Environmental Planning

Whenever large projects like the high-speed rail program are being planned, certain requirements must be met. Some of these requirements include state and federal environmental rules and laws. These rules and laws guide high-speed rail program planners to look carefully at how the program might impact the environment. They must also find ways to reduce those impacts when possible.

As we continue to environmentally clear all project sections from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim, the Authority prepares Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) reports to share our findings. We release drafts of these documents to the public so that we can get your feedback. But how do you read them? See a brief overview of these documents, what you will find, and how to leave your comments in the video below.

 

Project Section Environmental Document Status

Completion dates for Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) documents are estimates only.

    Tier 1 Documents

  • Statewide Program EIR/EIS

    2005
  • Bay Area to Central Valley Program EIR/EIS & Partially Revised Program EIR

    2008/2012
  • Tier 2 Documents

    Phase 1

    • San Francisco to San Jose

      2021
    • San Jose to Merced

      2021
    • Merced to Fresno

      2012
    • Merced to Fresno: Central Valley Wye

      2020
    • Fresno to Bakersfield

      2014
    • Fresno to Bakersfield: Locally Generated Alterative

      2019
    • Bakersfield to Palmdale

      2021
    • Palmdale to Burbank

      2022
    • Burbank to Los Angeles

      2021
    • Los Angeles to Anaheim

      2022
  • Phase 2

    • Merced to Sacramento

      TBD
    • Los Angeles to San Diego

      TBD

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