The CHSRA has taken on the enormous task of attempting to connect northern California to southern California via a high-speed light rail system. The project has been divided up in sections given the funding and construction sources and timelines. Click here to see CHSRA’s November 2018 Construction Update.
Want to know how high-speed rail is progressing? HSR launched its new interactive website for providing quick and easy access to information about construction in the Central Valley. Click here to view the website and to see more photos of the various HSR projects.
- San Francisco to San Jose: Click here to view CHSRA’s “Northern California At Glance” factsheet. CHSRA released a February 2018 update to the San Francisco to San Jose Segment. Click here to view.
- San Jose to Merced: Click here to view CHSRA’s “Northern California At Glance” factsheet. CHSRA released a February 2018 update to the San Jose to Merced Segment. Click here to view. Click here to view the “San Jose to Merced Timeline” video
- Merced to Fresno: This section of the project received environmental clearance in or about September 2012. CHSRA is currently undergoing construction of this phase. Click here to view the environmental documents for this section. CHSR launched a new interactive website focused on construction activities. Click here to view.
- Merced to Fresno: Central Valley Wye: The Central Valley Wye will serve as the junction for the system to head west to the Bay Area, north to Merced and Sacramento and south to Fresno. This is part of the Merced to Fresno segment though parts of the Central Valley Wye alignments have been significantly refined and improved and will be reevaluated and reanalyzed in an environmental document that will supplement the 2012 Merced to Fresno approved document. CHSRA has identified the preferred alternative as SR 152 North and Road 11. The identification of the preferred alternative does not indicate a final route decision but is the one that preliminary studies show has the least impact on natural and community resources. Staff will return to the Board with the final environmental document and request for the final route. Click here to view CHSRA’s Fact Sheet re: “Merced to Fresno Project Section: Central Valley Wye.
- SR-99 Realignment Project: Click here to view CHSRA’s informational website regarding the SR-99 Realignment Project. Click here for more 99 Realignment information from CHSRA.
- Fresno to Tulare-Shafter/Bakersfield: This section of the project received environmental clearance in or about June 2014. CHSRA has created a Summary of the Final EIR – Fresno to Bakersfield Section. Click here to take a look.
- Tulare/Shafter to Bakersfield – Bakersfield Locally Generated Alternative: This section is a result of a partnership between CHSRA and the cities of Bakersfield and Shafter to refine the alignment through the region. CHSRA Board of Directors on October 16 certified the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section and approved a high-speed rail alignment between Poplar Avenue in Kern County and the F Street Station location in downtown Bakersfield. Click here to view the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report.
- Bakersfield to Palmdale: CHSRA has released several documents regarding this portion of the project. Click here to view CHSRA’s Bakersfield to Palmdale Environmental Process. Click here to view CHSRA’s Bakersfield to Palmdale Program Overview & Project Benefits. Click here to view CHSRA’s Bakersfield to Palmdale Engineering Elements. Click here to view CHSRA’s Bakersfield to Palmdale Before & After Concepts. Click here to view CHSRA’s Agenda for the Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section community meetings.
- Palmdale to Burbank: CHSRA has released information regarding this portion of the project. Click here to view Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Update (September 19, 2018) webinar. Click here to view Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Alignment Map. Click here to view Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Transportation Center Station map. Click here to view Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Update (September 19, 2018).
- Burbank to Los Angeles: CHSRA is moving forward with the completion of the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS) that identifies the recommended Preferred Alternative (PA). The PA is a build option, which realigns the existing tracks to allow for two additional tracks to be added to the majority of the corridor. It will feature two electrified tracks for high speed rail that can be shared with Metrolink and Amtrak, and two non-electrified tracks for freight movement within the existing corridor. The Draft EIR/EIS for this section is anticipated for release in Fall 2019 and will include public hearings as well as agency and public comment opportunities. Click here to view CHSRA’s Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section Fact Sheet.
- Los Angeles to Anaheim: CHSRA is still in the preliminary environmental study process. CHSRA plans the 30-mile project section would use the existing Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor. Click here to view CHSRA’s Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Community Meeting Flyer (September 2018). Click here to review CHSRA’s Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Update (Fall 2018).
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