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Light-rail extension to airport to be aired at community meetings this week

The project will extend light rail approximately 13 miles from the 7th & Richards/Township 9 station to the airport.
The project will extend light rail approximately 13 miles from the 7th & Richards/Township 9 station to the airport. aalfaro@sacbee.com

The Sacramento Regional Transit District will hold three community meetings this week to discuss extension of light rail’s Green Line to Sacramento International Airport.

As part of the environmental planning process, the community is invited to share ideas about what ought to be addressed in the draft environmental studies.

The project will extend light rail approximately 13 miles from the 7th & Richards/Township 9 station to the airport. The route is close to several planned high-density, mixed-use neighborhoods as well as regional employment and entertainment destinations in downtown Sacramento and the Natomas area, according to an RT news release.

The community meetings, from 6 to 8 p.m., will occur:

  • Tuesday in the Natomas Park Elementary School Library, 4700 Crest Dr., North Natomas.
  • Wednesday at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., downtown Sacramento.
  • Thursday at the South Natomas Community Center, 2921 Truxel Road, in South Natomas.

Maps of the proposed line will be available at the meetings, along with additional information about the proposed line. Members of the RT staff and project team will be available to answer questions and discuss ideas. A brief presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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