California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA)

Sacramento, CA 95814


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770 L Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States of America

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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. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. 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 state-wide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.

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CHSRA issues RFP to Alstom and Siemens Mobility for high-speed train sets

April 15, 2024
CHSRA will be awarding a contract for its high-speed train sets by the end of 2024.

Alstom, Siemens shortlisted to bid on CHSRA high-speed trainsets

Jan. 9, 2024
The Trainset and Related Services contract will be funded in part by the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program grant the authority received in December...

USDOT awards CHSRA $3.1 billion in funding for 220-mph electrified high-speed rail system project

Dec. 7, 2023
This grant is the largest grant the CHSRA has received from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

CHSRA Board of Directors issues RFQ for 220-mph electrified high-speed rail system project

Nov. 3, 2023
Responses for the CHSRA's electrified high-speed rail system project with SOQ's are due by Jan. 22, 2024.

CHSRA releases plans for California's first electrified trainsets

Oct. 30, 2023
The preliminary design plans for CHSRA's electrified trainsets will be worked into the procurement process, with a release for a RFP expected in early 2024.
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CHSRA celebrates 10 years of partnerships with construction trades on first electrified high-speed rail system in the U.S.

Sept. 5, 2023
The partnership is possible in part to the establishment of the CHSRA’s Community Benefits Agreement that promotes employment and business opportunities during construction while...

CHSRA Board of Directors puts out Request for Qualifications for 220 mph electrified high-speed trainsets

Aug. 25, 2023
The RFQ is the first step in a two-step procurement process as the authority anticipates getting Statements of Qualifications from prospective trainset manufacturers in November...

CHSRA celebrates completion of Poso Avenue grade separation project

Aug. 8, 2023
The Poso Avenue underpass will serve as a grade separation, taking traffic and pedestrians under the BNSF freight railroad and future high-speed rail tracks.
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Arup contracted as sustainability program manager for CHSRA

July 19, 2023
Arup will lead a team of 12 consultants to support the delivery of sustainability services along the entire high-speed rail syste

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Brightline West breaks ground on high-speed rail system connecting southern California and Las Vegas

April 23, 2024
The 218-mile system will be constructed in the middle of the I-15 in the western portion of the U.S.
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2023 40 Under 40: Boris Lipkin

Aug. 22, 2023
Boris Lipkin, Northern California Regional Director, California High-Speed Rail Authority
A rendering of an aerial view of the future Los Angeles Union Station. [image: HDR]

L.A. Metro, CHSRA Board finalize $423.34 million Link Union Station agreement

The project will add capacity to the station for existing rail services, as well as future high-speed rail services.
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A rendering of future high-speed rail service in the Fresno Trench.

California high-speed rail project has $929 million in funding restored

June 14, 2021
The project’s Cooperative Agreement was terminated in 2019 under the Trump Administration, which found the project’s sponsor was not in compliance with the agreement terms.

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CHSRA holds graduation ceremony for 11 students who completed the Central Valley Training Center’s pre-apprenticeship program

July 12, 2023
The program is aimed at serving veterans, at-risk young adults, minority and low-income populations in the Central Valley and provides hands-on construction industry training ...

CHSRA recognizes 14 students for completing Central Valley Training Center’s pre-apprenticeship program

May 2, 2023
Since the start of the training center in 2020, 123 students have graduated from the no-cost program that provides hands-on construction industry training for those looking to...
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First four California high-speed rail Central Valley stations to be designed by Foster + Partners and Arup JV

April 7, 2023
The companies will collaborate on the planning, architecture and engineering of the stations.
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California High-Speed Rail Authority creates 10,000-plus jobs since start of high-speed rail construction

Feb. 15, 2023
Most of these jobs have gone to Central Valley residents and men and women from disadvantaged communities.
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A preliminary conceptual rendering of Fresno Station as part of the high-speed rail project in the Central Valley.

CHSRA awards contract for four Central Valley high-speed rail stations

Oct. 24, 2022
Foster + Partners and Arup was awarded the two phase contract to advance the design work at the four station sites then the final design and construction ready documents of the...
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California High-Speed Rail Authority releases final environmental studies and preferred alignment into San Francisco

June 14, 2022
If approved by the board in August, this project section and its environmental document will complete full environmental clearance for high-speed rail in Northern California.
The project has invested more than $8.5 billion in the planning and construction of the nation’s first clean, electrified high-speed rail system.

CHSRA report: Investments in high-speed rail continue to lift California’s economy

Feb. 22, 2022
The report, issued earlier this year, illustrates the economic benefits of the high-speed rail program on a national, statewide and regional level, showing a rise in jobs and ...

High-speed rail board clears final environmental hurdles to advance service into Los Angeles

Jan. 24, 2022
Sixty percent of Phase 1 for the system from San Francisco to Los Angeles and Anaheim is now environmentally cleared.