Second Main Track Project, BNSF East-West Main Line Between Oakley and Port Chicago

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2005042014
Lead Agency
Caltrans, Planning (California Department of Transportation, Headquarters)
Document Title
Second Main Track Project, BNSF East-West Main Line Between Oakley and Port Chicago
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
1/29/2008
Present Land Use
Railroad tracks are zone independent.

Document Description
The California Department of Transportation, Division of Rail, is proposing to install a second main track along the BNSF Rail Company east-west main line from Port Chicago to Oakley. The purpose of this project is to improve the reliability and on time performance of the Department's rail passenger services. These efficiencies will enhance ridership and better serve the public need for mobility through alternative transportation choices. Within the rail corridor, the existing passenger train service flow (efficiency) is proposed to be enhanced by implementing a variety of rail corridor improvements. Efficiency is not directly related to speed of trains, but is more dependent upon the ability of trains to flow without stopping or slowing on the tracks to allow other trains to pass. The range of potential improvements include: 1. Installation of a new second mainline track along the 18.2 mile long corridor (double tracking with a new track installed at a distance ranging from 15 to 25 feet on center from the existing track, with exceptions); 2. Installation of new sidings (passing track); 3. Extension or upgrade of existing sidings; 4. Upgrade of track structure and special track work; 5. Replacement or installation of existing bridges; 6. Replacement or installation of new culverts, some of which are designed to solely equalize water levels adjacent to the track and some of which serve as drainage structures; and 7. Improvements at highway/railroad track intersections.

Contact Information
Rick Deming
California Department of Transportation
Division of Rail, MS74 1120 N Street, Room 3400
Sacramento, CA 94274

Phone : (559) 287-8119

Location

Cities
Antioch Oakley Pittsburg
Counties
Contra Costa
Total Acres
~ 50
State Highways
SR 4
Railways
BNSF Railway Company
Waterways
San Joaquin River
Township
2N
Range
1E, 2E
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Division of Rail
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
California Department of Transportation Division of Rail

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
N/A

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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