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.

Want to know how high-speed rail is progressing?   CHSRA launched its 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 construction projects.

 

  • San Francisco to San Jose:  CHSRA is releasing the staff recommendations for the State’s Preferred Alternatives for the high speed rail routes in Northern California.  Authority has recommended Alternative A as the State’s preferred alternative.    Click here to see CHSRA’s Summer 2019 Preferred Alternative Fact Sheet.  CHSRA released a statewide update.  Click here to view. 
  •  San Jose to Merced:  This route will travel from Diridon Station in downtown San Jose, through the Pacheco Pass, to the Western limits of the Central Valley Wye, approximately nine miles northeast of Los Banos in Merced County.  The Authority is working to environmentally clear the section between San Jose and the Central Valley Wye.  Environmental clearance is scheduled to be completed in 2020.  CHSRA released a statewide update.  Click here to view.   Click here to see CHSRA’s Summer 2019 Preferred Alternative Fact Sheet.
  • Merced to Fresno: This section of the project received environmental clearance in or about September 2012.  CHSRA is currently undergoing construction of this phase.  Visit BuildHSR to see the active construction sites.
  • 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.  CHSRA has released the Central Valley Wye draft supplemental environmental document under CEQA for the Merced to Fresno Project Section in May 2019.   There are four alternatives
  • SR-99 Realignment Project: This portion of the project has been completed.  Click here to view CHSRA’s informational website regarding the SR-99 Realignment Project.
  • 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:   CHSRA has prepared the Final Supplemental Enviornmnetal Impact Report.  The Final Supplemental EIR evaluates a new alternative for the Fresno to Bakersfield project.   The Fresno to Bakersfield Locally Generated Alternative (F-B LGA) provides an alternative alignment for the 23.13 mile segment of the Fresno to Bakersfield section beteen the City of Shafter and the City of Bakersfield.  Click here to view the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report.
  • Bakersfield to Palmdale: CHSRA has released its May 2019 Southern California Regional Update.  Click here to view.  Click here to see CHSRA’s Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section Factsheet dated Fall 2018.
  • Palmdale to Burbank: CHSRA has released its May 2019 Southern California Regional Update.  Click here to view.   Click here to see CHSRA’s Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Factsheet dated Fall 2018. 
  • Burbank to Los Angeles:  CHSRA has released its May 2019 Southern California Regional Update.  Click here to view.  Click here to view CHSRA’s Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section Fact Sheet.
  • Los Angeles to Anaheim:  CHSRA has released its May 2019 Southern California Regional Update.  Click here to view.  Click here to view CHSRA’s Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Update (Fall 2018).

 

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