SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) experienced changes, challenges and made significant progress on the nation’s first high-speed rail program in 2018. Starting with the appointment and new direction provided by Chief Executive Officer Brian P. Kelly in early 2018, the Authority demonstrated it’s committed to advancing the high-speed rail program by reaching several important milestones in the areas of construction in the Central Valley, as well as environmental reviews and local and regional partnerships in Northern and Southern California.

“The Authority has made significant progress on delivering high-speed rail to California in 2018, and we are well positioned to build on that progress going into 2019,” said Authority Board Chair Dan Richard. “While we have a lot more work ahead of us, and challenges remain, we have taken steps to put high-speed rail on solid ground moving forward, while at the same time investing in local and regional projects that will provide immediate and long-term benefits for the millions of Californians who already use these systems.” 

The end-of-year video includes several highlights such as:

Adoption of the 2018 Business Plan
2,000th worker dispatched in the Central Valley
Environmental decisions in Southern California

Watch the program highlight here:


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