Coachella Valley-San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service Project

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.

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The Draft Tier 1/Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report is available for public review and comment from May 21 to July 6, 2021. Please use the Draft Tier 1/Program EIS/EIR tab below to view the draft document and see the Public Hearings tab below for options to submit public comments.

Station locations, funding, and the timing for the start of construction and service will be identified during the future Tier 2 Project Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report.

Public participation is essential. Southern California residents are encouraged to review the draft environmental document from May 21 to July 6 using the Draft Tier 1/Program EIS/EIR tab above and at libraries at Los Angeles Union Station/Metro Library, Fullerton, Riverside, Colton, Loma Linda, Redlands, Beaumont, Banning, Palm Springs, Indio, and Coachella. Comments may be submitted:

Federal Railroad Administration
Amanda Ciampolillo, Environmental Protection Specialist
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590

  • During two virtual public hearings; the content will be the same at both meetings. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Public Hearing #1: Tuesday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Public Hearing #2: Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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