CHSRA secures agreement to build station near Hollywood Burbank Airport
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority have reached an agreement that dismisses the Airport Authority’s lawsuit regarding the high-speed rail project. The new agreement creates the framework for a collaborative process for the High-Speed Rail Authority to build a station with a direct connection to Hollywood Burbank Airport, seamlessly linking two high-speed modes of travel to efficiently move travelers throughout Southern California and beyond.
The settlement commits the High-Speed Rail Authority and the Airport Authority to a collaborative process during advanced design, construction, and operation of the high-speed rail station adjacent to the airport to ensure compatibility with the replacement passenger terminal and other airport facilities.
The agreement clears the way for high-speed rail construction from Burbank to Los Angeles Union Station. The High-Speed Rail Authority has begun work to extend the 119 miles under construction to 171 miles of double-track, electrified high-speed rail from Merced to Bakersfield. Since the start of construction, the High-Speed Rail Authority has created more than 11,500 construction jobs, with more than 70 percent going to residents from disadvantaged communities.