A draft environmental document for the more than 30-mile Palmdale to Burbank section has been released by the CHSRA.
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California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA)
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the nation’s first high-speed rail system. The California high-speed rail line will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands.
The CHSRA Board of Directors have environmentally cleared the 43-mile project between San Francisco and Northern Los Angeles County.
CHSRA have been awarded the grant money to advance its initial electrified service between Downtown Merced and Bakersfield.
If the report is approved by the Board of Directors, the San Francisco project section will complete full environmental clearance for high-speed rail in California.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority have submitted two applications for federal funding in a major push for continued federal partnership.
CHSRA board have unanimously approved the project section following the certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report.
The CHSRA have launched the new carbon footprint calculator to show the environmental benefits of travelling by electrified high-speed rail.
The CHSRA board of directors will consider the report which, if approved, will lead to the project section becoming shovel ready.
The CHSRA has announced that the South Avenue Grade Separation in Fresno County has been completed and is now open to traffic, marking another milestone on the high-speed rail construction project.
The CHSRA’s annually updated Economic Analysis Report has illustrated the positive impact that investment in clean, electrified high-speed rail generates.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority have received an award in recognition of their contributions to the advancement of women in transportation.
Approval has been given on the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Burbank to Los Angeles high-speed rail project section.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has completed its federal funding match requirements, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, a year ahead of schedule.