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What's Happening


Historically, the Central Valley's economy has lagged behind the rest of the state. Now, investment in high-speed rail is helping to close the gap.

  • More than 4,300 construction jobs have been created with the help of the State Building and Construction Trades Council, the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board and other groups.
  • 30 percent of all project work hours are to be performed by National Targeted Workers (someone who lives within an economically distressed area, such as the Central Valley).

Clean Air

The Central Valley Basin doesn't meet current clean-air objectives.

  • The Authority partnered with the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District as one of the means to achieve the project's goal of net-zero greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions.
  • Contractors must use Tier 4 construction equipment or equipment retrofitted to achieve comparable standards throughout the project.
  • An interagency agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is in place to plant trees through the Forestry Assistance and Urban and Community Forestry programs.

Reconnecting the State

Home to nearly seven million people, the Central Valley is one of the fastest growing regions in the state.

  • As the backbone of the State Rail Plan, high-speed rail will connect the region to the rest of California.
  • More than $4 billion in construction contracts have been awarded.

Construction Packages & Stations

Explore below for details on high-speed rail stations and construction packages in the Central Valley. Three design-build construction contracts for the Central Valley segment of the high-speed rail system have been executed by the Authority.


  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Station
Gilroy Station Merced Fresno Hollywood Burbank Airport Salesforce Transit Center Palmdale Transportation Center (PTC) Los Angeles Union Station Anaheim (ARTIC) Kings/Tulare San Diego M odes t o Bakersfield Station Madera Stockton Sacramento Millbrae-SFO Diridon Station Norwalk/Santa Fe Fullerton 4th & King

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As of 2018