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Caltrain Electrification Project Charges Forward
Top Stories
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

Local Contact: Brenda Kahn, Senior Public Information Officer, bkahn@bayareametro.gov, 415-778-6773 office, 510-207-4294 cell

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

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

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.

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
Top Stories
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)