Pre-1949 Rail Replacement


SCH Number
Lead Agency
LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
Document Title
Pre-1949 Rail Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency

Document Description
This project would replace ~20-30 miles of railroad infrastructure constructed prior to 1949 along the UP Santa Barbara Subdivision. The project would improve operational flexibility and reliability by eliminating speed restrictions, resulting in reduced travel time, increased ridership and reliability, and GHG emissions reduction.

Contact Information
James Campbell
LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
600 S. Main Street
Orange, CA 92863

Phone : (714) 560-5390


Santa Barbara
Other Location Info
Between mileposts 249 and 331 and also between mileposts 335 and 356 along the Union Pacific (UP) Santa Barbara Subdivision.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§21080(b)(10) [15275(a)]
Reasons for Exemption
This project has been determined to qualify for a Statutory Exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15275(a) [PRC §21080(b)(l O)] since the project would support mass transit passenger rail operations conducted by the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency on a rail line already in use. The project would facilitate with service reliability and improved efficiency.


Notice of Exemption
2020040190_Pre1949 Rail Replmnt SB NOEx   PDF 316 K

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