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CHSRA Certifies Silicon Valley-Central Valley EIR/EIS

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) on April 28 certified the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the approximately 90-mile San Jose to Merced section in Northern California, approving the project. The move “is a critical milestone that moves the project section closer to being ‘shovel ready’ for when pre-construction and construction funding becomes available,” CHSRA said.

Environmental approval of the CHSRA’s San Jose to Merced project section through the Pacheco Pass will be considered at the its April 27-28 Board meeting.

CHSRA Advances Wildlife Protection Project

A $3.125 million California Wildlife Conservation Board grant will fund the planning, design, environmental review and permitting of a proposed wildlife overcrossing spanning State Route 152, near the San Jose to Merced high-speed rail project section, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) reported on April 19.

CHSRA Releases Draft 2022 Business Plan

The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) on Feb. 8 issued a Draft 2022 Business Plan covering project progress plus areas of opportunity; the 500-mile Phase 1 system from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim is now slated to cost up to $105 billion.

The WTS-Sacramento chapter has recognized California High-Speed Rail Authority as Employer of the Year.
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Association Briefs: LRW, WTS

The League of Railway Women (LRW) has teamed with Forius Association Management Services. In addition, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and HDR have earned awards from the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Sacramento and Colorado chapters, respectively.

With the CHSRA Board’s Jan. 20 approval of the Burbank-Los Angeles segment, it is another step closer to being “shovel ready” as funding becomes available.

CHSRA Board Greenlights Burbank-Los Angeles Section

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) on Jan. 20 certified the Burbank to Los Angeles Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS), approving the approximately 14-mile section of the 500-mile Phase 1 high speed rail alignment connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.

CHSRA Meets Federal Grant Match—Early

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has notified the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) that it has fully met its state funding match requirements for federal dollars one year ahead of schedule.

The California High Speed Rail Authority will get the chance to approve the Burbank-to-Los Angeles preferred alternative in January. (CHSRA)

Second California High-Speed Rail Segment Waiting To Be Cleared

The California High-Speed Rail Authority released the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS) for the approximately 14-mile Burbank-to-Los Angeles Project Section in southern California, moving CHSRA one step closer to approving its fourth environmental document in two years.

The California high speed rail project preserved and restored more than 2,300 acres of habitat over the past year, according to a newly released sustainability report.

CHSRA Issues Sustainability Report

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has released its latest sustainability report, Building an Equitable Future, highlighting the 2020 milestones of the high speed rail project that will connect San Francisco and the Bay Area to Los Angeles and Anaheim.