PHOTO RELEASE: FRA Deputy Administrator Visits Nation’s First High-Speed Rail Construction Sites

December 9, 2021

FRESNO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) welcomed Amit Bose, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), to visit construction sites and get an update on station planning efforts, during a trip through the Central Valley.

“This visit underscores the continued collaboration between the Authority and the Federal Government,” said Authority CEO Brian Kelly. “California is leading the way when it comes to high-speed rail nationally, we appreciate the continued partnership of the Biden-Harris Administration as we progress this transformative project.”

During the visit, Deputy Administrator Bose visited the Cedar Viaduct, a signature structure whose deck and arches will carry trains at more than 200 miles per hour over State Route 99 and spoke with workers from the job site. The Deputy Administrator also toured the award-winning San Joaquin River Viaduct, spanning the river and Madera / Fresno County line.

California High-Speed Rail has 119 miles under construction with 35 active construction sites in the Central Valley. To date, more than 7,000 construction jobs have been created since the start of construction. For more, visit


* USDOT FRA Deputy Administrator Amit Bose shakes the hand of Adrian Pacheco, a carpenter helping build the nation’s first high-speed rail system.


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