Highlights from Chapter 1:
Steps to Getting Trains Running in California
- In August 2022, the Authority Board of Directors approved two contracts to advance design into Merced and Bakersfield
- In October 2022, the Board approved awarding a contract to develop the final designs for the four Central Valley stations
- The Authority is undertaking a systematic review of its approach to procuring and delivering key operational capital elements, including track, systems, trains, and operations and maintenance facilities for the Merced to Bakersfield corridor
- The Authority is committed to operating the system on renewable energy and has initiated work on the conceptual design and financial modeling of a battery storage and solar generation project
- Over the last two years, the Authority has begun planning and identifying the steps necessary to connect future operations into the existing state network of intercity rail and bus lines, regional rail lines, urban rail and bus transit lines, highways and airports
High-Speed Rail Station Elements
Text description of station elements
This graphic shows a rendering of a high-speed rail station that highlights the elements of the station. The platform shows where trains will arrive at the station. The station uses vertical circulation, a pedestrian concourse, a canopy for shade and space for functional areas. Along the street are bus stops, a pick-up and drop-off area, enclosed bike parking, ADA Parking stalls and an area for multimodal access.
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