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April 22, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Draft Environmental Document for First Segment into Northern California

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is releasing the first project-level Draft Environmental Document for a project section in Northern California. The document, which covers the 90-mile extent of the 145-mile San Jose to Merced Project Section from Scott Boulevard in Santa Clara to Carlucci Road in Merced County, will be open for public comment starting on Friday, April 24.“The release of the draft environmental document for this project section marks an important milestone for the...

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April 21, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail and LA Metro Reach Agreement to Advance Union Station Project Funding Plan

Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (Authority) Board of Directors approved a preliminary funding plan with LA Metro to move the Link Union Station project (Link US) forward in Southern California. Today’s approval outlines a proposal for High-Speed Rail’s shared use of right-of-way in Palmdale, Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) and several additional locations within Southern California. “We appreciate the collaboration and partnership with LA Metro,”...

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April 13, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Works to Improve Air Quality for Next Generation

Fresno, Calif. – It’s no secret California’s Central Valley suffers from some of the worst air pollution in the nation. Research shows transportation is a leading contributor to asthma-inducing pollution like diesel. Asthma rates for the region’s children hovers around 20%, more than twice the rate of the rest of the state. “Research has really come forward to say that in fact certain kinds of air pollution actually causes asthma,” says Kevin Hamilton, a...

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April 7, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Extends Public Review Period, and Changes Public Hearing Date and Format, for Bakersfield to Palmdale Draft Environmental Document

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced the public review period and public hearing for the Bakersfield to Palmdale Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) have been changed. The public review period previously scheduled to end on April 13, 2020 has been extended by 15 days to April 28, 2020. The Authority has also changed the date and format of the public hearing from an in-person hearing on April 9,...

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