Highlights from Chapter 5:

Sustainability Infrastructure

  • We have diverted about 95 percent (302,961 tons) of all waste, including 118,381 tons recycled, 87,332 tons reused, 11,740 tons composted, and 85,508 tons stockpiled over our entire construction timeframe.
  • Our safety record in 2022 exhibited significantly lower injury rates than the state benchmark.
  • We provided $2 million in funding for urban tree planting in disadvantaged communities near the high-speed rail tracks.
  • Governor Gavin Newsom signed a climate package dedicating $3.7 billion toward climate resilience, including extreme heat and sea-level rise, in September 2021.
  • Our new station design contracts include Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) requirements, which enhance safety.
  • In 2023, we aligned with the Buy Clean California Act, specifying the use of environmental product declarations (EPD) for construction materials.
  • We continue to analyze our material supply chains to understand their influence on the project’s lifecycle footprint.

The award-winning San Joaquin River Viaduct

Authority-led tree-planting activities help offset carbon emissions from high-speed rail construction

Progress at the Hanford Viaduct

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