Community Benefits Agreement

The Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is designed to assist small businesses and job seekers in finding or obtaining construction contracts, jobs, and training opportunities for residents who live in economically-disadvantaged areas. The CBA supports employment of individuals who reside in disadvantaged areas and those designated as ‘disadvantaged workers’, including veterans; it also helps remove potential barriers for small businesses participation.

The CBA is a cooperative partnership and commitment between the High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), skilled craft unions, and contractors. All construction contracts have a CBA, which is based on the Community Benefit Policy that promotes employment and business opportunities during the construction of the high-speed rail project. The Community Benefit Policy was approved by the Authority Board of Directors and signed by the Authority Chief Executive Officer in December 2012.

Letters of Assent


The following organizations have submitted a signed Letter of Assent to the Community Benefits Agreement. 

Aerial photo showing the immense size of the San Joaquin River Viaduct & Pergola structure in North Fresno. March 2018



Small Business Program
(916) 431-2930

Business Advisory Council
(916) 431-2930

Contracts Office
(916) 324-1541

Track & Systems
(916) 324-1541