Rail Committee

Rail Committee

About San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee

The purpose of the San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee (SJVRC) is to discuss and formulate suggestions and ideas for improvements to the Amtrak San Joaquins passenger train service. The SJVRC was established in 1987 and was managed by Caltrans until the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) took over management in 2015. The SJVRC is part of a larger grassroots effort by the SJJPA to engage and inform citizens about the San Joaquin Rail Service.


On October 9, 2015, the SJVRC met and adopted new bylaws. These bylaws changed the structure of the Committee. Elected officials no longer serve on the Committee. SJVRC is now a citizen-based committee.

The SJVRC meets 2-4 times a year. Counties authorized to have members include: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Mariposa. A single member represents San Francisco and Butte Counties. In the future, four additional members may join the committee from counties outside of the ones listed above.

Coalition Support Letter

Upcoming Meetings

Date: Tue, March 7th, 2023

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Meeting ID: 233 155 279 031
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Previous Meetings

Date: Tue, December 13, 2022
SJVRC Agenda

Date: Fri, March 11, 2022
SJVRC Agenda / Presentation

Date: Fri, June 29, 2021
SJVRC Agenda

Date: Fri, March 5, 2021
SJVRC Agenda /SJVRC Presentation 

Date: Fri, October 9, 2020
SJVRC Agenda / SJVRC Presentation

Friday, March 13, 2020
SJVRC Agenda / SJVRC Presentation

November 11, 2019
Agenda / Presentation

March 8, 2018
Agenda /Presentation

August 10, 2018
Agenda / Presentation

October 20, 2017

March 3, 2017
Agenda / Presentation 

If you have any questions regarding the San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee you may contact:
Rene Gutierrez, Associate Planner
[email protected]

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