The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) is working to bring passenger rail service to the Coachella Valley, and they need to hear from you! 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.
In addition to contributing to less traffic and cleaner air, rail service from Los Angeles to Indio is essential for equitable access to and from our Coachella Valley communities to the rest of Southern California. It would allow more visitors, locals and workers at all income levels to travel for leisure, employment opportunities, and business, thus improving the local economy and quality of life for our residents. This rail service is also key to sustainable growth in the Coachella Valley, as the addition of regular, reliable rail service would increase the ease of rail travel from other, more populated areas of Riverside County, encouraging job growth in tourism by increasing our employee pool.
Public comment is open now through July 6, 2021, to let RCTC know the Coachella Valley and Indio supports rail service! Learn more and lend your support here!