New Rail System Connecting Salinas to Bay Area is Picking Up Steam

With $70 million in state funding already on the table for the Salinas Rail Extension, the project is now being designed and needs more space. The Transportation Agency for Monterey County Board members met this week to talk about the project moving forward.

“We;re focusing a lot of energy right now on being able to acquire the properties that will enable us to have Lincoln Avenue extended through to the train station, to be able to have safe and signalized access through the trains station,” said Christina Watson with the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.

The new transportation center and rails service, just off West Market Street, will provide two round trips daily from Salinas to San Jose. It’s mean is to give locals who work or play in the Silicon Valley the chance to escape congestion on Highway 101.

To see the complete interview by KION reporter, Maya Holmes, click onto: http://www.kion546.com/news/commuter-rail-service-to-connect-salinas-to-san-jose/355936699