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April 11, 2024

NEWS RELEASE: Authority Board of Directors Takes Next Step to Buy Nation’s First 220 mph Trains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (Authority) Board of Directors is moving the project closer toward bringing electrified high-speed rail service to California by approving the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to industry for the nation’s first 220 mph electrified high-speed rail trains.

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March 28, 2024

PHOTO RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority Recognizes 12th Cohort Who Completed 12-Week Pre-Apprenticeship Program

FRESNO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today recognized 16 students who completed the 12-week, Central Valley Training Center pre-apprenticeship program. This cohort was honored at a graduation ceremony at the Selma Arts Center with families and dignitaries in attendance.

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March 19, 2024

Putting Jobs First: California High-Speed Rail Crosses 13,000 Construction Jobs Milestone

FRESNO, Calif.–The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today celebrated the creation of more than 13,000 construction jobs helping build the nation’s first high-speed rail system, with more than 70 percent of those jobs going to residents of California’s Central Valley.

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March 1, 2024

NEWS RELEASE: Board Members, Public Take Tour of High-Speed Train Interior Concepts and Get Up Close Look at Station Models for First Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – All aboard, including the Board! The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors this week stepped off their usual dais and onto a figurative train platform, holding their meeting in the same room as the project’s preliminary trainset white mockups and early conceptual 3D station renderings —a special first-time opportunity for the public, no train tickets required.

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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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