San Joaquin Corridor Positive Train Control Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, Headquarters
Document Title
San Joaquin Corridor Positive Train Control Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation, Division of Rail proposes to fund capital improvements to the BNSF and UP main line infrastructure with Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds in order to support a PTC system along designated alignments. Under existing conditions, train computer systems communicate with a network operating center. Trains may proceed on the track when given authority by the network operating center, at authorized speeds based upon local conditions, including the distance to and speed of other trains, track conditions and railroad maintenance activities.

Contact Information

Royce Gotcher
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation, Division of Rail
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of the installation of a PTC safety system along the tracks that comprise the San Joaquin Corridor; safety alterations to existing utility systems, such as a rail system, that do not expand the capacity of the existing system. The PTC project facilities will be installed within the railroad rights-of-way based upon avoiding significant environmental resources that occur along the corridor alignment. The proposed project does not forecast any potential for significant adverse environmental impacts.

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