LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The California High-Speed Rail Program achieved a significant milestone recently with the help of Cordoba Corporation and Parsons-Brinkerhoff (PB) in their role on the Program Management Team. The Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) was certified for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project, which covers the main backbone of the first phase of construction for the largest infrastructure project in the nation.
The Fresno to Bakersfield segment is 114 miles long, traversing multiple counties, passing through several cities, and interacting with various other jurisdictions. The topography is generally level making it a relatively straightforward build. The sheer size and scope of the EIR/EIS required the careful management by Cordoba and PB personnel to ensure that technical work was correct, accurate, and fit for this groundbreaking project.
According to Senior Environmental Planner and Environmental Project Manager Andrew Bayne, “This document will be under the closest of scrutiny, and I firmly believe that it will withstand it. I am privileged to work on the High-Speed Rail Program and honored to lead the Fresno to Bakersfield Project.” Mr. Bayne worked with Cordoba’s other environmental planners including, Mike Aviña, Permitting Specialist, and Erin Gustafson, Environmental Planner, to oversee timely completion of the Final EIR/EIS along with a team from PB.
“This document represents a culmination of the work done by the Authority to identify a preferred alignment for the project that is consistent with the parameters of Proposition 1A requirements, and extensive input and feedback from members of the community, local and elected officials, a variety of stakeholders and our state and federal partners,” said Board Chair Dan Richard.
President and C.E.O. George Pla of Cordoba Corporation said, “When built, the California High-Speed Rail will be one of the greatest projects of our generation, and I’m so proud of how much our planners and engineers are contributing to it.”
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