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 County. In the future, four additional members may join the committee from counties outside of the ones listed above.