Due to the large scope of the project – the largest public infrastructure project in the nation – the environmental review is being conducted in two parts: at the statewide level followed by a more specific project-level review of each of the nine sections of the system. Each project section is moving through this process at a different pace.
The San Jose to Merced section of the 800-mile system is 125 miles long. Starting at the Diridon Train Station in San Jose, the study area travels south through Gilroy, east through the Pacheco Pass to Chowchilla and north to Merced. Stations are planned in San Jose, Gilroy and Merced.
Once operating, projections estimate 7,600 boardings daily in San Jose and about 5,300 in Merced, with travel time between San Jose and Merced estimated at 45 minutes. CO2 emissions savings are estimated at 62 lbs. per trip.
Use the Proposed Route Map to view different alignments being considered for each section.
The San Jose to Merced Section team presented two
Supplemental Alternatives Analysis (AA) reports to the Authority Board in 2011.
The team anticipates presenting a third Supplemental AA Report to the Authority
Board this summer, which will include an update on the alignment alternatives,
stations and design options recommended to be studied in the Draft
Environmental Impact Report/Statement. Call (800-881-5799) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
the project team for more information.
San Jose to Merced
The San Jose to Merced section is currently in Stage 2, Planning: Alternative Analysis.Learn more about the stages of the project.
San Francisco - San Jose
Merced - Fresno