News and Events

September 27, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Extends Public Comment Period for Palmdale to Burbank Project Section

LOS ANGELES – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is extending the public review period for the Palmdale to Burbank Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) an additional 30 days to Dec. 1, 2022. The draft environmental document for the more than 30-mile segment connecting the Antelope Valley to the San Fernando Valley has been available to the public since Sept. 2, 2022. The Authority provided more than the legally required review period upon its release to allow for more time to review the document. The law requires a minimum of 45 days for public comment.

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September 15, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Completes First Structure in Kings County

KINGS COUNTY, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), in collaboration with Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture, today announced the opening of the Jackson Avenue Grade Separation, the first completed high-speed rail structure in Kings County. The new overcrossing is located between State Route 43 and Seventh Avenue, south of the city of Hanford. It is 212 feet long, 35 feet wide and takes traffic over the future high-speed rail tracks.

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Events

Intro to Public Works Contracting Series

Part 1: September 22, 2022
Part 2: October 6, 2022
10 a.m.
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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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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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