Coachella Valley-San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service Project

RCTC CVR Logo for Phase II

Status: Long Term

Location: Coachella Valley

Type of Project: Rail Corridor

Location: Between Los Angeles and Indio

Construction: Long Range

Investment: Initial Tier 1/Program EIS/EIR $6 million; costs to be determined for future project phases and construction


The Riverside County Transportation Commission, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration and the California Department of Transportation, is working to bring passenger rail service as an alternate mode of travel across southern California, connecting desert communities and attractions with Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.

The proposed Coachella Valley-San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor extends approximately 144 miles between Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley with stops in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties.

RCTC and Caltrans are seeking federal funding for the next phase of work on this regionally transformative project.

Follow the project on Facebook at @CVRailProject.

The Draft Tier 1/Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report comment period was from May 21 to July 6, 2021. The Final Tier 1/Program EIS/EIR was released on June 9, 2022, with the Commission scheduled to take action on the program following a public hearing on July 13, 2022. Please use the Final Tier 1/Program EIS/EIR tab below to view the documents and information about the public hearing.

Station locations, funding, and the timing for the start of construction and service will be identified during the future Tier 2 Project EIS/EIR, once funding for this future phase is secured.

Upcoming Public Hearing

RCTC’s Commission is scheduled to consider certification of the Final Tier 1/Program EIS/EIR during the regularly scheduled Commission meeting on July 13, 2022. The meeting will be held as follows:

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
9:30 a.m.
Board Room – First Floor
County of Riverside Administrative Center
4080 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Special Accommodations.  Should you require special accommodations at the meeting, such as for the hearing impaired or a translator, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (951) 787-7141.  Assistance is provided free of charge. Notification of at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will allow staff to arrange for accommodations.

Past Public Hearings
Public Hearing #1: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
English Presentation

Spanish Presentation
Video en español

Public Hearing #2: Saturday, June 26, 2021
English Presentation
Spanish Presentation
Video en español