The Draft 2022 Business Plan was issued February 8, 2022, with a 60-day public comment period running through April 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
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Letter from the CEO
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“Why do I always talk about passenger rail, and particularly high-speed rail? You realize the Chinese are now building another high-speed rail line that will go up to 300 miles per hour? You say, ‘What difference does that make, Biden?’ Well, guess what? If you can get in a train and go from here to Washington much faster than you can go in an automobile, you take a train. You take the train. We will take literally millions of automobiles off the road — off the road — saving tens of millions of barrels of oil, dealing with cleaning up the air.”
* As of July 2021
Data as of December 31, 2021
*Data as of February 2, 2022
This chart shows progress in key areas of progress in the high-speed rail construction packages in the Central Valley. CP 1 is 95.0% design completed, 92.8% Right-of-Way Parcels Delivered to Contractors, 68.0% of utility relocations commenced, 79.0% of structures complete/in progress, 50.0% miles of guideway complete/in progress and 71.5% of overall contract complete. CP 2-3 is 98.2% design completed, 89.3% Right-of-Way Parcels Delivered to Contractors, 58.9% of utility relocations commenced, 59.2% of structures complete/in progress, 73.8% miles of guideway complete/in progress and 67.0% of overall contract complete. CP 4 is 100% design completed, 84 Right-of-Way Parcels Delivered to Contractors, 83.7% of utility relocations commenced, 100% of structures complete/in progress, 100% miles of guideway complete/in progress and 76.1% of overall contract complete.
Distances based on preferred alternatives identified and subject to final environmental documentation.
This map shows current progress of environmental clearance of high-speed rail in California, including 291 miles environmentally cleared in 2022 in the Central Valley and Burbank to Los Angeles, 131 miles projected to be environmentally cleared in 2022 from San Francisco to east of Gilroy, 72 miles of remaining segments in Southern California projected to be environmentally cleared in 2023, and 130 miles of high-speed rail between the Nevada border and Palmdale.
The information presented in the following technical reports provide background support for information presented in Chapter 5 of the Draft 2022 Business Plan. As the 2020 Business Plan was just completed 10 months ago, only the Capital Cost Basis of Estimate Report has been updated. All other reports and information presented have remained the same.
More information about the California high-speed rail program can be found in the Authority’s suite of factsheets. Key facts about the program are highlighted in the factsheets identified below. These factsheets, and more, can be found on the Authority’s website at https://hsr.ca.gov/communications-outreach/info-center/factsheets/.
Thomas Richards, Chair
Nancy Miller, Vice Chair
Ernest M. Camacho
Martha M. Escutia
James C. Ghielmetti
Brian P. Kelly
Honorable Dr. Joaquin Arambula
Honorable Lena Gonzalez
770 L Street, Suite 620
Sacramento, CA 95814
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is required by Public Utilities Code Section 185033 to prepare, publish, adopt, and submit an updated Business Plan to the Legislature on May 1. The statute also dictates that, at least 60 days prior to submittal to the Legislature, the Authority must publish a draft Business Plan for public review and comment. Business plans are published in even-numbered years, and the next business plan will be issued in 2024.
Business plans represent the status of the high-speed rail program at a point in time, and summarize the Authority’s approach to implementing the system. Business Plans include:
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