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September 18, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Board Adopts Preferred Alternatives in Northern California

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors concurred with staff recommendations for the Preferred Alternatives for the high-speed rail routes in Northern California. The Board’s concurrence comes after nearly a decade of analysis and active engagement with communities along the route. The staff released its recommendations in July and led a comprehensive outreach effort to provide the Board of Directors with feedback before...

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September 13, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail and LA Metro Announce Partnership to Advance LA Union Station Project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority today took another step forward in advancing work for Southern California’s Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS). Together with the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) an agreement was reached to steer more than $400 million in Proposition 1A funds towards the transformative Link Union Station (Link US) project. The Link US project will transform how the regional...

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September 11, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: California Issues First NEPA Action: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Valley Wye

Taking the first significant action under NEPA Assignment, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is releasing a draft supplemental environmental impact statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) entitled “Merced to Fresno Section: Central Valley Wye Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement” (referred to below as “Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS”). The Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS is available for a...

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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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