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WELCOME. This site gives you construction updates on the California High Speed Rail, XpressWest and the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco. Dates can change. #iwillride
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California High Speed Rail (San Francisco to Los Angeles).
Sustained construction began in April 2015 for the first segment (29 miles), Avenue 17 in Madera County to East American Avenue in Fresno County. October 2015: Rebar skeletons of the 16 columns have been erected for the Fresno River Viaduct. 12 grade separations, 2 viaducts, 1 tunnel, 1 river crossing.
Viaduct: Raymond Road to Watson Street (Madera, over Fresno River, Hwy 145). Tuolumne St. Bridge demolition and re-construction. Finished Oct.-Dec. 2016.
Construction of first segment must be completed and operational before federal grant money expires September 30, 2017.
The Fresno HSR station will be built at Mariposa Street, between Kern and Fresno St.
To Bakersfield to end in 2019.
Bakersfield to Palmdale: To develop a solid construction plan crossing Tehachapi Mountains with bridges and tunnels to make route direct as possible. 3 routes along Sierra Highway to Lancaster to Palmdale are being discussed.
Palmdale to Burbank: Burbank station and hub being planned. Route to be decided in 2017.
First passenger service: Merced, Fresno , Bakersfield, Palmdale, Burbank in 2022.
$750 million so far from 25% annual Cap-and-Trade revenues to help accelerate construction.
XpressWest - Could begin construction in late 2016, Victorville to Las Vegas.
Transbay Transit Center - Structural steel assembly to be completed in mid-2016. Also metal decking installation and concrete placement continues. Completion of Phase One: Autumn 2017.

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  • Jul 15, 2010
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