Downtown-Natomas-Airport Line Breaks Ground

PHOTOS COURTESY BECKY HEIECK, NORTH NATOMAS TMA


The Sacramento Regional Transit District this morning hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to introduce the Green Line to the River District.

The first phase of the Downtown Natomas Airport light rail extension – now referred to as the Green Line to the Airport – will extend light rail 1.1 miles north to Richards Boulevard and 7th Street at the Township 9 development. Service is scheduled to begin in November 2010, connecting downtown Sacramento to the River District.

Dignitaries on hand included Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui – U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin Johnson – Mayor, City of Sacramento, Steve Cohn – Councilmember, City of Sacramento; Chair, RT Board of Directors, Ray Tretheway – Councilmember, City of Sacramento; Member, RT Board of Directors, Roger Dickinson – Supervisor, County of Sacramento; Member; RT Board of Directors, Suheil Totah – Vice President of Development, Thomas Enterprises, Inc., Steve Goodwin – President, Township 9; President, The River District Board of Directors, and Mike Wiley – General Manager/CEO, RT.