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 Station Improvements at the 13th &
 16th Street Light Rail Stations

Link to CADA Workshop information page

RT, in partnership with the Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA) and the City of Sacramento, has completed improvements at the 13th & 16th Street light rail stations! This project was to renovate and improve connectivity to the 13th Street and 16th Street light rail stations, which are within the R Street Corridor redevelopment area.  The project was implemented by RT (for the work within the light rail stations) and the City of Sacramento (for access improvements, lighting and signage on sidewalks leading to the stations).  RT wishes to recognize the efforts Callander Associates Landscape Architecture Inc., Zeiger Engineers, Inc. (Electrical), C&C Construction, Inc. (general contractor), and Weckworth Construction (steel and electrical contractor).  RT's portion of the project cost was $1,080,350.

In 2003, the Friends of Light and Transit hosted a public workshop to address the lack of amenities and poor condition of the 16th Street light rail station. The workshop resulted in a joint project between CADA, the City of Sacramento, and Regional Transit to improve the 13th and 16th Street Light Rail Stations. In 2004, this partnership applied for and received a grant from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Community Design Program in the amount of $1.6 Million.  The grant is administered by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Of the $190,000 required local match, $90,000 came from CADA tax increment revenues, and $100,000 was contributed by RT from Measure A funds.  RT also received $79,823 of Federal Section 5307 Transportation Enhancement funds and 34,125 of State Transit Assistance for the project.

The station improvements will benefit area transit uses and pedestrians who live and work in the area. Additionally, the improvements will help drive the community development efforts of the CADA and the redevelopment goals of the R Street Corridor. The project would not have been possible without the combined efforts of CADA, the City of Sacramento, and RT in addition to the funding from SACOG.  CADA and RT will continue to work together to identify funding for additional improvements that were designed for the project but were not funded.

Scope of Work  (revised 7/3/08)

13th Street Station:

  • Shelters on raised boarding platforms
  • Cosmetic improvements to existing shelter
  • Additional light poles
  • New seating
  • Miscellaneous plant replacements
  • Miscellaneous tree and shrub pruning
  • Repainting

16th Street Station:

  • New raised boarding platform and removal of existing vertical lift
  • Shelters on raised boarding platforms
  • Additional light poles
  • New seating
  • Removal of seat walls on south side
  • Increased sitting/standing pavement area on south side
  • Re-landscaping
  • Repainting

Both stations have also received sidewalk improvements and directional signage within a 1-block radius, as well as other improvements to be constructed by the City.

Construction Schedule:

  • Federal Authorization to Advertise: 3/17/09
  • Construction Contract Awarded 6/24/09
  • Construction Notice to Proceed 8/24/09
  • Construction Completion Late June 2010 (Completed)



Click on the following links to view or download the following PDF files as they are available.

Renderings of 16th Street Station Shelters (6/30/08)

16th Street Overview

16th Street Station Main

16th Street North

16th Street South

Results of July 30, 2007 public workshop

Powerpoint Presentation at July 30, 2007 public workshop

Results of April 25, 2007 public workshop

Environmental Notice of Determination filed June 23, 2007

Environmental Negative Declaration approved March 13, 2006

RT Board Resolution:

Exhibit 1 - Initial Study

Exhibit 2 - MMRP

Exhibit 3 - MMRP Table

Exhibit 4 - Negative Declaration


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