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Highlights from Chapter 2:

Key Milestones

  • Four new Board Members and seven new senior executives appointed
  • Board approved first Program Baseline for managing budget and schedule
  • All change orders posted on the Authority‚Äôs website for increased transparency
  • 30 active construction sites in the Central Valley, 600 onsite construction workers per week
  • Federal Railroad Administration approved NEPA Authority
  • Preferred Alternatives identified for six project sections
  • Environmental Record of Decision for Locally Generated Alternative - Shafter to Bakersfield
  • Initiated procurement of Track and Systems with issuance of Request for Proposals
  • 36 Active Construction Sites
  • More than 3,500 construction workers dispatched
  • 520+ Small Businesses engaged

More Information

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