• Transfers leadership and funding to San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
• “We can expedite improvements at the local level”
If commuter rail service between San Joaquin County and Silicon Valley is to improve, it’s now on the shoulders of the Stockton-based San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority board of directors has transferred full leadership and funding for rail planning in the Altamont Corridor to the commission.
How much money, if any, will transfer has not been announced.
The Altamont Corridor Express, which connects the Central Valley and Silicon Valley via the Altamont Corridor and serves a million commuters per year, is run by the commission.