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August 28, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Celebrates Creating 3,000 Construction Jobs

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has reached another historic milestone coinciding with the 125th anniversary of Labor Day - the creation of more than 3,000 jobs across 119 miles of construction in the Central Valley. In partnership with local trade unions, the State Building and Construction Trades Council and the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board, the Authority is proud to work alongside such skilled trades people including operating engineers, electricians,...

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August 15, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority and Kings County Reach Important Agreements

Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and Kings County Board of Supervisors announced that they have signed three major agreements that will clear the way for substantial progress on California’s high-speed rail program in Kings County in the Central Valley. “Now is the time for Kings County to come together with the Authority to settle disputes and to signal a new phase of cooperation,” said Supervisor Doug Verboon. “With our agreements in place,...

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July 31, 2019

PHOTO RELEASE: Overpasses Open to Traffic on Avenue 8 and Avenue 11 in Madera County

Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its design-build contractor Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons (TPZP) opened two newly constructed overpasses on Avenue 8 and Avenue 11 in Madera County that allow traffic to travel over the high-speed rail system. This marks the first completed high-speed rail grade separations for Madera County. “The completion of this overcrossing is a great step forward toward a positive working relationship with High-Speed Rail and Madera...

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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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