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New Train Stop Coming to Indio

Founded as a Southern Pacific Railroad stop in 1876, Indio will once again regain its rightful place as a major transportation and economic hub of the Coachella Valley with the construction of a new train station platform at the Indio Transit Center located near downtown at 83100 Indio Boulevard. The need for rail service has been advocated by residents and local leaders for decades, and the success of the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals that bring in more than 300,000 people every April has created a demand for alternative forms of transportation. The train platform is expected to be constructed by Spring 2020. The $8.6 million dollar project is funded by the California State Transportation Agency and State Rail Assistance Program funded by the gas tax. The Riverside County Transportation Commission is overseeing the project and working closely with the City of Indio. Efforts continue to develop a long-term San Gorgonio-Coachella Valley Rail Corridor Service that proposes two daily round-trips using Amtrak service between Los Angeles and Indio. To provide feedback on this project or to propose other ideas to improve mobility in Indio and the region, go to rebootmycommute.org

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