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California High-Speed Rail Meets Federal Funding Requirements, Generating Billions of Dollars in Economic Activity

Investing in California’s Future through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 report

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –The California High-Speed Rail Authority today announced it has met federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 requirements by fully investing the more than $2.55 billion granted to the State since 2009 to build the nation’s first high-speed rail system. These funds have helped to create thousands of new jobs and generated approximately $4 billion in economic activity in the Central Valley and across California. Read our News Release to see what Board Chair Dan Richard is saying about meeting the ARRA deadline. For more information, read the full Investing in California’s Future through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 report.



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  • Notice of Proposed Award for Early Train Operator Services RFP 16-13


  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Fresno’s Gymnastics Beat

    FRESNO, Calif. – Today, gymnastics company, Gymnastics Beat, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location in northwest Fresno. Impacted by the high-speed rail alignment, the company has moved to a new 18,000 square-foot building at 4589 W. Jacquelyn Avenue. The relocation allowed the gymnasium to expand 6,000 square-feet and now provides a modernized facility to accommodate future growth. Learn more about the company in our video profile.


  • New San Mateo Grade Separation Project Breaks Ground

    SAN MATEO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is celebrating the beginning of construction on the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project in San Mateo. The Authority, in partnership with the City of San Mateo and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, is making this life-saving investment by contributing funding to this important safety improvement project. Watch our latest video to learn more about how this will significantly reduce accidents and congestion at a dangerous intersection.


  • October Construction Update

    FRESNO, Calif. – September is U.S. Rail Safety month and the High-Speed Rail Program is using it as an opportunity to take a closer look at how we are helping to increase rail safety statewide. According to Operation Lifesaver, the number of highway-rail crossing collisions, deaths and injuries has dropped over the past five decades, but that about every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train. In the two videos above, we highlight two safety improvements features of the high-speed rail system. You can also read more about our projects in the October Construction Update.


  • New Report: Rail and California Economy

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Caltrans and US Berkeley have released a new report called Rail and the California Economy examining how the state’s vast passenger and freight rail systems contribute to California economy finds, “over $400 billion of US imports moved through California in 2015,” which is about “18% of the national total.”



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