Factsheets

About the High-Speed Rail Program

Connecting California

Connecting California FactsheetThis is a quick snapshot of the overall program and how it will transform mobility, spur economic growth, create a cleaner environment, and preserve agricultural lands and natural habitat.

Conectando California, Expandiendo la Economía y Transformando los Viajes

High-Speed Rail in Northern California

Northern California at a Glance

Northern California factsheet coverHigh-speed rail will provide clean, modern transportation for the millions of Northern California residents and will help tie the state’s economies together like never before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Francisco to San Jose Preferred Alternative Fact Sheet

San Francisco to San Jose Preferred Alternative Fact Sheet CoverHigh-speed rail offers an unprecedented opportunity to modernize the rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose. In a landmark agreement in 2012, Caltrain, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), and a variety of other regional partners agreed to electrify the existing Caltrain corridor, have the two rail systems share the tracks, and maintain the corridor as primarily a two-track railroad. The plan to share the tracks for both the regional commuter and state high-speed rail systems is referred to as the Blended System. This fact sheet discusses the staff recommendation for a preferred alternative to be considered by the Authority’ Board of Directors in September 2019 for adding the infrastructure that will be necessary to support high-speed rail service in the corridor.

 

 

 

 

San Jose to Merced Preferred Alternative Fact Sheet

San Jose to Merced Preferred Alternative Fact Sheet CoverHigh-speed rail offers an unprecedented opportunity to modernize California’s transportation system and tie together the state’s economies. The San Jose to Merced Project Section will be the crucial connection between the Bay Area and the Central Valley. This fact sheet discusses the staff recommendation for the State’s Preferred Alternative to be considered by the Authority’s Board of Directors in September 2019

 

 

 

 

High-Speed Rail in the Central Valley

Central Valley at a Glance

High-speed rail is already happening in the Central Valley, with construction now spanning 119 miles across Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties.

High-Speed Rail in Southern California

Southern California at a Glance

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The Authority continues its work in partnership with agencies, corridor cities, interested stakeholders and the public to bring the nation’s first high-speed rail to Southern California.

High-Speed Rail Safety

Safety Factsheet

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is committed to safety on trains and surrounding train lines. Learn more about the measures being taken to protect you.

Noise and High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Train Noise Levels

Four major factors make high-speed trains operate at generally quieter levels than conventional passenger and freight rail services.

Benefits of High-Speed Rail

The Economic Impact of California High-Speed Rail

A look at how investment in the nation’s first high-speed rail system has created jobs and generated economic activity in numerous ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High-Speed Rail: Creating Jobs

California’s high-speed rail program is putting people to work. The number of employment opportunities continues to increase as the program expands.

Trenes de Alta Velocidad: Creando Trabajos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small_Business_Factsheet

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More about the Authority’s Small Business Program and how to get involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Benefits Agreement

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The high-speed rail program is already creating jobs, and the Authority is committed to working with local partners to get people trained and ready to work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good for the Environment

Environmental impact factsheet cover.California’s policies sehttps://hsr.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/docs/communication/info_center/factsheets/Environmental_Factsheet.pdft a national tone on environmental issues. The goal is to deliver the greenest infrastructure project in the nation, both in construction and operations, and to honor California’s culture of environmental stewardship.

Bueno para el Medio Ambiente

Funding and Investments

State Investments in Southern California Rail Transit Projects

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A look at the money high-speed rail is investing in connectivity and bookend projects in Southern California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Investments in Northern California Rail Transit Projects

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A look at the money high-speed rail is investing in connectivity and bookend projects in Northern California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposition 1A: High-Level Facts


In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 1A (Prop 1A) that provided legal guidelines and $9.95 billion in general obligation bonds for the California high-speed rail program and related transportation projects. This is a quick review of Prop 1A, what a bond allocation is, and what has been done as of early 2021.

Get the Facts

Get the Facts: Merced-Fresno-Bakersfield Line

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High-speed rail will connect California’s mega-regions, starting with the Merced-Fresno-Bakersfield line as the first part of a building block approach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get the Facts: Construction

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The high-speed rail project has garnered a lot of publicity leading to speculation and rumor, making it important to separate fact from fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get the Facts: Sustainability

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The Authority is committed to building a high-speed rail system that minimizes impacts to both the natural and built environment, encourages compact land development around transit stations and helps California manage its pressing issues with climate change, traffic and airport congestion, and energy dependency.

Activity Sheets

HSR Activity Sheet

Get creative and colorful with High-Speed Rail. Color your very own high-speed train or tell us where in California you will ride the train. Once your masterpiece is complete, upload it to Twitter or Instagram and tag us @cahsra and be sure to use the hashtag #Iwillride

If you would like your image to be shared on our social media or other platforms, send in your image with a signed  consent form through mail or email to the following address:

California High-Speed Rail Authority
770 L Street, Suite 1180
Sacramento, CA 95814

Or email at:
info@hsr.ca.gov

Media Consent form and Release for Minor Children

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