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April 28, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Launches Online Resources for Northern California Community Open Houses

Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) launched a new online web portal for the San Jose to Merced project section. The new resource is an attempt to help the public better understand the San Jose to Merced Draft Environmental Document, released April 24, 2020.

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April 22, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Draft Environmental Document for First Segment into Northern California

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is releasing the first project-level Draft Environmental Document for a project section in Northern California. The document, which covers the 90-mile extent of the 145-mile San Jose to Merced Project Section from Scott Boulevard in Santa Clara to Carlucci Road in Merced County, will be open for public comment starting on Friday, April 24.“The release of the draft environmental document for this project section marks an important milestone for the...

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April 21, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail and LA Metro Reach Agreement to Advance Union Station Project Funding Plan

Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (Authority) Board of Directors approved a preliminary funding plan with LA Metro to move the Link Union Station project (Link US) forward in Southern California. Today’s approval outlines a proposal for High-Speed Rail’s shared use of right-of-way in Palmdale, Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) and several additional locations within Southern California. “We appreciate the collaboration and partnership with LA Metro,”...

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April 13, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Works to Improve Air Quality for Next Generation

Fresno, Calif. – It’s no secret California’s Central Valley suffers from some of the worst air pollution in the nation. Research shows transportation is a leading contributor to asthma-inducing pollution like diesel. Asthma rates for the region’s children hovers around 20%, more than twice the rate of the rest of the state. “Research has really come forward to say that in fact certain kinds of air pollution actually causes asthma,” says Kevin Hamilton, a...

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April 7, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Extends Public Review Period, and Changes Public Hearing Date and Format, for Bakersfield to Palmdale Draft Environmental Document

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced the public review period and public hearing for the Bakersfield to Palmdale Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) have been changed. The public review period previously scheduled to end on April 13, 2020 has been extended by 15 days to April 28, 2020. The Authority has also changed the date and format of the public hearing from an in-person hearing on April 9,...

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February 25, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Draft Environmental Document for First Segment into Los Angeles County

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is releasing the first Draft Environmental Document for a significant project section into Los Angeles County. The document, which covers the 80-mile stretch of the project from Bakersfield to Palmdale, will be open for public comment starting on Friday, February 28th.The Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section will provide a connection from the Central Valley to the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles County, closing the existing passenger rail gap between...

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February 21, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: Costa Unveils Legislation to Fund Completion of California’s High-Speed Rail, Other National Rail Projects

FRESNO, Calif.-- After leading the fight in Congress for investment in America’s national rail infrastructure, Congressman Jim Costa unveiled the High-Speed Rail Corridor Development Act, legislation that would provide $32 billion to fund projects in federally designated high-speed rail corridors.“This legislation will provide the needed funding to finish California’s High-Speed Rail project. California is leading the nation in building modern, green train technology, which...

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December 10, 2019

VIDEO RELEASE: 2019 Wrap-Up for Major Construction Progress on High-Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has issued a video highlighting some of the major construction milestones that happened this year on the high-speed rail project. Kicking off the year with the completion of the realignment of State Route 99 in the city of Fresno, there are now nearly 30 major construction sites underway throughout the 119 miles of high-speed rail construction in the Valley. Several projects have been completed, with major progress also being made on existing ones, such...

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December 2, 2019

NOTICE OF SHORTLIST RFQ HSR19-13 Track and Systems

The Authority has completed its evaluation of all Statements of Qualifications submitted in response to the Request for Qualifications for Track and Systems (RFQ HSR19-13). The Authority has determined that the following teams have submitted qualified Statements of Qualifications and will be invited to participate in the second phase Request for Proposals (RFP HSR19-13) once the RFP is released. The teams on the shortlist are listed in alphabetical order as follows: Bombardier-Salcef-Weitz...

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November 8, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority Completes Environmental Clearance into Bakersfield

Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) issued the Record of Decision for the final 23-mile route between Shafter and Bakersfield in the Central Valley. This completes the state’s environmental review process between Fresno and Bakersfield and allows the Authority to move toward project construction into Bakersfield. This is the first major environmental action taken under the State’s newly granted federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and...

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