High-Speed Rail Program Fact Sheets

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a statewide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.

About the High-Speed Rail Program

High-Speed Rail in the Central Valley

High-Speed Rail in Southern California

Benefits of High-Speed Rail

Connectivity and Bookend Investments

Funding for High-Speed Rail

  • High-Speed Rail Funding & Finance – More about high-speed rail’s financial model. (An updated funding and finance fact sheet will be available soon.)
  • High-Speed Rail: An International Success Story - View examples of successful high-speed rail programs throughout the world.



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