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December Construction Update

As we come to the close of 2018, the high-speed speed rail project continues to make significant progress. There are now just under 2,500 construction workers helping to build the nation's largest infrastructure project. Meantime, construction on the San Joaquin River Viaduct now spans across the river, while work on the Cedar Viaduct is coming closer to crossing State Route 99 in Fresno. Check out the latest construction update to read about the progress and see new pictures from the work sites.

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  • Fresno EDC Award For Central Valley Regional Director Diana Gomez

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    FRESNO, Calif. – Every year, the Fresno County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) awards their Giraffe Award to a member of the Fresno County community that goes the extra mile and “sticks their neck out” for the betterment of our community. On October 30, the EDC selected Diana Gomez, Central Regional Director for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Diana is recognized for her contributions to the high-speed rail project and starting the largest infrastructure project in the Central Valley. Through her experience from the transportation industry, she has used her expertise and compassion to work through issues and scenarios for the best possible outcomes. With the combined efforts of EDC, many of the impacted businesses have expanded operations, resulting in additional job creation. Congratulations Diana!

  • High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors Approves Alignment within Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section, Certifies Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

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    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors certified the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Final Supplemental EIR) for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section and approved a high-speed rail alignment between Poplar Avenue in Kern County and the F Street station location in downtown Bakersfield. This allows the Authority to take additional steps toward advancing major work on the project. Read the full news release here.

  • High-Speed Rail Authority and City of Shafter Reach Settlement Agreement

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the City of Shafter, which will result in the dismissal of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) litigation over the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield project section of the high-speed rail program. This agreement demonstrates the commitment between both parties to work together to bring high-speed rail service to the Central Valley. Read the full news release here

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