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FRA issues ROD for Calif. high-speed rail corridor

Posted on December 12, 2008

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued of a Record of Decision (ROD) on the California High-Speed Train (HST) system environmental impact statement for the corridor between the Bay Area and Central Valley.

The FRA’s decision supports the State’s selection of preferred alignment and station locations, and considers the environmental benefits and adverse impacts associated with the preferred network alternative. It also describes mitigation measures to address adverse environmental impacts.

The FRA has served as the lead Federal agency for the environmental review of the HST program, while the California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for its planning, financing, construction and operation.

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