California High-Speed Rail Authority, Kern County reach settlement on litigation

The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Wednesday announced it has reached a settlement with Kern County over the final environmental impact report/environmental impact statement for the Fresno-to-Bakersfield section.

As a result, the Environmental Quality Act litigation will be dismissed.

“This agreement represents our continued commitment to working with all of our partners across the state to resolve issues that allow us to move the program forward,” High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales said in a news release.

The High-Speed Rail Authority says there's 119 miles of active construction in the Central Valley. Passenger service is on schedule to begin in 2025.

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