Closing A Gap to Complete the Iron Horse Trail
Iron Horse Trail (Dublin/Pleasanton BART to Santa Rita Road) | Pleasanton, CA
LSA served as the environmental team partner for this 1.6-mile segment of the Iron Horse Trail, a regional multipurpose trail that will ultimately run from Livermore in Alameda County to Suisun Bay in Contra Costa, a total of 55 miles. Many segments are complete and have been operational for years while others are being developed as funds become available.
LSA was responsible for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documentation to support a Categorical Exemption and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation to fulfill California Department of Transportation District 4, Office of Local Assistance Requirements. Deliverables included a Natural Environment Study/Biological Assessment, a Historic Property Survey Report, an Archaeological Survey Report, and an Archaeological Area of Potential Effects to address the requirements of Section 106. LSA also prepared a Section 4(f) Evaluation technical report to address potential impacts on public parks, recreation areas, and/or wildlife refuges. Finally, LSA also worked with the East Bay Regional Park District, engineers, and landscape architects on permitting needs and construction monitoring.