TRANSDEF and its Allies Challenge
the High-Speed Rail Authority's Environmental Impact Report
for Central Valley-Bay Area Access

TRANSDEF is part of a coalition of environmental groups and transit advocacy organizations that together submitted extensive comments on the Draft Program EIR/S. Our coalition also furnished a very large appendix, bringing our comment package to a total of 250 pages. In addition to contributing to the joint comments, TRANSDEF submitted its own comments on the DEIR/S.

In July 2008, The High-Speed Rail Authority certified its
Final Program Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement. A smaller coalition, including TRANSDEF, furnished comments on the FPEIR/S.

On August 8, 2008, a coalition of environmental and transit advocacy groups, along with the Town of Atherton and the City of Menlo Park, filed suit to challenge the Final EIR. See the
Press Release and the Lawsuit.

On August 25, 2009, the Court released its decision, finding the EIR legally inadequate. See our
Press Release.

Case Filings
Petitioners' Opening Brief

High-Speed Rail Authority Opposition Brief

Petitioners’ Reply Brief

Palo Alto Amicus Brief

Authority Response to Palo Alto

Court Decisions

Court Decision

Final Judgment

Peremptory Writ of Mandate

Reference Materials
As part of its lawsuit challenging the High-Speed Rail Authority's Final EIR for access to the Bay Area from the Central Valley, TRANSDEF and its fellow plaintiffs filed an excerpt of the Administrative Record of the case. You may find the contents interesting. Please note that these are very big files.

Volume 1 of Excerpts from the FEIR. (46 Mb.)

Volume 2 of Excerpts from the FEIR. (37 Mb.)

Project Approval Documents. (2 Mb.)

Excerpts from the Reference Materials for the FEIR. (33 Mb.)

Excerpts from other Reference Materials. (40 Mb.)