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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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