Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California High Speed Rail Authority
Document Title
Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
A Statewide Program Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) (Tier 1) was certified in November 2005 as the first phase of a tiered environmental review process for the proposed California High-Speed Rail (HSR) System planned to provide a reliable, high-speed, electric-powered rail system that links the major metropolitan areas of the state and that delivers predictable and consistent travel times. A further objective is to provide an interface with commercial airports, mass transit, and the highway network and to relieve capacity constraints of the existing transportation system as increases in intercity travel demand in California occur, in a manner sensitive to and protective of California’s unique natural resources. The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has prepared a Final EIR/EIS that further examines the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section at the project level (Tier 2), within Los Angeles County. The project examined is construction and operation of a grade-separated, electric-powered, passenger, steel-wheel-on-steel-rail, high-speed railroad between Burbank and Los Angeles, including a station in Burbank and one in Los Angeles. This Final EIR/EIS describes a no-project alternative and an HSR Build Alternative (Preferred Alternative and CEQA Proposed Project) which includes the alignment, stations, and systems facilities alternatives. The Final EIR/EIS identifies potential impacts, benefits, and mitigation measures. Compatible with the Tier 1 decisions, the Burbank to Los Angeles Section is approximately 14 miles in length and traverses urban, developed lands. From the north, this project section begins at the proposed Burbank Airport Station and travels south and southeast through the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Los Angeles, then descends into the downtown Los Angeles, where it terminates at Los Angeles Union Station. The majority of the proposed alignment will be located within the existing Metrolink railroad corridor.

Contact Information

Serge Stanich
Agency Name
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Job Title
Director of Environmental Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Total Acres
~14 miles
State Highways
101, 5, 134, 110, 2
Amtrack, LA Metro, UPRR
Bob Hope, Hollywood Burbank, LAX
Lockheed Channel, Verdugo Wash, Arroyo Seco, LA River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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