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Ripon seeks federal help to finance new station for ACE rail

Each year, San Joaquin County will send transportation leaders along with elected officials and regional advocates to Washington, D.C., to meet with key leaders in the administration and Congress about specific policy issues and projects important to this area.

These delegates, as part of the San Joaquin One Voice program – coordinated by the San Joaquin Council of Governments, comprised of the cities of Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Tracy, Escalon, Lathrop and Ripon – are gearing up for that annual trip in May.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Ripon City Council will look again at submitting a Regional Project (Ripon Multi-Modal Station) and Local Project (South San Joaquin Irrigation District Surface Water Project) for San Joaquin One Voice Advocacy Trip 2020.

Elected leaders could possibly look at sending one of their own to Washington D.C. as a representative during the 6 p.m. open session inside the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.

The Modal Station is the proposed 10,000 square foot rail station near downtown Ripon, consisting of off-street parking, community meeting room, a bus loading and staging area, and a future platform for the ACE train.

The Surface Water Supply project is a plan that would supplement the City of Ripon’s municipal groundwater supply by providing treated water from SSJID by constructing a pipeline from SSJID’s existing surface water transmission pipeline located at the intersection of Jack Tone Road and French Camp Road, to the city’s water distributing system – included would be a booster pump station.

Council members, in addition, will look at:

  • Accepting the work completed by McFadden Construction Inc. on the River Road Widening Project.
  • Awarding the base bid contract for the Colony & Hoff Signal Project to Pacific Excavation in the amount of $428,585 – the project will be financed via CMAQ (Community Multi-scale Air Quality Model) grant and the city’s AB1600 Capital Transportation Fund.
  • Approving and authorizing Mayor Jake Parks to sign the service agreement (not to exceed $9,200) with HCS Engineering, Inc. to provide services for the installation of the license plate readers in Caltrans right of way.
  • Recognizing the Ripon High football team’s state championship with a team proclamation.
  • Amending the “Water System Service” of the Ripon Municipal Code.

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