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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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November 5, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: Authority Releases Final Environmental Studies to Bring Service to Los Angeles

Los Angeles – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today released the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS) for the approximately 14-mile Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section in Southern California, moving the Authority one step closer to approving its fourth environmental document in two years.

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September 20, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases 2021 Sustainability Report

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As California kicks off Climate Week 2021, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today released its latest Sustainability Report: Building an Equitable Future, detailing how this first-in-the nation project positively contributes to the climate change struggle and helps build the most technologically advanced, electrified, and equitable transportation system in California.

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September 2, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Celebrates 6,000 Construction Jobs While Helping Train for the Future

FRESNO, Calif. – In celebration of Labor Day, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today announced it has crossed another milestone with 6,000 construction jobs created to date across 119 miles of active construction in the Central Valley.

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August 19, 2021

News Release: Authority Board Approves High-Speed Rail Line Between Bakersfield and Palmdale

Los Angeles – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors today approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the approximately 80-mile Bakersfield to Palmdale project alignment section. The action paves 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. The Board’s actions mark the first CEQA certification of an environmental document in the Southern California region.

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August 6, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Releases August 2021 Construction Update

Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority released its August 2021 Construction Update highlighting the progress being made on the nation’s first high-speed rail project. Highlights include summer progress across all high-speed rail construction packages and engagement with Fresno stakeholders as we plan for the future Fresno high-speed rail station.

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July 16, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: California High-Speed Rail Welcomes Sen. Alex Padilla, Rep. Jim Costa to Central Valley Construction

Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) welcomed United States Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Representative Jim Costa (D-Calif.) to high-speed rail construction during a trip through the Central Valley. Sen. Padilla and Rep. Costa toured the San Joaquin River Viaduct and Pergola — an award-winning structure spanning the San Joaquin River in north Fresno and the Union Pacific tracks parallel to State Route 99.

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