NEWS RELEASE: Excessive-Pace Rail Board Completes Environmental Clearance in Northern California

Nation’s First Excessive-Pace Rail Venture Now Environmentally Cleared Between San Francisco and Northern Los Angeles County

August 18, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The California Excessive-Pace Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Administrators at this time licensed the Last Environmental Affect Report/Environmental Affect Assertion (Last EIR/EIS) and authorized the roughly 43-mile challenge for the San Francisco to San Jose part. This motion completes the environmental clearance for high-speed rail in Northern California and extends environmental clearance to 420 miles of the challenge’s 500-mile alignment from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.

“With environmental research accomplished in Northern California, we’re nearer than ever to realizing a primary within the nation, statewide high-speed rail system,” stated Authority Chairman Tom Richards. “We look ahead to working with all of our regional companions and stakeholders in creating trendy, sustainable transportation infrastructure, finishing our work within the Central Valley and connecting to the Bay Space as quickly as potential.”


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The approval of the San Francisco to San Jose high-speed rail challenge part and its environmental doc represents a significant milestone in advancing your complete statewide program by linking the San Francisco Bay Space and the Peninsula to San Jose, the Central Valley, and Los Angeles County in Southern California. Connecting these main financial areas with high-speed rail will change how individuals journey all through the state and foster extra equitable employment and housing alternatives.

The Board’s certification of the San Francisco to San Jose Last EIR/EIS and approval of its challenge part will transfer the challenge part nearer to being “shovel prepared” when funding for remaining design, pre-construction and development turns into out there.

In approving this challenge part, the Authority Board of Administrators chosen the Most popular Various (Various A). This various builds on the Caltrain electrification challenge and incorporates the infrastructure essential to run high-speed rail service within the hall. The authorized Various A extends from the beforehand authorized San Jose high-speed rail station and contains new high-speed rail stations in San Francisco and Millbrae; development of a light-weight upkeep facility on the east aspect of the Caltrain hall in Brisbane; and enhancements for security and pace within the area.

The Last EIR/EIS could be discovered on the Authority’s web site right here:

California high-speed rail is presently below development alongside 119 miles in California’s Central Valley at 35 energetic job websites. To this point, greater than 8,000 development jobs have been created for the reason that begin of development. For extra go to:

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