Brightline West

Notice of Intent

The California Department of Transportation, District 8 (Caltrans) is announcing the commencement of the Notice of Intent (NOI) period regarding a proposed memorandum between Brightline West, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to assist in developing an independent and privately funded electric passenger rail system primarily within the existing I-15 corridor right of way from Apple Valley to Rancho Cucamonga, where a station would be constructed adjacent or connected to the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink train station (the Cajon Pass segment).

Project Description

Brightline West is proposing to construct a privately funded electric passenger rail system primarily within the existing I-15 corridor right of way from Apple Valley to Rancho Cucamonga, where a station would be constructed adjacent or connected to the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink train station (the Cajon Pass segment).

This is the second segment of the 170-mile Brightline West electric passenger rail system between Apple Valley and Las Vegas. 135 miles of this project will be in California along I-15:

Notice of Intent

MOU Agreement

What is the time frame of the comment period?

CalSTA will accept written and electronic comments on the proposed action of a MOU between the previously mentioned parties for the development of the Cajon Pass segment for a 15-day period after the posting of this notice or until 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2021.

Where can comments be submitted?

You may submit comments by the following methods:

Written:         
David Matza
California Department of Transportation, District 8 Office
464 West 4th Street, 12th Floor
San Bernardino, California 92401

Electronic:   
David.Matza@dot.ca.gov