High Speed Rail

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California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Recommendations for Preferred Alternatives in Northern California
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The California High Speed Rail Authority today released its preferred alternatives for routes in Northern California, detailing how the system would connect the Central Valley to the Bay Area.

Salesforce Transit Center Poised for July 1 Reopening
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Peer Review Panel convened in 2018 by MTC to review activities undertaken in response to the fracturing of two steel girders at the Salesforce Transbay Transit Center announced on June 10, 2019 that it takes no exception to a recommendation that the facility be reopened. 

Caltrain Electrification Project Charges Forward
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Work is getting under way on the long-awaited Caltrain electrification project, thanks to the Federal Transit Administration’s action in May 2017 to finally approve a Full-Funding Grant Agreement (

Rail~Volution 2016 Conference Comes to San Francisco Bay Area in October
News Release
Friday, September 23, 2016

This pathbreaking conference brings together thought leaders and innovators to discuss the relationship between public transit and land-use, examine best practices in transit-oriented development, and look at how to maintain diversity in the face of a changing urban landscape. 

High Speed Rail Turns Toward the Bay Area
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Friday, February 26, 2016

In a major development for the Bay Area, the California High Speed Rail Authority has released a draft business plan that proposes to connect the Central Valley segment (now under construction) to the Bay Area's Silicon Valley as the next phase of work on the statewide system.

Quotes From California and Bay Area Leaders in Support of Stand Up for Transportation
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Top officials from more than a dozen local and state transportation agencies joined together in San Francisco to show solidarity with the national Stand Up for Transportation campaign.

Bay Area Leaders to Stand Up for Transportation, Urge Congress to Pass Long-Term Funding Bill
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Top officials from more than a dozen Bay Area transit agencies will join together on Thursday, April 9

California High-Speed Rail Authority Hosts Official Groundbreaking Ceremony
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Marking significant progress toward modernizing California’s transportation infrastructure, the California High-Speed Rail Authority yesterday brought together hundreds of supporters and government

MTC Engineers Regional Consensus on High-Speed and Commuter Rail Package to Benefit From Economic Stimulus Funds
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

MTC today adopted a plan for using federal economic stimulus funds to expedite the arrival of high-speed rail service to the San Francisco Bay Area while at the same time upgrading commuter rail se

High-Speed Rail Bond Measure Passes
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Friday, November 28, 2008

The November 4 election brought sweeping changes across the nation, including in the realm of transportation.


High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program
rail_california.pdf (1.96 MB)
California High-Speed Rail Big Picture
Big_Picture_FINAL_060515.pdf (1.23 MB)
San Francisco/Silicon Valley Corridor Investment Strategy
HSR_PeninsulaInvest_brief_6-24-09.pdf (2.39 MB)
Central Valley : "Backbone" of High-Speed Rail
Central Valley Backbone of High-Speed Rail.pdf (1.42 MB)
Recovery Act High Speed Rail Awards
hsr_awards_summary_public.pdf (15.11 KB)