project webpage at https://acerail.com/merced-extension-eir/ to view the Draft EIR, to join the virtual open house meetings, and for information on how to provide public comments.