Due to the large scope of the project – the largest public infrastructure project in the nation – the environmental review is being conducted in two parts: a statewide program-level EIR/EIS followed by a more specific project-level EIR/EIS of each of the nine sections of the system. Each project section is moving through this process at a different pace.
The Los Angeles to San Diego section of the 800-mile system is
167 miles long. This section travels east from Los Angeles Union Station to the
Inland Empire cities of Pomona and Ontario before turning south along either
the I-215 or I-15 to San Diego. Stations are planned in Los Angeles; either El
Monte or West Covina or Pomona; Ontario; either San Bernardino and Riverside or
Corona; Murrieta; Escondido; and San Diego,
depending upon the rail alignment route selected.
The high-speed train project is expected to generate 19,200 construction-related jobs over the life of construction in this section. Once operating, travel time between Los Angeles and San Diego is projected to be 1 hour 18 minutes, and CO2 emission savings are estimated at 125.25 lbs. per trip.
Use the Proposed Route Map to view different alignments being considered for each section.
The Los Angeles to San Diego via the Inland Empire Section has completed its Preliminary Alternatives Analysis (PAA) Report in March, 2011. During May and June 2011, the Los Angeles to San Diego Section presented the results of the PAA to the public at 27 Open House Community Meetings in cities and communities along the proposed alignments in the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego. As the planning for the Los Angeles to San Diego Section moves forward, the next steps will be to complete a Supplemental Alternatives Analysis Report and then a multi-year Draft and Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement effort.
Los Angeles to San Diego
The Los Angeles to San Diego section is currently in Stage 2, Planning: Alternatives Analysis.
Learn more about the stages of the project.
Palmdale - Los Angeles
Los Angeles - Anaheim