Rail yards are notorious for contaminated soils and the 150-year-old Sacramento Railyard is no exception. When the Sacramento Regional Transit District decided on light rail improvements to the Sacramento (Amtrak) Station within the railyard, they retained Geocon to aid in characterizing soils for reuse within the yard and/or export to Class II landfills. Following preparation of a Soil Management and Transportation Plan to obtain regulatory approval of construction, Geocon was on-site during construction to meet Department of Toxic Substance Control requirements, minimize project costs associated with proper soil management and to minimize contractor delays.
Interesting Fact: The Sacramento Railyard was the western terminus of the 1860s Transcontinental Railroad
Sacramento Regional Transit District
Jim Brake, PG