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File #: 18-1077    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/3/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/18/2018 Final action: 9/18/2018
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, recommending the Board 1) Approve and sign the Excursion License Agreement between Placerville Sacramento Valley Rail Road (P&SVRR) and the Sacramento Placerville Transportation Corridor Joint Powers Authority (SPTC JPA) for the operation of an excursion rail service on a portion of the SPTC, consenting to excursion rail use on limited portions of the SPTC within El Dorado County for some special events only with prior approval by the County; and 2) Acknowledge that any potential capital improvements requested by P&SVRR would require subsequent Board approval. (Est. 10 Min.) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - PSVRR License Agreement 110817 redline, 2. B - PSVRR Lic Agmt 110817 clean version, 3. C - 06-21-18 PRC Meeting Minutes, 4. D - Blue Route, 5. Public Comment Rcvd 9-17-18 BOS 9-18-18, 6. Public Comment Rcvd 9-13-18, 7. License Agreement for Excursion Rail Operations
Related files: 16-0399, 12-0116
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Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, recommending the Board
1) Approve and sign the Excursion License Agreement between Placerville Sacramento Valley Rail Road (P&SVRR) and the Sacramento Placerville Transportation Corridor Joint Powers Authority (SPTC JPA) for the operation of an excursion rail service on a portion of the SPTC, consenting to excursion rail use on limited portions of the SPTC within El Dorado County for some special events only with prior approval by the County; and
2) Acknowledge that any potential capital improvements requested by P&SVRR would require subsequent Board approval. (Est. 10 Min.)

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Sacramento Placerville Transportation Corridor Joint Powers Authority (SPTC-JPA) was formed in October 1991 to provide for the acquisition and preservation of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company's 53-mile Placerville Branch railroad Corridor, and to provide reciprocal use agreements for transportation and transportation preservation uses. The member agencies are the County of El Dorado, the County of Sacramento, the City of Folsom, and the Sacramento Regional Transit District. Each member agency appoints one member to the Board and the Board members appoint a member at large. The SPTC-JPA is funded by each Member agency contributing an equal share towards an annual Operating Budget approved by the SPTC-JPA Board. In September 1996, the SPTC-JPA purchased the right-of-way from the Southern Pacific Transportation Company. The JPA is the legal owner of the Rail Corridor with responsibility to ensure the Corridors continuity, to preserve the reciprocal rights of member agencies, and to provide a forum to prevent and resolve disputes between the member agencies.

The JPA released a Request for Proposal for Excursion Rail in January 2008 for the operation of an excursion rail service on a 26-mile portion of the Rail Corridor between the "Folsom Wye" (approximately milepost 111) In the City o...

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