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February 14, 2024

NEWS RELEASE: California Students Propel Nation’s First High-Speed Rail System to Award-Winning Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Students love high-speed rail! The California High-Speed Rail Authority took home a national honor this week for the award-winning student engagement I Will Ride program. The American Public Transit Association (APTA) recognized the program as 2023’s Best Comprehensive Marketing and Communications Educational Campaign for Workforce Development during its annual AdWheel Awards this week in New Orleans.

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February 9, 2024

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority Issues Draft 2024 Business Plan for Public Review and Comment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) issued its draft 2024 Business Plan for public review and comment. The draft 2024 Business Plan reaffirms the Authority’s goal of advancing a clean, electrified high-speed rail in California and expands on what the recently awarded $3.1 billion in federal funding will provide for the project.

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January 18, 2024

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Sparks Billions in Economic Benefit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – New data released today by the California High-Speed Rail Authority shows investments in this first-in-the-nation project are continuing to provide billions in economic benefit to the state. The Authority’s 2023 Economic Impact Analysis Report shows the California high-speed rail project continues to be a proven job creator that bolsters the local economy, particularly disadvantaged communities.

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January 5, 2024

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Shortlist of Potential Suppliers for Electrified High-Speed Trains in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On the heels of the nearly $3.1 billion historic federal investment for California’s high-speed rail project, which includes funding for new electric trains, the California High-Speed Rail Authority today released its shortlist of qualified bidders for its high-speed trainsets. The identification of the shortlisted teams is an important step toward the release of the Request for Proposals and procurement of state-of-the-art electrified high-speed trainsets capable of operating at speeds up to 220 mph.

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December 29, 2023

PHOTO RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority Recognizes 11th Cohort to Complete Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

SELMA, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority is ending the year by recognizing 25 students who have completed the Central Valley Training Center’s 12-week, pre-apprenticeship program located in the city of Selma. This is the second largest cohort to graduate from the program, with a total of 176 students completing the program to date.

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December 27, 2023

VIDEO RELEASE: Making a List: 2023’s Top 10 Moments for California High-Speed Rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Narrowing down top moments for California high-speed rail is tough in 2023, a year of momentous progress for the nation’s first 220 mph, clean, electrified train system. Today’s video release by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) makes the hard choices for you, featuring 10 milestones from an incredibly busy year of progress.

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December 8, 2023

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Supporters React to Grant Award News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Following the announcement earlier this week of nearly $3.1 billion from the Biden administration, the largest federal grant award received to date by the California High-Speed Rail Authority, elected officials and industry leaders applauded the news. Here are some of their statements on this historic milestone for the project: 

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December 5, 2023

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority to Receive Record $3.1 Billion From Biden Administration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In the single strongest show of federal support to date, the US Department of Transportation has awarded the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) nearly $3.1 billion in grant funding for continued progress on the country’s first electrified 220-mph high-speed rail system. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: In a show of support for the state’s vision, the Biden-Harris Administration is awarding the High-Speed Rail Authority $3.073 billion to advance construction in California’s Central Valley to achieve the project’s goal of clean, fast and affordable transportation from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

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November 22, 2023

VIDEO RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Fall 2023 Construction Update

FRESNO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has released its Fall 2023 Construction Update highlighting continued progress on the nation’s first high-speed rail project, including 10 structures completed or opened to traffic this year and progress at various construction sites with a record 1,612 workers dispatched to job sites daily in November.

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November 17, 2023

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Partners with Labor on Operating Nation’s First High-Speed Rail Project

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and 13 rail labor unions announced today that they have entered an agreement that ensures the hard-earned gains in federal labor laws will be applicable to the operations of the nation’s first high-speed rail project.

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