California High-Speed Rail System Palmdale to Burbank Section


SCH Number
Lead Agency
High Speed Rail Authority, California (California High Speed Rail Authority)
Document Title
California High-Speed Rail System Palmdale to Burbank Section
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Various Land Uses

Document Description
The need for a high-speed train (HST) system is directly related to the expected growth in population and increase in intercity travel demand in California over the next twenty years and beyond. With growth in travel demand, there will be an increase in travel delays arising from the growing congestion on 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 demand increases. The purpose of the proposed HST system is to provide a new mode for 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.

Contact Information
Mark A. McLoughlin
California High Speed Rail Authority
700 N. Alameda Street, Rm 3-532
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (800) 630-1039


Los Angeles
Parcel #
State Highways
I-5, 14, 134, 210, others
Metrolink, UPRR, other
Palmdale, Bob Hope & others
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation:Other (High-Speed Rail System)
Local Action
Other Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Safety, EMI, EMF
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects Cal Fire California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy California State Water Resources Control Board, Delta Unit Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Food and Agriculture Department of General Services Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 California State Lands Commission


Environmental Document
2014071074_Public Notice   PDF 704 K

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