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Forest Service Seeking Comments on High-Speed Rail Feasibility Study

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avatar Forest Service Seeking Comments on High-Speed Rail Feasibility Study
September 24, 2015 04:28PM
Arcadia Calif., September 23, 2015 – For Immediate Release The Forest Service received an application on September 8, 2015, from the California High Speed Rail Authority, to study the feasibility of constructing a high speed rail tunnel that the Authority is considering in some proposed alternatives, which would go through the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

The feasibility study investigation would consist of drilling, installing, testing, and backfilling borings at five to eight locations on the Angeles National Forest (there would be no borings inside the National Monument), to depths varying from approximately 900 to 2500 feet below ground surface. To minimize their effect on existing surface resources, these borings will be located along existing roads on the Forest. The investigation will provide data to help evaluate potentially challenging conditions for tunnel design and construction by investigating groundwater, geology and faults. The resulting information will add to the understanding of local water and seismic conditions..

The Forest is proposing to process this feasibility study application under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) as a Categorical Exclusion (short term geophysical study), and is seeking public comments over the next 30 days – ending October 23, 2015. The Forest Service is aware of the public interest regarding any high speed rail alignment through the Forest. At this point in the application process, we are seeking comments only on the feasibility study, not the selection or construction of any route under the Forest. Comments unrelated to the feasibility study will not be considered. Approval of this application for the study does not constitute Forest Service approval or endorsement of any future high speed rail alignment on or off Forest. A complete project description is available at http://go.usa.gov/3tpnR.

Comments may be sent by mail or e-mail to: Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Attn. George Farra, 701 N. Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 or e-mail to gfarra@fs.fed.us Subject: HSRA GI.
avatar Re: Forest Service Seeking Comments on High-Speed Rail Feasibility Study
September 24, 2015 07:47PM
Waiting for the feasibility study for a high-speed rail line connecting Merced with El Portal. wink
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