Bakersfield -Kern Junction CTC Upgrade


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority
Document Title
Bakersfield -Kern Junction CTC Upgrade
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
BNSF Railway Company

Document Description
BNSF will be upgrading their existing tracks to allow 40mph for both Mainline 1 and Mainline 2 tracks between East Bakersfield and Kern Jct. The work is limited to track and signal work within the BNSF right of way on an existing railroad bed.

Contact Information
Kevin Sheridan
San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority
949 E. Channel Street
Stockton, CA 95202

Phone : (209) 944-6220


Other Location Info
Along the BNSF Right-of-Way between East Bakersfield and Kern Junction.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed upgrades/modernizations to the existing rail facility are part of a regional public transit program. The increased speeds will allow for more reliable and predictable scheduling and on-time performances. Both will increase passenger volumes.


Notice of Exemption
2020030969_Bakersfield -Kern Junction CTC Upgrade   PDF 144 K

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