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Economic Impacts of High-Speed Rail

What are direct, indirect and induced effects? In addition to the direct investments high-speed rail makes in California, the indirect and induced impacts help grow our economy. When a construction worker is hired, it can also mean renting machinery for the job, and housing, groceries, and other money the worker spends. Watch how the process works.

Latest Developments

  • 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.”.

  • Tuolumne Street Bridge in Fresno Reopens

    FRESNO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the City of Fresno held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new and improved Tuolumne Street Bridge in downtown Fresno. The completion of this bridge marks the first completed structure for the California high-speed rail program.

  • High-Speed Rail Launches New Interactive Website Focused on Construction Activities

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has launched, a new interactive website offering quick and easy access to essential information about the 119-miles of construction underway in the Central Valley. The site features an interactive construction map and will be updated on a regular basis with road and construction alerts, photos, videos, construction milestones and events.

  • August Construction Update

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The August Construction Update is out this month featuring three projects nearing completion and two new projects coming online. We’re also highlighting the redesigned and taking a look at some of the economic benefits of all this work in the Central Valley.

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