California High-Speed Rail Achieves Environmental Clearance in Northern California

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors has approved environmental clearance for the line’s 43-mile section from San Francisco to San Jose.

The Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for this section of the line is now complete. This milestone concludes the project’s environmental clearance in Northern California.

California High Speed Rail
From 2029, the California High Speed Rail system will run from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours at speeds of over 200 miles per hour
Authority Chairman Tom Richards said:

“With environmental studies completed in Northern California, we are closer than ever to realizing a first in the nation, statewide high-speed rail system. We look forward to working with all of our regional partners and stakeholders in developing modern, sustainable transportation infrastructure, completing our work in the Central Valley and connecting to the Bay Area as soon as possible.”

The high-speed rail project has now received environmental clearance for 420 miles of the 500-mile line from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.

The board’s certification of the EIR/EIS and its approval of this section advances the section’s progress on being ready for construction once funding becomes available.

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