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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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