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California HSR receives federal approval for environmental review, US [free access]

July 29, 2019

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to conduct pending environmental reviews for the first phase of the high-speed rail (HSR) project from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The approval will also enable CHSRA to continue its construction activities in the Central Valley and to finalise rail routes for other sections.


The FRA awarded its approval under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and various other federal environmental laws.