Client

California High-Speed Rail Authority

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Markets

Rail Transportation: System-wide Elements

Environmental: EIS & Assessments

Services

Planning/Pre-Design: Alternatives Analyses, Programming, Transportation Planning

Design: Structural, Civil

Environmental Sciences: Environmental Impact Statements & Assessments

California High Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) is planning high-speed train service between major metropolitan areas of California extending from San Francisco to San Diego. With electrified, steel-wheel-on-steel-rail trains operating at speeds up to 220 mph, the travel time from downtown San Francisco to Los Angeles will be just over 2.5 hours. The system is expected to carry 68 million passengers when it begins operation and will connect with existing rail, air, and highway networks.

STV has been contracted by the CHSRA to develop the planning and environmental documentation necessary to support the Environmental Impact Statement for the 30-mile-long Los Angeles-to-Anaheim segment. This section integrates high-speed rail service with existing commuter and intercity passenger service, as well as local and transcontinental freight rail service in a dense urban environment. More recently, the authority selected the firm to prepare environmental and engineering documents for the Burbank to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Anaheim project sections. These segments include future high-speed rail stations at Union State in Los Angeles and the Anaheim Regional Intermodal Transportation Center in Anaheim.