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California High-Speed Rail Authority Awards Early Train Operator Contract to DB Engineering & Consulting USA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors approved the awarding of a contract for Early Train Operator services to DB Engineering & Consulting USA. The Early Train Operator will assist the Authority with planning, designing and implementing the nation’s first high-speed rail program. Read our full press release to see why Board Chair Dan Richard calls this a major step forward for the program..



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  • California High-Speed Rail Releases Draft Supplemental Environmental Document for Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released for public review and comment, a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section of the California High-Speed Rail System. Read more about this process by visiting our Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS page. The official comment period begins Thursday, November 9, 2017 and ends Tuesday, January 16, 2018.


  • California State Transportation Agency and High-Speed Rail Authority Release Draft NEPA Assignment Application for Public Review and Comment

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in partnership with the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), today made available for public review and comment a draft application to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assume the federal environmental responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other federal environmental laws. The State of California is seeking federal environmental responsibilities to enable more efficient reviews and approvals of the environmental documents required to advance the high-speed rail program and related rail projects. Read more about this process by visiting our NEPA Assignment page. The official comment period begins Thursday, November 9 and ends on Monday, December 11.


  • Small Business Newsletter

    Small Business Newsletter Vol 5: Issue 3

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released the latest edition of the Investing in California Small Business our small business newsletter. In this edition, read about the company charged with keeping the trains running on time and the program that is helping soldiers transition from helmets to hard hats after leaving service. Those stories and more can be found in our Small Business Newsletter Flipbook.


  • November Construction Update

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In this month’s construction update see two new projects that are now underway in the Central Valley. The update also features construction videos from the San Joaquin River Viaduct, Avenue 12, the State Route 99 Realignment and the Tulare Street Undercrossing. Plus, meet a veteran who learned how to operate cranes in the Army and has been doing it around the world for 50 years, hear what he says about working on the nation’s first high-speed rail line.


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