Since 1989, SLOCOG has been a member of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency. LOSSAN seeks to increase ridership, revenue, capacity, reliability, and safety on the coastal rail corridor from San Diego to Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo. Other members are rail owners and operators and regional transportation planning agencies along the six-county coastal corridor.
Also known as Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner Corridor, more than 2.7 million intercity passengers use the 351-mile LOSSAN corridor each year. Together with more than five million commuter passengers using either Metrolink or COASTER, it is one of the busiest passenger rail corridors in the nation and Amtrak’s second busiest.
Member agencies, working together, have been successful in securing funding for intercity rail programs. The State of California has invested more than $1 billion in the corridor, along with $200 million from Amtrak, and more than $600 million by local member agencies.
Since 1996, LOSSAN has secured $24 million in federal funds for corridor projects including grade separations in the Cities of Solana Beach, Commerce, and Fullerton. LOSSAN also obtained federal funds for the Del Mar Bluffs Stabilization Project. In addition, Caltrans and LOSSAN member agencies have been awarded almost $120 million in federal capital grants for high priority capital projects since 2009.
LOSSAN advocates to (1) preserve and enhance funds for intercity rail capital and operations, (2) maintain and enhance service frequency and quality, (3) support efforts to increase safety and security of the rail corridor, and (4) help promote community and transit-oriented development.
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For vendors interested in doing business with the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency, information on upcoming procurements can be found here.