Office of Community and Economic Development
Fresno State

550 E Shaw Avenue Suite 230
Fresno CA 93710

559 278 0721


Dan Leavitt
San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Commission

Priority 4

San Joaquin Rail Service runs from Bakersfield to Oakland to Sacramento, currently the fifth busiest intercity rail line in the nation. SJ Rail Service runs seven daily round trips with more than 1.2 million passengers riding annually. Numerous thruway buses provide connecting service throughout California and to Las Vegas.

2016 Report

During the first half of 2016, the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) successfully deployed the 7th daily round trip of the Amtrak San Joaquins. This was the first additional round trip added between Oakland and Bakersfield in more than two decades. SJJPA is now focusing on grassroots marketing of the service to increase ridership and continuing its efforts to improve and expand the Amtrak San Joaquins. See Full Report

  1. Infrastructure to allow for implementation of 6th-11th Daily Round Trips to the Bay Area
  2. Infrastructure upgrades to allow expanded service to Sacramento
  3. Layover facilities in Merced and Fresno for Mid-Corridor Starts/Ends
  4. Safety Improvements (Grade Separations/Crossing Improvements/Road Closures)
  5. Martinez – Oakland Coliseum Track Improvements
  6. New Stations
  7. New Equipment