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New High-Speed Rail Executives Visit Central Valley Construction


CEO Kelly and COO Hedges standing on the top of the pergola

FRESNO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (Authority) newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Brian P. Kelly, and Chief Operating Officer, Joseph Hedges, visited construction sites in Fresno County and met with workers and small businesses building the nation’s first high-speed rail system. See photo release here for more images and read about the San Joaquin Viaduct and Pergola.



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  • February Construction Update




    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Several new projects highlight the February Construction update including two new grade separations and the first construction underway in Construction Package 4. Read the update here and our latest video featuring workers talking about being part of the nation’s first high-speed rail project.

  • Governor Brown Talks High-Speed Rail in State of the State Address




    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In his final State of the State address, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. acknowledged critics and challenges facing high-speed rail but said neither will “discourage or stop” the project. “California was built on dreams and perseverance and the bolder path is still our way forward,” the Governor said. The Governor also referenced the 1,500 workers taking part in 119 miles of construction in the Central Valley as evidence that high-speed rail is a key source for well-paid California jobs. Video courtesy CA Assembly.



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