Fresno to Bakersfield - Locally Generated Alternative
In October 2018, the Board of Directors certified the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Final Supplemental EIR) for the Fresno to Bakersfield project section and approved a high-speed rail alignment between Poplar Avenue in Kern County and the F Street station location in downtown Bakersfield. This allows the Authority to take additional steps toward advancing major work on the project.
In the next step, the Federal Railroad Administration would issue a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final Supplemental EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and then would consider approving the project and issuing a Record of Decision under NEPA.
The Authority is committed to planning and building a premier high-speed rail system that will keep the traveling public and surrounding communities moving and safe. We are working to develop and deliver the program through effective engagements with local communities, a process that involves nourishing long-term relationships with residents, stakeholders and policymakers. The goal is to foster and encourage community engagement throughout the organization in all aspect of construction and operations.
In conducting outreach events, such as Open House and Community Working Group meetings, the Authority informs the public about all aspects of the program, including the presentation of specific project section plans and key milestones contributing to the first phase of the high-speed rail system.
For a listing of upcoming events and outreach opportunities in your area visit the Events page.
The State of California and the federal government both require a proposed infrastructure project to undergo an extensive assessment of the project's potential impacts on the environment - land, air, water, minerals, plants, animals and noise - and proposed actions to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible.
Decisions regarding how and where to build the California high-speed rail system are made and justified by using detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed rail system and routes.
The materials listed under the Documents & Reports section below include studies and reports the Authority has produced to date, along with corresponding public comments received, during the environmental review process of the Fresno to Bakersfield project section and the Locally Generated Alternative.
The following documents are available for review upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section: Final Supplemental EIR
- Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section: Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS
- Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section: Final EIR/EIS
- Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section: Revised Draft EIR/EIS
- Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section: Draft EIR/EIS
- Project Sections & Stations of the Project Sections & Stations interactive map
- Construction Activities of the Construction Activities interactive map
- Economic Impacts of the Economic Impacts interactive map
- California Traditional Tribal Territories of the California Traditional Tribal Territories interactive map