Client: City of Sacramento Economic Development Office
Location: Sacramento, CA
Size: Railroad Station & Related Development
Cost: Total Construction Value Unknown, Study Only
Completion Date: 2003 – Conceptual Planning
Anil Verma Associates (AVA), Inc. was a consultant to the city of Sacramento for the development of a multimodal transportation center at the 38-acre site of an operational existing railroad station. AVA provided rail and vehicular transportation planning services for this major intermodal joint development project. On-site, local, and regional transportation issues were reviewed, analyzed, and the station was then planned for future growth and conceptualized in urban design scenarios. This intermodal transit center was projected to handle over 30,000 passengers per day by the year 2020. The planning process required close coordination with a large number of transit agencies and stakeholders and included extensive community involvement through a series of on-going community workshops and presentations.
The Sacramento Intermodal Transportation Center is a dynamic facility that will be a vital hub for the regional ground transportation network, and will ultimately support not only several transit systems, but a thriving commercial, retail, and residential development with recreational and entertainment facilities. The project involved integrating the historic rail depot and related structures into a modern multi-modal facility. It will incorporate numerous transit modes, including Amtrak, the CCJPA Capitol Corridor Commuter, San Joaquin Corridor Rail Lines, Light Rail Transit, Amtrak, Greyhound regional buses, regional transit buses, Union Pacific freight rail traffic, and possibly the future inner and intra-state High-Speed Rail System. Interstate Freeway 5 Ramps will be reconfigured and 6th and 7th Streets will have tunneled access below the existing railroad tracks to ease congestion in the area. Pedestrian walkways link up with the existing Railroad Technology Museum (exhibiting old trains) and provide convenient pedestrian linkage to Old Sac (historic Sacramento development which is now a thriving retail/entertainment tourist attraction). The entire development was designed in the context of the old historic railroad depot, which becomes the centerpiece of the multimodal transit center which will be the hub of the local and regional transportation network.