California High-Speed Train Project Merced to Fresno Section

130 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California High Speed Rail Authority
Document Title
California High-Speed Train Project Merced to Fresno Section
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Various (urban[industrial, commercial, and residential, rural residential, agricultiral, and undeveloped)
Document Description
Note: Final Note: Refer to 4/30/12 submittal for "errata" information. The applicant is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain an electric-powered, steel-wheel-on-steel-rail-high speed train (HST) system. The Merced to Fresno Section of the California HST system would provide the public with electric-powered high-speed rail service that provides predictable and consistent travel times between major urban centers and connectivity to airports, mass transit, and the highway network in the northern San Joaquin Valley, and connect the northern and southern portions of the system. The approximately 65-mile long Merced to Fresno Section is an essential part of the statewide HST system, connecting San Francisco and the Bay Area to Los Angeles and Anaheim. It will provide Merced and Fresno access to a new transportation mode and will contribute to increased mobility throughout California. This section will connect the central San Joaquin Valley region to the remainder of the HST system via Merced County, Madera County, and the northern part of the City of Fresno.

Contact Information

Dan Leavitt
Agency Name
California High Speed Rail Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Chowchilla, Fresno, Madera, Merced
Fresno, Madera, Merced
State Highways
Hwy 59,140,99,152,145,180,41
Union Pacific, BNSF
Castle, Merced, Madera
San Joaquin River, various smaller waterways

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, Central Valley Flood Protection Board
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Development Types
Transportation:Other (High Speed Rail)
Local Actions
Public Works
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, EMF/EMI

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