The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) understands that private property owners will be affected by the proposed construction of the high-speed rail system. In light of this fact, the Authority has is committed to doing everything it can to work collaboratively with affected property owners to educate them about their rights and inform them about their options.
The following documents provide an at-a-glance reference for frequently asked questions (FAQs) and an overview of the procedures for acquiring property, the right-of-way process and the Permit-to-Enter (PTE) process.
Private Property and High-Speed Rail
A brief timeline of the ROW process, detailing the requirements for each step.
An informational booklet for property owners who are being asked to sell their property to the Authority that includes definitions, FAQs and details about the process.
A brief overview of FAQs about the rights of property owners who might be affected by high-speed rail construction.
An overview of the environmental study process, how it affects property owners and their rights during the process.
A flowchart illustrating how the PTE process works during environmental phase fieldwork and ongoing pre-construction fieldwork.
Relocation Assistance Program
This document breaks down the rights and benefits for business, farms, and non-profits that need to relocate due to high-speed rail construction including how moving expenses will be handled and relocation advisory assistance.
This document breaks down the rights and benefits for mobile homeowners who need to relocate due to high-speed rail construction, including how moving expenses will be handled, replacement housing payments and relocation advisory assistance.
This document breaks down the rights and benefits for residential owners and tenants who need to relocate due to high-speed rail construction, including how moving expenses will be handled, replacement housing payments and relocation advisory assistance.
This excerpt of them Caltrans Right of Way manual covers relocation assistance with in-depth detail. Topics included are laws, regulations, kinds of occupancy, settlements, negotiations, relocation benefits and many more.
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