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Posts Tagged ‘California High-Speed Rail Authority’

Guest on The Infra Blog: Jeff Morales, CEO, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
Jeff Morales, CEO, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Jeff Morales is the Chief Executive Officer of the California High-Speed Rail Authority and has a distinguished record of experience managing large and complex transportation issues and projects. As the former Director of the California Department of Transportation, Morales managed a $10 billion program and more than 23,000 employees working to build, maintain and operate the largest state transportation system in the U.S.

“California, with the leadership of Governor Brown and the legislature—we’ve taken the position that we’re going to advance this program with or without additional federal support, and we’ve committed to doing that and are doing that, and we’ve got major construction underway in the Central Valley on the first segment.”

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California HSR: Fresno River Viaduct Update

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Construction Manager Hugo Mejia offers an update on the construction of the Fresno River Viaduct in Madera.

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California High-Speed Rail: Reasons to Ride

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Traveling from San Francisco to LA? Not as easy as you’d think. Find out the advantages high-speed rail will offer over driving and flying.#Iwillride

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Frank Vacca, Chief Program Manager, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Frank Vacca, Chief Program Manager, CHSRA

As of Oct. 2012, Frank Vacca has been the Chief Program Manager for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. In his role, Vacca leads technical and engineering teams as they focus on delivering the high-speed rail project.

“I believe California will be the first high-speed-rail system in North America…We’ve overcome all the legal challenges before us…We have the first billion-dollar contract, and the designs are mature enough to start construction…So there’s nothing, no obstacles, in front of us right now.”

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California High Speed Rail: An Updated Due Diligence Report

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Reason Foundation’s 2008 report, The California High Speed Rail Proposal: A Due Diligence Report, warned that plans by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA or Authority) issued prior to and during 2008 were inaccurate, misleading and not in compliance with California statutes.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Jeff Morales, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Jeff Morales is the CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Topics include:
High-Speed Rail: It’s About the Economy
Success Means Bold Decisions
Dark Economic Times are Prime Time for Investment

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Amtrak and California Partner in Pursuit of New High-Speed Train Sets

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

WASHINGTON – Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) are joining forces in the search for proven high-speed rail (HSR) train sets currently being manufactured and in commercial service that are capable of operating safely at speeds up to 220 mph on both Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) and on California’s developing HSR corridor.

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America 2050: A Revised Business Plan for California High-Speed Rail

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown and the California High-Speed Rail Authority are to be commended on the revised 2012 draft business plan for high-speed rail, which cuts the project’s cost by $30 billion while making numerous improvements to previous proposals.

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California High-Speed Rail Program Draft 2012 Business Plan

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
California High-Speed Rail Business Plan

Continued population and economic growth will place even more demand on mobility systems that are already overburdened. Over the next 30 to 40 years, California is projected to add the equivalent of the current population of the state of New York. There is no question: meeting the demands of that growth will require major investments in transportation infrastructure over the next generation. Those investments will measure in the tens of billions of dollars. The question will not be if those investments need to be made, but how the investments that will be made can provide the greatest benefit.

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California’s “Train to Nowhere”

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Innovation NewsBriefs Vol. 21, No. 30 On December 2, the California High Speed Rail Authority approved  a staff recommendation to  begin construction of California’s 500-mile high-speed line with a 65-mile segment of track in Central Valley, from Borden in Madera County (pop. 57,000), through Fresno  to Corcoran (pop. 14,500) north of Bakersfield.  Roelof van Ark, […]

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