News Releases

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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November 6, 2019

PHOTO RELEASE: Economic Summit Visitors Attend High-Speed Rail Construction Tour in Central Valley

Today, Authority Board of Directors Chairman Lenny Mendonca and Central Valley Regional Director Diana Gomez led a tour of several active construction sites on the high-speed rail project for two dozen visitors in Fresno. Today marks the official kick-off of the three-day Economic Summit in Fresno, which will culminate in an appearance by Governor Newsom on November 8. More about this event is here: California high-speed rail project investments to date has made...

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November 4, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Authority’s Small Business Team Hosts First Small Business Supportive Services Symposium

Small businesses flocked to the first Small Business Supportive Services Symposium hosted by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Over 100 people attended the event held at the Bitwise South Stadium business center in Fresno on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The Authority’s Small Business Advocate Catrina Blair organized the event in response to small businesses who indicated they needed assistance with how they can be successful whether they’re working on or interested in...

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September 23, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases 2019 Sustainability Report, Announces Top Sustainability Ranking for Project

Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced the release of its 2019 Sustainability Report: Energizing Economic Revitalization. California’s high-speed rail project received 5 stars and is one of the top ranked sustainable rail infrastructure projects in North America, as evaluated by the GRESB Infrastructure Assessment, the leading benchmark for environmental, social and governance policies, practices, and performance of real estate and infrastructure investments...

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