CALIFORNIA, STATE OF
This cooperative agreement covers the preparation of Preliminary Engineering (PE) and Environmental Documents for Phase 1 of the CHSTP. More specifically, it will help fund the planning and environmental phase through Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) documents and signed Notices of Determination and Records of Decision for each of seven geographic sections, and develop necessary documents for design/build bidding. The CHSTP will implement a new high-speed rail system, completely grade-separated from road vehicle traffic and operated almost exclusively on separate, dedicated tracks with a top design speed of up to 250 mph and operating speed of up to 220 mph. The 800-mile statewide program will provide reliable, high-speed, electrified train service between the Bay Area, the Central Valley, Sacramento, and Southern California.