Bay Area to Central Valley High-Speed Train Partially Revised Draft Program EIR

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Summary

SCH Number
2005112051
Lead Agency
High Speed Rail Authority, California (California High Speed Rail Authority)
Document Title
Bay Area to Central Valley High-Speed Train Partially Revised Draft Program EIR
Document Type
OTH - Other Document
Received

Document Description
NOTE: Notice of Availability of FPEIR. The California High-Speed Rail Authority, jointly with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), completed the Final Bay Area to Central Valley High-Speed Train (HST) Prgram EIR/EIS in May 2008 that evaluated alternatives-at a programmatic level of analysis-of the proposed HST system within the broad corridor between and including the Altamont Pass and Pacheco Pass. The Authority and FRA identified the Pacheco Pass serving San Francisco and San Jose termini as the preferred HST Network Alternative, as well as mitigation strategies, design practices, and further measures to guide the system's development and avoid and minimize potential adverse environmental impacts. The Authority approved the project and issued a CEQA NOD on July 9, 2008. The FRA issued a National Environmental Policy Act Record of Decision on December 2, 2008. The Authority's compliance with CEQA was challenged in litigation titled Town of Atherton, et al., v. California High-Speed Rail Authority, Sacramento Superior Court No. 34-2008-80000022. In the final judgement for the litigation, entered on November 3, 2009, the superior court concluded that the Authority's certified Final Bay Area to Central Valley HST Program EIR failed to comply fully with CEQA and identified three areas that required additional analysis in a recirculated EIR. To comply with the court judgement, the Authority rescinded its certification of the Final Bay Area to Central Valley HST Program EIR, its approval of the Pacheco Pass Network Alternative serving San Francisco via San Jose, and related documents. The Authority is now circulating this Revised Draft Program EIR Material as part of its compliance with the court judgement.

Contact Information
Dan Leavitt
California High-Speed Rail Authority
925 L Street, Suite 1425
Sacramento, CA 95818

916-322-1397

Location

Counties
Stanislaus Santa Clara San Mateo San Francisco Merced

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Transportation:Rail (High-Speed Train)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: State Agency Approval
Project Issues
Other Issues Landuse Traffic/Circulation Archaeologic-Historic Other Issues: rail interface
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