News Releases

February 16, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Investments in High-Speed Rail Continue to Lift California’s Economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Investments in clean, electrified high-speed rail continue to generate positive impacts for the economy in California’s Central Valley and beyond. The latest data shows an rise in jobs and economic investment.

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February 8, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority Issues Draft 2022 Business Plan for Public Review and Comment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As California takes the lead in building a modern, clean and sustainable transportation system, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today issued its Draft 2022 Business Plan for public review and comment. The release of the draft plan comes just 10 months after the Authority’s Board of Directors approved the final 2020 Business Plan, which included an extended public comment period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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January 31, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Recognized as Employer of the Year by Organization Advancing Women in Transportation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has received the prestigious Employer of the Year award from the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) Sacramento chapter. This annual award recognizes a transportation organization for outstanding leadership in mentoring women in the transportation field, providing opportunities for upward mobility for women and having women at the highest levels of leadership.

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January 20, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Board Clears Final Environmental Hurdles to Advance Service into LA

LOS ANGELES – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the approximately 14-mile Burbank to Los Angeles project section. This action clears the way for full California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) clearance of nearly 300 miles of the high-speed rail project’s 500-mile Phase 1 alignment from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.

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January 6, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Authority Meets Federal Grant Match Requirement a Year Ahead of Schedule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has accepted and approved the remaining California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) state funding match to federal dollars. Today’s action completes a major component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding grant, a year ahead of schedule.

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December 16, 2021

VIDEO RELEASE: 2021 Year in Review Special

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has released a 30-minute 2021 Year in Review special reviewing the year’s progress and highlighting the work that has brought the Authority one step closer toward delivering the nation’s first clean, electrified high-speed rail system.

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December 9, 2021

PHOTO RELEASE: FRA Deputy Administrator Visits Nation’s First High-Speed Rail Construction Sites

FRESNO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) welcomed Amit Bose, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), to visit construction sites and get an update on station planning efforts, during a trip through the Central Valley.

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November 19, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Awarded Federal Grant to Advance Economic Development and Improve Infrastructure in Wasco

WASCO, Calif. – The United States Department of Transportation today awarded a $24 million grant to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), advancing the nation’s first high-speed rail system while enhancing and better connecting the community of Wasco (Kern County).

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November 18, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Releases Fall 2021 Construction Update

FRESNO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) released its Fall 2021 Construction Update highlighting the progress being made on the nation’s first high-speed rail project. Highlights include progress across all high-speed rail construction packages, including new aerial views of the Cedar Viaduct where crews are working on the dual span of arches over State Route 99.

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November 10, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: Veteran-Owned Small Business Flying High with High-Speed Rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In recognition of Veterans Day, 2021 the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today released a video profiling the 111th Aerial Photography, a California-certified Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise helping map the high-speed rail corridor from Madera to the southwest edge of Fresno.

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