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Exclusions determined do not individually or cumulatively have significant effects on the human or natural environment so do not require the preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act.

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Honolulu rail lawsuit uncovers FTA's concerns

Plaintiffs are suing the City & County of Honolulu and FTA because they disagree that heavy rail technology is the most environmentally-friendly transportation alternative for Honolulu.

Calif. high-speed rail board chooses 'hybrid alternative'

Since its August 2011 release, Central Valley residents submitted more than 2,500 public comments in response to the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Merced to Fresno section. In addition, more than 350 people attended the board meeting and more than 150 people in the audience addressed the board.

HDR wins Calif. rail contract

The contract includes work delivering the Redlands First-Mile Metrolink Extension and alternative analysis phase of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.

Calif. to re-introduce alternate high-speed rail route

In response to stakeholder, agency and public feedback on the high-speed train alignment that bypasses Hanford to the east, the authority will re-introduce an alternative route, along with an alternative station location to serve the Kings/Tulare region along that portion of the Fresno to Bakersfield section.

Calif. high-speed rail project to cost billions more

Building the line is expected to cost $3.8 billion to $6.9 billion between Merced and Fresno, depending on which route is chosen, according to an environmental impact report released by the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

L.A. Metro advances two rail projects

The $4.2B Westside Subway Extension would extend the system to Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood, a congested and jobs-rich region of Los Angeles. The $1.32B Regional Connector would tie together all light rail lines in downtown L.A., providing major regional north/south and east/west rail line linkages.

PB wins EIS contract for Detroit light rail project

The approximately $400 million project is for a proposed 9.3-mile light rail transit system expected to be in operation by 2016. The project is being structured as an innovative public-private partnership, with a private group, M1 Rail, providing funding and participating in the development of a portion of the system.