Sacramento has construction and planning for three urban-rail projects.
First, the current state of its light-rail system. It has 4 lines radiating out from its downtown core. The east line to E Sac and Folsom and the west line to the Amtrak station are grouped as the Yellow Line, and the northeast line toward Roseville and the south line toward S Sac are grouped as the Blue Line.
Downtown-Natomas-Airport Transit Alternatives Analysis/Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Report
Under construction: the first part of the Green Line, which will run from the downtown core north in 7th St. across the railyards to Richards Blvd.
Planned: to go from there to Sacramento International Airport. The route: north across the American River to Truxel Rd., then E Commerce Wy., then Meister Wy., then the airport.
I can't find any construction updates there, so I have to go to Press Releases - Sacramento Regional Transit
. Recent news on the Green Line. The new 8th and H Sts station is now open; it is near the 7th and I Sts one (PR Jan 6, 2012). The overhead cables are now electrified (PR Nov 14, 2011).
The South Line - Phase 2
to Cosumnes River College in south Sacramento. There was a groundbreaking for a parking garage there, and the South Line extension to there is stated to open June 2015 (PR Nov 4, 2011).
Sacramento Press / Sacramento gets on track for streetcars
City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with a plan to bring a modern, electric version of the single car “trolleys” to connect neighborhoods in the central city and make getting around town easier for residents, workers and visitors. ...
The study suggested four route plans for the central city and three more to allow connection to eastern Midtown, Sacramento State, Oak Park and the UC Davis Medical Center.
Routes are also suggested for major development areas, including the railyards, The River District and the Arden Fair Mall/Cal Expo areas, according to the study summary. ...
With its vote of approval, the City Council recommended city staff work in partnership with the city of West Sacramento, Regional Transit and the Yolo County Transportation District to pursue a federal grant for the starter line.
Once the funding is in place and environmental studies and design plans are completed, construction of the starter line is anticipated to take 18 months.
The Streetcar Study
, discussed several routes, 8 of them in or near downtown Sacramento, and 1 of them in Davis, CA. The initial line, from east to west:
19th St. -- J, L Sts. -- 13th St. -- K St. -- (light-rail line to the Amtrak station) -- 3rd St. -- Capitol Mall -- Tower Bridge across the Sacramento River -- West Capitol Ave. in West Sacramento