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File #: 2021-0208    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/23/2021 In control: Board of Port Commissioners
On agenda: 6/15/2021 Final action:
Title: INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION FROM SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (SANDAG) STAFF ON THE SAN DIEGO - LOSSAN REGIONAL RAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS STUDY UPDATE
Attachments: 1. 10. Draft Presentation
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DATE: June 15, 2021

SUBJECT:

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INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION FROM SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (SANDAG) STAFF ON THE SAN DIEGO - LOSSAN REGIONAL RAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS STUDY UPDATE
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

SANDAG Staff will provide an informational presentation on the status of the San Diego - LOSSAN Regional Rail Corridor Improvements study currently underway. The LOSSAN rail corridor is a 351-mile stretch of rail line that connects counties between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. The LOSSAN corridor is the second busiest rail corridor in the country and is a critical goods movement link for the San Diego region. The study will identify improvements along the corridor that will reduce travel times, increase capacity, and enhance the safety along the corridor.


RECOMMENDATION:

Recommendation
Receive the presentation from SANDAG Staff on the San Diego - LOSSAN Reginal Rail Corridor improvements.
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FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact to this agenda item.

COMPASS STRATEGIC GOALS:

This agenda item supports the following Strategic Goal(s).

* A Port that the public understands and trusts.
* A thriving and modern maritime seaport.

DISCUSSION:

Background

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor is a 351-mile stretch of rail line that connects six southern California counties between San Luis Obispo and San Diego. The LOSSAN track is shared between both passenger and freight rail services and is the nation's second busiest passenger rail corridor. Almost eight million passengers use the corridor's intercity and commuter rail services annually. The rail corridor is also the only viable freight rail connection to the San Diego Region, carrying $1 billion in goods annually, including many of the automobiles that are imported through the Port's National City Marine Terminal.

The San Diego subdivision of the LOSSAN corridor is the 60.1 mile stretch from the Orange County/San Diego County line to downtown ...

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