KICK START PROJECT
As part of the Monterey County Rail Extension Kick Start project, TAMC is constructing improvements at the Salinas train station. Also known as the Intermodal Transportation Center, the site is in downtown Salinas on State Route 183 (Market Street), a walkable distance (0.2 miles) to the Monterey Salinas Transit (MST) bus center and the main employment areas of downtown Salinas.
The Kick Start Project is divided into three packages as follows:
- Package 1: Salinas station improvements: Lincoln Avenue extension, parking, and circulation.
- Package 2: Salinas train layover facility and track improvements.
- Package 3: Gilroy station and track improvements.
The station improvements include a new direct access point to downtown Salinas with the extension of Lincoln Avenue across Market Street, a five-bay bus transfer area, bike lanes and bike lockers, safe pedestrian crossings and sidewalks, and commuter parking.
The Salinas Rail Station will integrate new passenger rail service to the San Francisco Bay Area with existing service by Amtrak intercity trains and buses, MST local buses, and Greyhound intercity buses.
TAMC is making tremendous progress on the project, expecting site paving to take place in March 2020. Recent activities include the construction of on-site stormwater percolation areas, relocation of utilities, site leveling and grading, installation of new lighting, planting areas with irrigation and landscaping, and construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and retaining walls.
THANK YOU to Salinas Gateway Apartments and Kasavan Architects for the assistance in acquiring rooftop photos demonstrating the progression.