Palmdale to Bakersfield High Speed Train Project EIR/EIS

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Summary

SCH Number
2009082062
Lead Agency
California High Speed Rail Authority
Document Title
Palmdale to Bakersfield High Speed Train Project EIR/EIS
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Various
Document Description
NOTE: NOP/NOI; End Review on 11/2/209. The purpose of the proposed HST system is to provide a new mode of high-speed intercity travel that would link the major metropolitan areas of the state; interface with international airports, mass transit, and highways; and provide added capacity to meet increases in intercity travel demand in California in a manner sensitive to and protective of California's unique natural resources. This section of the HST system will connect the northern and Central Valley portions of the system with the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area and the southern portions of the system. The need for an HST system is directly related to the expected growth in population, and increases in intercity travel demand in California over the next twenty years and beyond. With the growth in travel demand, there will be an increase in travel delays arising from the growing congestion n California's highways and at airports. In addition, there will be negative effects on the economy, quality of life, and air quality in and around California's metropolitan areas from a transportation system that will become less reliable as travel demands increases. The intercity highway system, commercial airports, and conventional passenger rail serving the intercity travel market are currently operating at or near capacity, and will require large public investments for maintenance and expansion to meet existing demand and future growth.

Contact Information

Name
Carrie Bowen
Agency Name
California High Speed Rail Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Kern, Los Angeles

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Transportation:Other (High-Speed Train)
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife, Other
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency

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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