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3/19/2007



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FRA, California High Speed Rail Authority to conduct environmental study on two proposed corridors


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The Federal Railroad Administration plans to jointly prepare an Environmental Impact Statement with the California High Speed Rail Authority for two sections of the state’s proposed high-speed passenger-rail line.

The agencies will review preliminary engineering designs and assess environmental impacts associated with the construction, operation and maintenance of the Palmdale-to-Los Angeles and Los Angeles-to-Orange County corridors.

The authority has proposed building a 700-mile high-speed rail system between San Francisco and San Diego over which trains would travel at speeds exceeding 200 mph.


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