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Project Update – August 2016

The Green Line to the Airport project team continues progress with the technical analysis for the Draft Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Study (EIR/EIS). These studies will continue through 2016 and 2017.

Beginning next week on Monday, August 15, the project team will be conducting noise and vibration testing at 25 locations along the proposed route for about one week. These measurements will be used to compare existing noise and vibration conditions along the corridor against levels during construction and operation of the new light rail line.

The noise and vibration testing will occur at various locations along the proposed route and near the proposed maintenance facility on Academy Way. The equipment will be installed at each location for no more than 24 hours collecting important noise and vibration data. The equipment will not impact traffic or public access along the corridor. You may see monitoring equipment near trees, fences, and utility structures or may receive a knock on the door notifying you of upcoming testing near your property. The testing equipment will be labeled with a Green Line Project tag and contact information if you have any questions.

What’s Next?

Over the next few months, the project team will:

  • Continue to meet with state and federal agencies regarding sensitive biological resources, the American River crossing, flood hazards, and cultural resources
  • Prepare ridership forecasts, including estimates of the passengers that may be riding the Green Line to exciting new venues along the corridor such as the Golden 1 Center, the Major League Soccer Stadium, and the Kaiser regional medical facility
  • Develop visual simulations to illustrate how the future Green Line will look

For more information about the Green Line to the Airport project, visit the project website at

Uniting Sacramento with the world

California’s capital is looking to build a light rail line to its international airport.  But this may take a while, reports David Lustig. 

Planning and building a new light rail line, even with the tacit backing of the majority of citizens, can still involve a complicated and lengthy process to bring it to completion.  That is exactly the situation Sacramento Regional Transit District is facing with its proposed Green Line from the city centre to the airport, 21 km to the northwest.

Read the full article at Metro Report – Uniting Sacramento with the World – March 2016.

Green Line to the Airport Community Open House Scoping Meetings

Regional Transit hosted a series of community open house scoping meetings for the Green Line to the Airport project on December 1 – 3 in North Natomas, Downtown Sacramento, and South Natomas.  To learn more about the project and view the materials presented, please click the links below.  Check back here for a summary of the meetings and the feedback received.

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Regional Transit Considers Expanding Green Line to Airport

NATOMAS — Riding Regional Transit’s rails is fact of life for many around Sacramento.

“Oh, every day. I use it for work … so,” said Madison Hoang.

The system logs 13.5 million passenger trips a year, and Lynn Linzi thought for sure some of her own rides would be among that number long before now.

“When we moved here in 2001, they made it sound like it was coming in three to four years, and we’re still waiting,” she said.

At a Tuesday night project open house, Linzi liked the look she got at the expansion plans she’s been waiting on.

To view the news clip on Fox 40, click here.

RT to Hold Community Fourms on Green Line, Airport Light Rail Extension Project

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) will host three community open house meetings to share information and receive feedback regarding the Green Line to the Airport light rail extension project. As part of the environmental planning process, the community is invited to share ideas on considerations to be addressed in the draft environmental studies.

To read the full article in the Sac Observer, click here.

Light-rail extension to airport to be aired at community meetings this week

The Sacramento Regional Transit District will hold three community meetings this week to discuss extension of light rail’s Green Line to Sacramento International Airport.

As part of the environmental planning process, the community is invited to share ideas about what ought to be addressed in the draft environmental studies.

The project will extend light rail approximately 13 miles from the 7th & Richards/Township 9 station to the airport. The route is close to several planned high-density, mixed-use neighborhoods as well as regional employment and entertainment destinations in downtown Sacramento and the Natomas area, according to an RT news release.

To read the full article in the Sac Bee, please click here.

Upcoming Scoping Meetings

Join the project team and RT for upcoming scoping meetings in your area in December to kick off the environmental process for the Green Line to the Airport project.

North Natomas

Tuesday, December 1
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Natomas Park Elementary School
4700 Crest Drive, Sacramento

Downtown Sacramento

Wednesday, December 2
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Downtown Sacramento Public Library
828 I Street, Sacramento

South Natomas

Thursday, December 3
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
South Natomas Community Center
2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento