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August 17, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Board Approves Design Contracts to Prepare for Construction into Merced and Bakersfield

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors today approved contracts to advance design of the 52.4 total miles that will extend the project into Merced and Bakersfield. The contracts bring the project closer to constructing the final Central Valley packages that will complete the 171-mile high-speed rail electrified segment and ultimately connect to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

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August 11, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: $25 Million in Federal Funding Awarded to Advance High-Speed Rail in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) was notified that it has been awarded $25 million in federal grant funding to advance the project beyond the 119-miles under construction and into downtown Merced. This grant was awarded through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program, and $25 million is the maximum grant award.

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July 18, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Releases Summer 2022 Construction Update

FRESNO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority released its Summer 2022 Construction Update highlighting progress on the high-speed rail project. Like the temperature in the Central Valley, high-speed rail construction continues to rise, and this update features the latest on major construction projects from Madera to Kern counties.

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July 8, 2022

PHOTO RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Reaches Construction Milestone in Kern County

KERN COUNTY, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority, in collaboration with design-build contractor California Rail Builders, reached a historic milestone as the final pre-cast girders were placed on Construction Package 4. With this placement, all structures along the 22-mile stretch of high-speed rail between just north of the Tulare/Kern county line and Poplar Avenue south of the city of Wasco are now in construction.

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June 10, 2022

California High-Speed Rail Releases Final Environmental Studies to Finalize Project Alignment into San Francisco

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today released the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS) for the approximately 43- mile San Francisco to San Jose project section in Northern California. If approved by the Authority’s Board of Directors in August, this project section and its environmental document will complete full environmental clearance for high-speed rail in Northern California.

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May 24, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Pursues First Major Award Of New Federal Infrastructure Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority has submitted two applications totaling nearly $1.3 billion in federal grant funding for the nation’s first high-speed rail project. The applications are the first major push for a continued federal partnership under the newly enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed by President Biden in November, 2021.

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April 28, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Board Completes Environmental Clearance to Connect Silicon Valley and Central Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors today certified the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) and approved the approximately 90-mile San Jose to Merced project section in Northern California. This action completes the environmental clearance for nearly 400 miles of the high-speed rail project’s 500-mile Phase 1 alignment from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim – including a contiguous stretch between Merced and Palmdale plus January’s clearance of the Burbank to Los Angeles section.

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April 27, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Board and LA Metro Agree on Funding to Improve Los Angeles Union Station

LOS ANGELES – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors today approved a multi-million dollar project management and funding agreement between Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (LA Metro) and the Authority to modernize the historic LA Union Station through the Link Union Station project (Link US) project.

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April 22, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Celebrates Earth Day by Launching Carbon Footprint Calculator

Sacramento, Calif. – In honor of Earth Day, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is launching an interactive carbon footprint calculator online to show the environmental benefits of the nation’s first electrified high-speed rail project. Website visitors can use the calculator to see their potential carbon emissions savings from traveling by electrified high-speed rail compared to by car and plane on four roundtrips along the planned high-speed rail system:

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April 19, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: $3 Million Grant Awarded to Study Pacheco Pass Wildlife Overcrossing Near Future High-Speed Rail Line

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency, along with partners from Caltrans, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Pathways for Wildlife, are applauding the award of a $3.125 million grant to continue efforts to protect wildlife movement in Northern California. The California Wildlife Conservation Board grant will fund the planning, design, environmental review and permitting of a proposed wildlife overcrossing spanning State Route 152, near the San Jose to Merced high-speed rail project section.

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