Burbank-to-LA High-Speed Rail Environmental Report Released

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Downtown Los Angeles connected  June 9, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Downtown Los Angeles connected June 9, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

LOS ANGELES—Touting the determination arsenic bringing high-speed bid work a measurement person to Los Angeles, the California High-Speed Rail Authority released a last biology interaction study Nov. 5 for a planned 14-mile agelong of the task betwixt Burbank and Los Angeles.

“While we beforehand operation successful the Central Valley, we proceed our march to environmentally wide each 500 miles betwixt San Francisco and the Los Angeles/Anaheim area,” Authority CEO Brian Kelly said successful a statement.

“This Los Angeles obstruction corridor volition link the Hollywood Burbank Airport and Los Angeles Union Station—two cardinal multimodal proscription hubs—providing aboriginal passengers clean, electrified high-speed obstruction infrastructure that volition present sustainable, reliable, and accessible proscription for generations to come.”

The biology interaction study is scheduled to spell earlier the authority’s committee of directors connected Jan. 19-20, erstwhile it volition see approving the circumstantial way for the obstruction segment.

The projected way would usage an existing obstruction corridor adjacent to the Los Angeles River done Burbank, Glendale, and into Los Angeles.

In August, the authorization approved plans for a agelong of the obstruction task betwixt Bakersfield and Palmdale, the archetypal conception to beryllium OK’d successful Southern California.

Approval of the Burbank-to-Los Angeles conception successful January would determination the conception “closer to being ‘shovel ready’ for erstwhile preconstruction and operation backing go available,” according to the authority.

The biology interaction study tin beryllium reviewed connected the authority’s website astatine www.hsr.ca.gov.

City News Service

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