Monterey Bay Area Rail Network Integration Study

Map of the 2040 Vision from the 2018 California State Rail Plan

TAMC has just kicked off the work on a Monterey Bay Area Rail Network Integration Study. This work is funded by a Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) grant. The purpose of this study is to lay the groundwork for implementing the 2018 California State Rail Plan in the Monterey Bay Area by determining the optimal options for: rail connectivity and operations, equipment needs, governance, and community benefits for service between Monterey County and Santa Clara County, Monterey and Santa Cruz, and the Coast Rail Corridor. This study will also assist TAMC by providing the data needed to prepare grant applications for funding new stations at Pajaro/Watsonville, Castroville, Soledad and King City. A draft of the study is anticipated to be published in winter 2020.

A presentation outlining the status of the study as of May 2020 is available here.

Passenger Rail Public Survey
We invite you and your community to take this survey to provide your feedback on your priorities and opinions regarding potential new passenger rail service throughout the Monterey Bay Area and the rest of the Central Coast! This survey is designed to take approximately 5 minutes. All questions are optional and may be skipped. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback as the situation develops with regard to COVID-19. In order to provide sufficient time to receive responses, this survey will be open through September 15, 2020. Please provide your feedback and share with others who may be interested!


Para realizar la encuesta en español, haga clic aquí.

Deliverables under this contract will be posted here when available: