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Construction will begin late this summer, with completion expected late in 2010. This is the first leg in a project that will eventually hook up downtown Sacramento with the International Airport, while passing through the River District and Natomas.
Many homeless people - especially those staying at the Union Gospel Mission and the VOA shelter on Bannon Street - walk along much of the long desolate section of 7th Street where rail will be placed. Along 7th Street, up from I St. to North B St., a bi-directional single rail will be installed on the east side of 7th. North of North B, they will install a double rail for passing trains.
Regional Transit's quick name for the construction is MOS-1 [for Minimal Operable Segment #1], with a layperson title of Green Line to the River District. The whole project, with all its segments, from downtown through Natomas to the Airport, is called DNA, short for "Downtown Natomas Airport."