California High Speed Rail Project: San Francisco to San Jose Project Section

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California High Speed Rail Authority
Document Title
California High Speed Rail Project: San Francisco to San Jose Project Section
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Predominately urbanized consisting of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and transportation use
Document Description
A Statewide Program (Tier 1) Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was completed 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 intercity travel demand in California increases, in a manner sensitive to and protective of California's unique natural resources. A second program-level (Tier 1) EIR/EIS was completed in 2008 focusing on the connection between the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley; the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) revised this document under the California Environmental Quality Act and completed it in 2012. Based on the program-level EIR/EISs, the Authority selected preferred corridors and station locations to advance for further study. The San Francisco to San Jose Project Section EIR/EIS is a project-level (Tier 2) EIR/EIS that tiers off the program-level (Tier 1) EIR/EIS documents. It provides project-level information for decision making on this portion of the HSR system. See NOC for full document description.

Contact Information

Mark A. McLoughlin
Agency Name
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California High-Speed Rail
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara
Total Acres
Approx. 49 miles
Parcel #
State Highways
Caltrain, UPRR, BART, VTA
Other Location Info
Township, Range, Section: Various

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Development Types
Transportation (Rail (High Speed Train))
Local Actions
Public Works
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, 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, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, EMF/EMI, Vibration, Safety & Security


Environmental Document

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