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July 25, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Receives Important Federal Approval

In another step toward continued progress on the nation’s first high-speed rail system, today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced that the State of California has received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assume its federal environmental review responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other federal environmental laws. Today’s announcement allows the Authority to move forward with the completion of...

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July 19, 2019

California High-Speed Rail Authority Industry Forum for Request for Qualifications for Track and Systems RFQ No. HSR 19-13

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is seeking a design-build-maintain contractor to submit qualifications to bid on RFQ No. HSR 19-13. The scope of work will include design and construction of trackwork, railway systems, electrification, as well as testing and commissioning.The Track and Systems contract, as proposed, will also include a 30-year term of maintenance for both the underlying civil works and track and systems work, which would include construction of necessary...

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July 16, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Issues Progress Video and Improved Photo and Video Access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority released the newest construction video highlighting the progress the Authority continues to make along the first 119-miles of high-speed rail infrastructure in Central Valley.

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July 2, 2019

California High-Speed Rail Authority to Make Public Recommendations for the State’s Preferred Alternatives in Northern California

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is releasing the staff recommendations for the State’s Preferred Alternatives for the high-speed rail routes in Northern California. Today’s action kicks off the start of a comprehensive outreach campaign through the summer to gather feedback from the public on the staff recommendations for the Authority Board of Directors to consider in making their decisions in September. Major outreach events will...

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May 3, 2019

California High-Speed Rail Releases Draft Supplemental Environmental Document under CEQA for Merced to Fresno Project Section

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is releasing a draft supplemental environmental impact report pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) entitled “Merced to Fresno Section: Central Valley Wye Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement” (referred to below as “Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS”). The Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS is available for 48-day review and public comment...

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January 10, 2019

PHOTO RELEASE: New Housing Complex Opens to Wasco Residents

WASCO, Calif. – Today, the City of Wasco opened Rosaleda Village, a new housing complex to residents, with the help of several federal and state agencies, including the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority). The new 17-acre complex located on the southside of Gromer Avenue features more than 200 units and allows for easier access to schools, shopping centers and other activities. The former housing facility was located east of the BNSF railroad line on 6th and J Street and next...

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October 5, 2018

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section Made Available

Board of Directors to Consider Certification and Project Approval at October Meeting SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Final Supplemental EIR) for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section of the California High-Speed Rail System. The Final Supplemental EIR represents a comprehensive project-level review of the southern part of the section that runs between...

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September 14, 2018

High-Speed Rail Authority Names Director of Real Property

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today announced the appointment of Donald Odell as the Director of Real Property. “Don’s appointment to this position ensures that we continue our forward momentum in the acquisition of right of way for the high-speed rail program,” said Authority CEO Brian Kelly. “He has tremendous knowledge in this field and his experience to date is essential to the program’s success.” This...

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August 17, 2018

High-Speed Rail Authority Names Northern California Regional Director

SACRAMENTO, Calif.– The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today announced the appointment of Boris Lipkin as the Northern California Regional Director. “Boris’s appointment to this position continues the excellent work he has done as the Acting Northern California Regional Director to prepare us for future Silicon Valley to Central Valley high-speed rail service,” said Authority CEO Brian Kelly. “His experience with the high-speed rail program...

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August 16, 2018

High-Speed Rail Continues to Lead California and the Nation in Building a Clean and Green Transportation System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) issued its annual Sustainability Report, which details how the Authority is already putting sustainability into action. The report updates the progress made in 2017 and the results of our comprehensive approach to designing, constructing and operating high-speed rail in a sustainable manner. The report highlights accomplishments in each aspect of the Authority’s Sustainability Framework. "Our goal is to...

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