Installation of the Mariposa East Lead to support Amtrak's San Joaquin Corridor passenger rail operations


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, Headquarters
Document Title
Installation of the Mariposa East Lead to support Amtrak's San Joaquin Corridor passenger rail operations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the proposed project is to provide enhanced flow of passenger trains and ability to meet train schedules along the Amtrak's San Joaquin Corridor. The extension of the Mariposa East Lead (approximately 1.5 miles) will improve on-time performance and reduce train delays, as well as improve air quality by reducing locomotive idling time. The proposed project will improve service and accommodate anticipated future growth in intercity passenger rail travel along the San Joaquin Corridor.

Contact Information

Dawn Kukla
Agency Name
Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Joaquin
BNSF Railway

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 21080(b)(11); 15275
Reasons for Exemption
The State CEQA Guidelines provide a series of Statutory Exemptions for actions that have been deemed by the State Legislature to be totally exempt from compliance with the CEQA. The proposed new Mariposa East Lead track and supporting infrastructure will enhance passenger train operations along Amtrak's San Joaquin Corridor. This new track has been determined to qualify for a Statutory Exemption under Paragraph 21080(b) (11) and the State CEQA Guidelines, Section 15275. Therefore this action qualified with the requirements for a Statutory Exemption, under paragraph 21080(b) (11) of the CEQA statute and Section 15275 of the State CEQA Guidelines

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