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ACE Train Receives Grant to Begin Saturday Service for Passengers
February 24, 2018
The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) passenger rail service was awarded a grant through the State Rail Assistance (SRA) fund by the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA).
These funds will go to support a brand new Saturday service on the main line for ACE between Stockton and San Jose. This weekend program will help ACE service support more leisure travel to the Bay Area, with the ability to connect to events and activities in San Jose, Levi’s Stadium, and San Francisco. The benefits of ACE Saturday service also include improved air quality and reduced traffic congestion, as well as an alternative to driving through impacted Bay Area roads such as the I-580 and I-680 corridors.
Saturday service has been a strong request amongst passengers of ACE, and would not be possible without the passage of the SB 1 - Road Repair and Accountability Act. CalSTA listed ACE Saturday service as a top project in the early rounds of SB 1 grants due to growing ridership and project feasibility.
“Our efforts are focused on offering a service that meets the needs expressed by our passengers, so that more people choose to take the trains. Thanks to SB 1 this has been made possible,” said Stacey Mortensen, San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) Executive Director.
For more information about SB 1 projects, contact Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary for Transportation, at (916) 323-5400 if you have any questions regarding the SRA program or any other project funding related to the SB 1 - Road Repair and Accountability Act. To monitor projects funded under the SB 1 - Road Repair and Accountability Act, visit www.rebuildingca.ca.gov.
ACE, started in 1998 and serving over one million riders annually, runs four daily round trips starting at the Cabral Station in Downtown Stockton and stops in Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Vasco Road, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Great America, Santa Clara and San Jose’s Diridon station. For more information on ACE, please visit www.acerail.com.