Final Program Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Proposed California High-Speed Train System: Volume I: Report

The California High Speed Rail Authority has proposed a 700-mile long high-speed train (HST) system, capable of speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, for intercity travel in California between the major metropolitan centers of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, through the Central Valley, and into Los Angeles and San Diego. The HST system would primarily travel on a dedicated system with fully grade-separated tracks and would be expected to carry an annual minimum of 32 million intercity passengers and 10 million commuter passengers by the year 2020. This Final Program EIR/EIS analyzes a proposed HST Alternative and compares it with a No Project/No Action (No Project) Alternative and a Modal Alternative (potential improvements to the highways and airports serving the same intercity travel demand as the HST Alternative). The report identifies preferred HST corridors/general alignments, general station locations, recommended mitigation strategies, recommended design practices and further measures for guiding development of the HST system and avoiding and minimizing potential adverse environmental impacts.


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  • Accession Number: 01095713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2008 7:30AM