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High-Speed Rail Authority Announces Executive Transition

Jeff Morales

SACRAMENTO, Calif – After five years of service and with the California High-Speed Rail program moving rapidly from concept and planning to full-scale construction, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Morales announced today that he will step down from his position early this summer, after the Board of Directors is expected to select a replacement. Learn more about CEO Morales’s decision in our news release.



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    All Board: I WILL RIDE Student Symposium & High-Speed Rail Construction Tour

    SACRAMENTO, Calif – Join us for the first ever All Aboard: #Iwillride Student Symposium and High-Speed Rail Construction Tour on Friday, April 28 at Bitwise Industries in Fresno. This FREE event is open to California undergraduate and graduate students with a vision for the future that involves transforming travel within our state, broadening the workforce of tomorrow, and taking tourism to the next level. Click for event details or register now.



  • March Construction Update

    FRESNO, Calif – The number of construction sites continues to grow with 10 active locations within Construction Package 1 and the first site underway in Construction Package 2-3. This while pre-construction activities ramp up in Construction Package 4. This translates into jobs with over 950 trades workers and 182 small businesses contributing to this work. Watch the video above for a look at all the construction sites and read the March Construction Update for the latest on the project sites.



  • Five Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) Received for HSR 16-13 Request for Qualifications for Early Train Operator

    Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority received statements of qualifications from five world-class proposers for the early train operator. The list of proposers can be found here.




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