News Releases

May 29, 2018

High-Speed Rail and Tree Fresno Begin Tree Planting Program at West Fresno Middle School

FRESNO, Calif. – On Tuesday, May 29, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and Tree Fresno began the first phase of tree planting at West Fresno Middle School. Nearly 200 trees were planted by volunteers and students. The trees are the first part of the Authority’s effort to offset greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with high-speed rail construction and achieve the Authority’s goal of zero net direct GHG emissions from construction. The...

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May 10, 2018

City of Bakersfield Approves Vision Plan for Downtown Bakersfield and High-Speed Rail Station

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield City Council voted yesterday to approve the “Making Downtown Bakersfield” Station Area Vision Plan and Environmental Impact Report that will serve as a plan to continue revitalization efforts and guide future development of Downtown Bakersfield. The City of Bakersfield, in partnership with the California High-Speed Rail Authority, launched a station-planning and community engagement campaign in 2015 to hear from local residents and...

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May 2, 2018

High-Speed Rail Authority Announces Agreement with L.A. Metro for Major SoCal Grade Separation Project

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced the approval of a joint funding agreement that allocates $76.7 million in Proposition 1A bond funds toward the Rosecrans Avenue/Marquardt Avenue Grade Separation Project in the City of Santa Fe Springs. This contribution will be matched by other local funding sources to complete the $155.3 million project. The...

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March 15, 2018

PHOTO RELEASE: Heavy Construction Starts in Kern County for Construction Package 4

KERN COUNTY, Calif.-- This week, construction crews are beginning foundation work for a bridge that will carry high-speed trains over Garces Highway in Kern County – marking the first significant construction activity for Construction Package 4 (CP 4). Drill rigs and heavy machinery have been mobilized to the site at Garces Highway near Scofield Avenue where workers have begun drilling shafts 80-feet into the ground. Rebar cages are also being lowered into the shafts and covered with...

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January 29, 2018

BART Introduces its “Fleet of the Future”

OAKLAND, Calif. – On January 19, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rolled out what it is calling its “Fleet of the Future” in a ceremony that drew political leaders, everyday riders and stakeholders who have wanted for years for the system to roll out a more efficient rail cars that will ultimately replace cars that have been in use since the system launched service in the September 1972. The sleek, energy-efficient rail cars drew rave reviews – they are quieter, cooler,...

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