By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 16, 2020
The U.S. DOT has awarded a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for the Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project. It is one of two awards to the state of California during the FY 2020 cycle and the only rail project in the U.S. to be selected.
The BUILD grant application was prepared by the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The $237 million project would improve mobility through the busiest, most congested at-grade rail junction in California. The construction of a grade separation at this at-grade crossing will make this rail infrastructure more efficient and predictable for both current and future use.