Bay Area to Central Valley Partially Revised Final Program EIR

Bay Area to Central Valley HST Partially Revised Final Program EIR

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) prepared the Bay Area to Central Valley High-Speed Train (HST) Partially Revised Final Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to address the November 2011 Town of Atherton court rulings regarding the 2010 Bay Area to Central Valley HST Revised Final Program EIR.  To comply with the court rulings, the Authority circulated a Partially Revised Draft Program EIR for public comment for 45 days, from January 6, 2012 to February 21, 2012.  

The Partially Revised Final Program EIR includes the following:

The Authority considered the Partially Revised Final Program EIR and related decisions at a public meeting held on April 19, 2012.  At this meeting, the Authority received a staff report and public comment on the Partially Revised Final Program EIR and adopted Resolution #HSRA 12-17 which:

  • Adopted CEQA Findings of Fact and a Statement of Overriding Considerations
  • Adopted a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
  • Approved the Pacheco Pass Network Alternative serving San Francisco via San Jose, Preferred Alignment Alternatives, and Station Location Options

On July 24, 2014, the California Third Court of Appeal issued a decision finding the Program EIR fully complied with CEQA on three issues that had been disputed in a lawsuit challenging the Authority’s earlier 2010 Revised Program EIR, including the ridership model, the range of alternatives, and assessment of vertical profile options for San Francisco to San Jose.

In addition to posting of the electronic version of the Partially Revised Final Program EIR on this website, printed copies are provided at main public libraries in the following cities: Fremont, Livermore, Menlo Park, Merced, Modesto, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Stockton, Chowchilla and Tracy.


2012 Bay Area to Central Valley HST Partially Revised Final Program EIR Certification Documents


2012 Bay Area to Central Valley HST Partially Revised Final Program EIR

2012 Bay Area to Central Valley HST Partially Revised Final Program EIR Chapters


2012 Bay Area to Central Valley HST Partially Revised Draft Program EIR

2012 Bay Area to Central Valley HST Partially Revised Draft Program EIR Chapters


Bay Area to Central Valley HST Revised Final Program EIR

2008 Bay Area to Central Valley HST Final Program EIR/EIS

Draft Bay Area to Central Valley High-Speed Train Program EIR/EIS