NEWS RELEASE: Veteran-Owned Small Business Flying High with High-Speed Rail

November 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In recognition of Veterans Day, 2021 the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today released a video profiling the 111th Aerial Photography, a California-certified Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise helping map the high-speed rail corridor from Madera to the southwest edge of Fresno.

Thumbnail from video, showing aerial photographer at work, camera out airplane window, with play button over top, prompting people to watch.

You can read more about the 111th Aerial Photography and other small businesses in the latest edition of the Authority’s Small Business Newsletter.

As of July 31, 2021, there were 638 small businesses working on the high-speed rail program, including 71 Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises and 208 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).

The Authority’s aggressive 30% participation goal for small businesses includes a 10% participation goal for DBEs. Business owners interested in partnering with the Authority can find information on small-business certification, contracting opportunities and vendor registration by visiting

The high-speed rail project is currently under construction on 119 miles in the Central Valley, with more than 6,000 construction jobs created since the start of construction. For a closer look at the progress of the project, visit


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