News and Events

July 18, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Releases Summer 2022 Construction Update

FRESNO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority released its Summer 2022 Construction Update highlighting progress on the high-speed rail project. Like the temperature in the Central Valley, high-speed rail construction continues to rise, and this update features the latest on major construction projects from Madera to Kern counties.

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July 8, 2022

PHOTO RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Reaches Construction Milestone in Kern County

KERN COUNTY, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority, in collaboration with design-build contractor California Rail Builders, reached a historic milestone as the final pre-cast girders were placed on Construction Package 4. With this placement, all structures along the 22-mile stretch of high-speed rail between just north of the Tulare/Kern county line and Poplar Avenue south of the city of Wasco are now in construction.

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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.


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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Use QuickMap to find information on how high-speed rail construction is impacting road travel in your area. You can also find real-time traffic information from across the state, including traffic congestion, lane closures, and chain controls.

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