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May 31, 2018

2,000 Construction Jobs Created on the High-Speed Rail Project

FRESNO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) was joined by workers representing multiple local union halls to announce that more than 2,000 construction jobs have been created since the start of the high-speed rail project. Strong partnerships have been made with the State Building and Construction Trades Council, the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board and many other groups to train and hire a skilled workforce to build the nation’s...

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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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