The possible future of transportation in Elk Grove took center stage on Aug. 2 as community members heard details on a proposed multi-modal facility that could serve as a one-stop place for boarding light rail or transferring from buses to trains.
This project intends to improve local and regional transportation, reduce congestion, and further the city’s economic improvements and developments.
Mike Costa, senior transit planner for the city of Elk Grove and the main speaker at the community open house, emphasized that a multi-modal facility could “be many different things.”
“It can actually be connections with buses, with rail, whether that be heavy rail or light rail,” he said. “It could be connections to cars, potential park-and-ride facilities. It can be connections with transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft.
“Different pedestrian facilities can connect to multi-modal, different bike trails can connect to multi-modal. So, it basically is just a place where multiple modes of transportation meet up in one place.”
Elk Grove’s e-tran system currently has buses that travel within the city of Elk Grove and to downtown Sacramento, and has bus connections to the light rail station at Cosumnes River College.
About 25 local residents visited the Elk Grove City Council Chambers to view the project plans.
The city is currently considering the following locations: 1) Adjacent to the railroad tracks, north of Bilby Road; 2) near the intersection of Elk Grove and Franklin boulevards; 3) near the future Elk Grove Civic…
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