News and Events

April 28, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Board Completes Environmental Clearance to Connect Silicon Valley and Central Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors today certified the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) and approved the approximately 90-mile San Jose to Merced project section in Northern California. This action completes the environmental clearance for nearly 400 miles of the high-speed rail project’s 500-mile Phase 1 alignment from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim – including a contiguous stretch between Merced and Palmdale plus January’s clearance of the Burbank to Los Angeles section.

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April 27, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Board and LA Metro Agree on Funding to Improve Los Angeles Union Station

LOS ANGELES – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors today approved a multi-million dollar project management and funding agreement between Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (LA Metro) and the Authority to modernize the historic LA Union Station through the Link Union Station project (Link US) project.

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Meetings of the Board of Directors and of its committees are noticed and conducted in compliance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. Board of Directors meetings are generally held once a month. Special Board meetings may be held as needed to address Authority business, but those meetings will be announced ten days in advance in compliance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. View the Board Meeting Schedule and Materials.

Watch Board Meetings Live

Through a commitment towards open and transparent communication with the public, the California High-Speed Rail Authority provides live webcasts of all board meetings. Board meeting materials and the webcast are posted online. To view archived board meeting videos visit the YouTube/Board Meetings page.

Maps

High-Speed Rail Maps

Project Section Maps

  • San Francisco to San Jose
  • Bakersfield F Street Station Alignment
  • San Jose to Merced
  • Bakersfield to Palmdale
  • Merced to Sacramento
  • Palmdale to Burbank
  • Merced to Fresno
  • Burbank to Los Angeles
  • Central Valley Wye
  • Los Angeles to Anaheim
  • Fresno to Bakersfield
  • Los Angeles to San Diego

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Our individual actions make a difference for our planet. In addition to the ease, comfort, speed and convenience of taking high-speed rail, your trip saves greenhouse gas emissions and avoids adding pollution to our communities.

No matter what distance the trip is, using high-speed rail in California makes a difference. Explore this tool to see how your future travel avoids pollution.

Term Definition
Greenhouse Gas (GHG)GHG emissions are the primary driver of climate change caused by human activity and a critical source of local, regional, and global environmental impacts.
Fossil FuelFossil fuel is a hydrocarbon-containing material formed underground from the remains of dead plants and animals that humans extract and burn to release energy for use. The main fossil fuels are coal, petroleum and natural gas.
Renewable EnergyEnergy that is collected from renewable resources that is naturally replenished without causing environmental pollution. It includes sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
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