An expansion of the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train to Modesto is an exciting idea that one day could become reality. Praises to Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, for favoring the expansion. We hope the San Joaquin Rail Commission stays on track and brings Modesto “all aboard!”
Currently, commuters and other travelers use the Modesto ACE Express bus to shuttle to the Lathrop/Manteca ACE train station, but that eats up time. Modesto needs a station and trains. Like Denham, I consider ACE travel and fares a good value for riders to connect with a wide ranging number of Northern California destinations.
Besides using ACE for work and business, one can ride to Santa Clara to Great America and the 49ers stadium. Northern California market forces are not limited to supporting automobile, bus and airline systems alone. Denham is ACEing ahead for future expansion.
Throughout its history, ACE has remained well planned and financed. Tired of congestion that borders on insanity? Don’t pass up this express opportunity to travel on the wheels of affordable convenience.
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Charlie Gay, Ripon