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Governor Newsom Responds to Federal Decision

Governor Newsom has issued the following statement on today's decision by the federal government to deobligate nearly $1 billion in funding for high-speed rail:

“The Trump Administration’s action is illegal and a direct assault on California, our green infrastructure, and the thousands of Central Valley workers who are building this project. Just as we have seen from the Trump Administration’s attacks on our clean air standards, our immigrant communities and in countless other areas, the Trump Administration is trying to exact political retribution on our state.This is California’s money, appropriated by Congress, and we will vigorously defend it in court.”

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  • Small Business Newsletter

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The latest edition of the Small Business Newsletter is out now featuring a salute to those who spend countless hours helping connect small businesses with state contract opportunities. Also, you’ll meet a small business owner who has nearly 20 years of experience working on high-speed rail. Click the image above to start reading now.

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

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    SACRAMENTO, CA. -- The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is releasing a draft supplemental environmental impact report pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) entitled “Merced to Fresno Section: Central Valley Wye Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.” The Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS is available for 48-day review and public comment beginning Friday, May 3 through Thursday, June 20, 2019.

  • California High-Speed Rail Authority Response to Federal Railroad Administration February 19, 2019 Letter

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    Today, the Authority sent a response to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Ron Batory’s February 19, 2019, letter notifying to take back federal funds directed to the nation’s first truly high-speed rail project. Authority CEO Brian Kelly informed Administrator Batory that withdrawing federal funds from this project is unwarranted, unprecedented and harmful to the people and the economy of the Central Valley, California and the nation.

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Status Report

    The ARRA, issued on January 31, 2019, is the first of four quarterly annual reports the California High-Speed Rail Authority is issuing related to the high-speed rail program and our federal funding grant agreement. This report reflects the status of the work we are doing to comply with the agreement, it identifies the risks to cost and schedule, as well as the actions we are taking to mitigate those risks. This report is a snapshot in time, so subsequent reports will reflect changes to project status as warranted. Read the cover letter. Read the report.

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