WE VALUE YOUR INPUT
SJRRC and its project partners are committed to meaningful public engagement throughout the Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project. Community participation is vital to aid in minimizing impacts while meeting passenger and freight rail needs.
On Friday, June 4, 2021, the SJRRC Board of Directors, the CEQA Lead Agency, approved the Final EIR. Click here to view the Final EIR and appendices. The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) serves as the NEPA Lead Agency, under delegation by the Federal Highway Administration, and is concurrently preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Project that is anticipated to be released this fall.
Draft Environmental Document – Circulated on March 15, 2021
SJRRC issued a Notice of Availability of the Draft EIR and bilingual virtual public meeting for the proposed project on March 15, 2021 with a 45-day public review and comment period, which ended at 5 p.m. on April 29, 2021. All input received was documented and will be addressed in the Final EIR, anticipated to be completed this summer. Promotion of the Draft EIR included multilingual advertisements in regional papers, mailers, posters, e-blasts, and social media posts. A Citizen’s Guide to reviewing and commenting on the Draft EIR was also available for pickup at various Stockton repositories.
April 2021 Bilingual Virtual Public Meeting
To provide convenient participation in a safe environment while social distancing, a bilingual virtual public meeting was held on April 6, 2021 during the project’s 45-day public review and comment period for the Draft EIR. Thank you to those who were able to join us and for those who couldn’t participate, please view the meeting recordings and PowerPoints on the Resources page.
September 2020 Virtual Public Meetings
To provide convenient participation in a safe environment while social distancing, three virtual public meetings were hosted in mid-September 2020 during the project’s 45-day public scoping comment period. Thank you to those who were able to join us and for those who couldn’t participate, please view the meeting recordings and PowerPoints on the Resources page.
Notice of Preparation - Launched on Aug. 19, 2020
The Notice of Preparation (NOP) of the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) was published on Aug. 19, 2020. Promotion of the NOP included multilingual advertisements in regional papers, mailers, e-blasts, and social media posts. Suggestions and comments on the scope and content of the EIR/EA were invited from all interested parties for a period of 45 days from Aug. 19 to Oct. 3, 2020. Feedback received during the project’s public comment period were reviewed by the project team as a feasible concept was identified.
News Release / Media Advisories
- SJRRC issues Notice of Availability of Environmental Document for Proposed Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project (March 15, 2021)
- SJRRC Launches New English & Spanish Videos for Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project (Feb. 3, 2021)
- Stockton Diamond Wins $100 Million TCEP Grant from State of California (Dec. 3, 2020)
- Stockton Diamond Wins $20 Million BUILD Grant from USDOT (Sept. 14, 2020)
- SJRRC to Host Virtual Public Meetings for Proposed Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project (Sept. 11, 2020)
- SJRRC Launches Environmental Review for Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project (Aug. 19, 2020)
- Sustainable mobility is key for a Climate-Safe California (May 4, 2021)
- State adds $100 million to Stockton project easing rail travel for Modesto and beyond (Modesto Bee; Dec. 7, 2020)
- $100MM TCEP Grant For Stockton Diamond Grade Separation (Railway Age; Dec. 4, 2020)
- $100M grant will help reduce UP train congestion as rail traffic grows (Manteca/Ripon Bulletin; Dec. 4, 2020)
- $100MM TCEP grant for Stockton Diamond Grade Separation (RT&S; Dec. 4, 2020)
- CTC awards grant to Stockton Grade Separation Project (Progressive Railroading; Dec. 4, 2020)
- Digest: Stockton Diamond project receives $100 million California grant (Trains; Dec. 4, 2020)
- OP-ED: Transparent and responsive cost sharing is the key ingredient for intercity passenger rail (Mass Transit; Oct. 29, 2020)
- Major rail upgrade in Stockton could help travel and freight for Modesto and beyond (Modesto Bee; Sept. 29, 2020)
- Feds chip in $20M for Major Stockton railroad project (Recordnet.com; Sept. 20, 2020)
- Six rail project among 58 receiving BUILD grant capital funding (Trains; Sept. 17, 2020)
- BUILD grant will help decompress most congested rail junction in Calif. (RT&S; Sept. 16, 2020)
- Federal grants awarded to improve freight rail and multimodal traffic flows (Freight Waves; Sept. 16, 2020)
- The Stockton Diamond project lands $20-million BUILD grant (Mass Transit; Sept. 15, 2020)
- U.S. DOT Awards Caltrans $20 Million for Major Rail Project in Stockton (Caltrans; Sept. 15, 2020)
- Rep. McNerney Announces $20 Million BUILD Grant for San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission’s Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project (Congressman McNerney’s Office; Sept. 14, 2020)
- Stockton Diamond Environmental Scoping Information and Virtual Public Meetings (Latino Times; Sept. 2020)
- San Joaquin rail panel begins environmental review of proposed grade separation) (Progressive Railroading; Aug. 20, 2020
THE KEY ACTIVITIES
The project’s engagement program is designed to provide convenient and timely information to educate and inform, as well as seek public participation throughout the environmental planning process, including the following strategies:
MAINTENANCE OF EXTENSIVE CONTACT DATABASESIGN-UP NOW
COMMUNITY MEETINGS & BRIEFINGS (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)REQUEST A PRESENTATION
FORMATION OF A STAKHOLDER WORKING GROUPSWG Participants List
DISTRIBUTE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS THROUGH EMAIL, PRINT & WEBCHECK OUT OUR RESOURCES
HOSTING ONLINE MEETINGS (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)GO TO NEWS & EVENTS
MEDIA COORDINATION INCLUDING SOCIAL MEDIAGo to News & Events