Merced to Fresno High-Speed Train Project EIR/EIS

46 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2009091125
Lead Agency
High Speed Rail Authority, California (California High Speed Rail Authority)
Document Title
Merced to Fresno High-Speed Train Project EIR/EIS
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The Merced to Fresno HST project would involve construction and operation of a dedicated, electrified and fully grade separated high speed rail system between downtown Fresno (including a station at Mariposa Street) and downtown Merced (Including a station between MLK Way and G Street), and operation of high speed trains on that system. Specifically, the alignment known as the "Hybrid" was approved. This alignment generally follows the existing UPRR tracks leaving north from Fresno. North of the San Joaquin River, the alignment crosses northeast toward the existing BNSF tracks to the northeast of Madera. Approaching Merced, this alignment follows the existing UPRR tracks from approximately Buchanan Hollow Road all the way into the city of Merced. The approval at this time does not include portions of the Merced to Fresno HST section north of the city of Madera and south of Buchanan Hollow Road in Merced County. The approval at this time does not include approval of a heavy maintenance facility.

Contact Information
Tom Fellenz
California High Speed Rail Authority
770 L Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 324 1541

Location

Cities
Merced Madera Fresno Chowchilla
Counties
Merced Madera Fresno
Zip
various
State Highways
Hwy 59,140,99,152,145,180,41
Railways
Union Pacific, BNSF
Airports
Castle, Merced, Madera
Schools
Various
Waterways
San Joaquin River, various smaller waterways
Township
var
Range
var
Section
var

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
California High-Speed Rail Authority Office 770 L Street, Suite 800 Sacramento, CA 95814

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration 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 Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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