California High-Speed Rail Authority

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In recognition of Women in Construction Week, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) released its Spring 2022 Construction Update and recognized women who are contributing to the nation’s first high-speed rail project. With continued winter construction progress, highlights include last month’s completion of the South Avenue Grade Separation in Fresno …continue reading

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Investments in clean, electrified high-speed rail continue to generate positive impacts for the economy in California’s Central Valley and beyond. The Authority’s 2021 Economic Analysis Report illustrates the economic benefits of the high-speed rail program at the national, statewide and regional level, with the latest data showing a rise in jobs and …continue reading

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As California takes the lead in building a modern, clean and sustainable transportation system, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) issued its Draft 2022 Business Plan for public review and comment. The release of the draft plan comes just 10 months after the Authority’s Board of Directors approved the final …continue reading

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the approximately 14-mile Burbank to Los Angeles project section. This action clears the way for full California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) clearance of nearly 300 miles of the high-speed …continue reading

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has notified the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) that it has fully met its state funding match requirements for federal dollars one year ahead of schedule. Today’s action completes a major requirement of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding grant. “The federal government’s …continue reading

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As California kicks off Climate Week 2021, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) released its latest Sustainability Report: Building an Equitable Future, detailing how this first-in-the nation project positively contributes to the climate change struggle and helps build the most technologically advanced, electrified, and equitable transportation system in California. Electrified …continue reading

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In the fourth quarter 2021, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) anticipates issuing the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section. The Palmdale to Burbank Project Section will connect the Antelope Valley to the San Fernando Valley, which will bring high-speed rail service to …continue reading

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In the fourth quarter 2021, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) anticipates issuing the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section. The Palmdale to Burbank Project Section will connect the Antelope Valley to the San Fernando Valley, which will bring high-speed rail service to …continue reading

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors adopted the Revised 2020 Business Plan, reaffirming the Authority’s commitment to deliver a 171-mile Merced-Fresno-Bakersfield interim electrified service line in California’s Central Valley. “The strategy outlined in this plan presents a clear path toward completing construction in the Central Valley,” said Authority …continue reading

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today submitted the final state match to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding grant. With this action, the Authority has completed the matching funding requirements of the 2010 grant 22 months ahead of schedule. Last week, …continue reading

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As part of the state’s commitment to deliver a sustainable, reliable, and accessible transportation system, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) issued its Revised Draft 2020 Business Plan for public review and comment. The plan presents a path forward for completing construction in the Central Valley and highlights continued progress …continue reading

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has launched a new online dashboard that tracks Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), which include women- and minority-owned small businesses participating on the high-speed rail project. The feature is on the Authority’s small business program homepage at https://hsr.ca.gov/small_business/. “We designed the new dashboard to highlight …continue reading