Future Planning

Interstate 205 Managed Lanes 

Measure K is funding an environmental analysis of a project that will be years in the making —
widening and other improvements to Interstate 205 providing easier, safer travel from the San 
Joaquin region to jobs, entertainment and recreation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Right now 
I-205 through Tracy sees heavy truck and commuter traffic and congestion. The analysis for the
I-205 Manage Lanes project will look at possibly including carpool lanes, bus and/or passenger
rail service in the median, and toll lanes, the first in the region. And depending on the ultimate
plan, overpasses, underpasses and interchanges will be altered as needed. Up to four transit
hubs could include park-and-ride lots, electric vehicle charging stations, and bus and train
stops, making it easier for commuters and others to get around. The project approval and

environmental document are scheduled to be completed in fall 2023.

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Fiber Readiness Plan 

A recommendation from a transportation innovation study to better understand emerging
technologies that may affected regional transportation was a pilot project called the Fiber
Readiness Plan. The plan is envisioned to include best practices and recommendations for
defining a clear process for preparing the region for expanded high-speed internet through
widespread fiber optic construction. This will help jurisdictions, local partners, and other
stakeholders in understanding where fiber optic could have the most impact and guide
decision-makers on phasing in fiber optic infrastructure throughout the region. Fiber
Readiness Plan for the San Joaquin region is expected in spring 2022. Preparing the region
for fiber optic network may expand access to high-speed internet, benefiting individuals,
employers, and implementation of advanced technologies.

Fiber Readiness Plan graphic

The Altamont Corridor Vision

Rail transit into the future. This long-term plan will establish a universal rail corridor
connecting the San Joaquin Valley and the Tri-Valley to San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco
and the Peninsula. This project will aid in reducing congestion, decreasing travel time,
improving efficiency, and making overall improvements across Northern California.
SJRRC is also in the planning and environmental phases for a more than $1 billion Valley
Rail service expansion of ACE Rail and Amtrak San Joaquins. The Valley Rail Program will
mean more daily round trips for the Amtrak San Joaquins and extend ACE Rail service
between Sacramento and Merced. The San Joaquins train and thruway bus network would
also be converted to renewable diesel fuel and will be a key component to improving air
quality in the region. The project is currently unfunded, but ACE is seeking shorter-term
improvements to the rail over the Altamont Pass.

Locomotive Map