With the Board’s Aug. 19 approval of the Bakersfield-Palmdale segment, CHSRA said it would be able to start preconstruction work “as funding becomes available.”

CHSRA Board Greenlights Bakersfield-Palmdale Segment

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board has certified the Bakersfield to Palmdale Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) and approved the approximately 80-mile segment of the Phase 1 high speed rail system connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles and Anaheim.

CHSRA, City of Palmdale Team on Station Project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and the city of Palmdale have entered into an agreement to supply matching funds for a $1.35 million RAISE grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation that, if awarded, would support completion of the city’s Station Implementation Master Plan.

CHSRA Releases Final EIR/EIS for Bakersfield-Palmdale Segment

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has released for Board approval this summer the Final Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS) for the Bakersfield-Palmdale project. It is an approximately 80-mile segment of the Phase 1 high speed rail system that will connect San Francisco and the Bay Area to Los Angeles and Anaheim.

CHSRA Federal Funding Restored

The Biden Administration and the State of California on June 7 reached a settlement to restore a $928.6 million grant agreement that Donald Trump had tried to kill—an action that prompted a lawsuit.

At the Avenue 144/Tule River Viaduct (rendering shown above) in Tulare County, “crews from Martinez Steel are tying rebar for a multi-cell reinforced box culvert, a structure that will allow water and wildlife to cross below the high-speed rail alignment. More than 800 cubic-yards of concrete will be placed for the base of the culvert. When completed, the culvert will be more than 12-feet high, 112-feet wide, and 101-feet long,” according to CHSRA.

CHSRA Advances Revised 2020 Business Plan

After receiving 250 comments on its Revised Draft 2020 Business Plan, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has adopted it.

Report: California HSR Cost Overruns Escalate

Dealing with an environmentally sensitive area, California’s high-speed rail project is polluting its budget, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

The plan lays out the challenges of the pandemic, and how CHSRA is overcoming them and working to mitigate ongoing impacts.

A New Plan Forward for California High Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has outlined a path forward for completing construction in the Central Valley.

Approved: CHSRA Merced-Bakersfield Final Section

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors recently approved the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Valley Wye portion of the Merced to Fresno line.

CHSRA Releases Revised NOP, NOI for LA to Anaheim Project Section

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) issued a Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and a Revised Notice of Intent (NOI) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), for the 30-mile Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section.

CHSRA Releases Draft Environmental Document for N. California Project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) is releasing its second project-level Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the 49-mile project that would provide service between the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco and the San Jose Diridon Station. The document for the Northern California project section will be available for public comment starting Friday, July 10.

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