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Wed May 7, 2014, 07:23 PM

High-Speed Rail Authority approves Fresno-Bakersfield section [View all]

Source: The Fresno Bee

The California High-Speed Rail Authority approved the Fresno-to-Bakersfield section of its controversial bullet-train program -- the second section of what is planned to become the backbone of a statewide passenger train system.

The agency's board, meeting Wednesday in Fresno, voted to approve two separate actions for the 114-mile route.

Board members first certified the final 20,000-page version of its environmental impact report, intended to analyze how building and operating the rail system would affect homes, businesses, farms and wildlife habitat in the region between proposed stations in downtown Fresno and downtown Bakersfield, and detail how the agency will make up for those effects.

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Moments later, the board took a second vote, this time to approve the rail project and the preferred route from downtown Fresno to the northern outskirts of Bakersfield. That route generally runs near the existing BNSF Railway freight tracks, now shared by Amtrak passenger grains, between Fresno and Bakersfield.

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