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Environmental Impact Report

April 11, 2021, 9am PDT
In the works since 1999, the Centennial Project by Tejon Ranch Co. seemed to have cleared its final hurdle in 2018, but a Los Angeles County court ruling has created another hurdle for the sprawling development.
Los Angeles Times
March 15, 2021, 6am PDT
The lawsuit over the controversial I-45 project, which has been plagued by local opposition, calls for a new environmental review.
Houston Chronicle
December 7, 2020, 11am PST
The B Line subway includes two stops in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, but other than that, commuter rail and buses are the only options for transit. New light rail plans could change that.
The Source
July 13, 2020, 9am PDT
Issues of track blending and electrification factor heavily in the latest environmental impact report and environmental impact statement released last week for the California High-Speed Rail project.
California High-Speed Rail Authority
December 16, 2017, 11am PST
Caltrans hopes to build two 14-mile high-occupancy toll lanes on Hwy 101 in San Mateo County, one of the region's most congested corridors that lacks carpool lanes. The $534 million project would begin construction in 2019.
The Daily Journal
July 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
The California Supreme Court sided with the San Diego Association of Governments on July 13 in the first court case to decide how regional planning agencies must meet state-required reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
January 9, 2017, 8am PST
The Geary bus corridor was the #1 pick for a subway according to a Muni survey, but commuters will have to settle for bus rapid transit. A milestone was reached when the San Francisco County Transportation Authority approved the design and EIR.
SF Gate
December 7, 2016, 10am PST
In what could be a first, but potential not a last, the power of the California Environmental Quality Act was invoked in San Francisco with regard to concerns about gentrification.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 13, 2016, 9am PDT
A proposed expansion project is intended to expand passenger rail capacity around the Boston area.
Progressive Railroading
April 16, 2014, 8am PDT
When a new shopping center may leave existing retail areas short of business, a California court has ruled that mitigations of "urban decay" must be spelled out up front.
California Planning & Development Report
November 19, 2009, 9am PST
It's the largest redevelopment project since the great earthquake of 1906: 702 acres, 10,500 residential units, a shipyard brownfield cleanup, and a new stadium (hopefully) for the 49ers. The Environmental Impact Report has just been released.
San Francisco Chronicle