California High-Speed Train Project Merced to Fresno Section

131 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/Errata Review for 4/19/12 submittal still applies. 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 Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Health and Human Services, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Corrections, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Pesticide Regulation, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Other Agency(ies), Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Transportation:Other (High Speed Rail)
Local Actions
Public Works
Project Issues
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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