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RailPAC Submits letter of support for Riverside-Downtown Station Improvements Project

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Mr. David Lewis

Capital Projects Manager

Attn: Riverside-Downtown Station Improvements Project

Riverside County Transportation Commission

4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor

Riverside, CA 92501

Email: stationproject@rctc.org

February 17, 2022

Subject: Public Comment on Riverside-Downtown Station Improvements

Dear Mr. Lewis,

The Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada (RailPAC) is a 501c3 volunteer group of railroad professionals and advocates that has campaigned for improved personal mobility in California and the west since 1978. RailPAC appreciates the strong support that the Riverside community has shown for passenger rail service over the years. 

RailPAC fully supports the Riverside-Downtown Station Improvements project under development by RCTC and Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink), in collaboration with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  Adding a new platform and tracks will enable Riverside-Downtown Station to serve more passengers with increased train frequency, while reducing congestion and delays for both passenger and freight trains. The pedestrian access improvements to be built as part of the project will improve the passenger experience, and make train travel more convenient and accessible.

RailPAC hopes that the Riverside-Downtown Station Improvements are completed as soon as possible.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Brian Yanity

Vice President- South and Board Member,

Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada (RailPAC)