SJCOG to Host Healthy Communities Seminar

Air quality and many other factors impact the health of our communities. If there are particulates and pollutants filling the air, data shows that it heavily affects communities, causing asthma, disease, and higher mortality rates. Continue reading

RTD brings community to commute

It’s midday at the downtown RTD station. Temperatures are nearing the triple digits, but the station is buzzing with activity – the humming of bus engines, the chattering of people on the outside benches and inside the cooler waiting area. A woman in a pink flowered shirt chats happily with an RTD worker. Continue reading

A first look at what residents think about regional transportation

To gather input from the public regarding current and future transportation needs, SJCOG staff administered a survey throughout Spring 2017. The survey was available in English and Spanish and was administered via hard copy, as well as online web format and distributed through multiple channels including:

  • 2018 RTP/SCS Community-Based Outreach Mini-Grant program activities;
  • RTP/SCS Working Group and SJCOG standing committees;
  • SJCOG community outreach at local events;
  • Mini-presentations a local organizations; and
  • via SJCOG social media, press release, and email lists.

SJCOG received more than 850 responses to the survey, representing a broad sample of residents throughout San Joaquin County (see Table 1).

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SJCOG Accepting Applications for Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

SJCOG is searching for individuals interested in serving as either an Agriculture Industry Advocate or a Transit Advocate on the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).  Continue reading

The team behind the trains

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The members of ACE Rail Maintenance Team. From left to right: Don Johnston, Carlos Jimenez, Rudy Deleon, and Tony Garcia (Not pictured – Carlos Morales)

Before commuters have poured their first cup of morning coffee, wheels are already in motion to keep ACE Train wheels rolling smoothly all day long.

Meet the ACE Rail Maintenance Team – the five-person crew, who ensure the quality and safety of the day’s travels along the tracks through the famed Altamont Pass.  Continue reading

Notice of Availability: ACEforward Draft Environmental Impact Report

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), acting as lead agency under the ACECalifornia Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for ACEforward. The full Notice of Availability (NOA) and the DEIR provide a full description of the project and can be viewed online at: Continue reading

CTC approves $328 million in new funding for state’s infrastructure system


In an effort to rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $328 million to 88 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. Continue reading