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Solano County Rail Plan

Presently, Solano County has one rail station along The Capitol Corridor Route. As part of a multi-pronged and multi-million dollar plan to address serious traffic problems and other issues, including air quality, the county plans to build three additional rail stations. The present plan was driven largely by local political processes, which left out important stake-holders, such as Travis AFB.

This site documents a potential alternate rail plan which was largely developed as a college project in 2001-2002. The alternate plan was developed using modern Geographic Information Systems (GIS), economic, environmental, and demographic analysis. It is a data-driven plan which promises to benefit the most people in the county in a more even handed manner.

The alternate plan selects sites based on factors likely to improve ridership. Ridership is the single most important factor in the success of a rail station. The factors considered include nearness to population concentrations, access to …

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