STB Approves First Section of the Planned Statewide California High Speed Rail System

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) Board has issued a decision authorizing the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to construct a 65-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Merced and Fresno, Cal., which will be the first section of the planned statewide California High-Speed Train System.  The authorization is subject to environmental conditions and the condition that CHSRA build the route designated by the Federal Railroad Administration as environmentally preferable.

Click here to read the decision from the STB.