2020 - Senate Bill 498 (Hurtado, Melissa), Short-Line Railroad Funding (Dead)
Freight Transportation and Ports
Office of Legislative Affairs
Would have required the California Transportation Commission to establish a two-year competitive grant program for short-line railroad projects using funds from the Trade Corridors Improvement Fund program savings. Eligible project types would have included rail reconstruction, maintenance, upgrade, and replacement, as well as projects that did not exceed $8 million. Of interest to CARB due to freight funding for short rail locomotives. Was not heard in the Assembly Transportation Committee.