The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. The system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 220 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a state-wide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.

PanGIS, Inc. is part of a multi-disciplinary team lead by CH2M that is examining the proposed CHSR corridor and alternatives from Los Angeles to San Diego.  At the direction of CH2M, PanGIS is has been tasked with creating new map documents, queries, figures, and analysis of GIS data and preparation of graphics and tabular results. Exhibits produced are used to support agency and stakeholder meetings, for public participation meetings and events, and for technical analysis of refined rail alternatives.  PanGIS is creating Geodatabases, analysis, and map exhibits for biological constraints, archaeological and historical resources, opportunities and constraints, and local and regional transportation tie-ins.