USA: The seventh intake has completed the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s free 12-week pre-apprenticeship programme, which provides hands-on construction industry training for military leavers, at-risk young adults, minority and low-income populations in the Central Valley.
Caltrain is updating and electrifying one of the oldest commuter rail operations in the USA, which will bring a range of environmental and social benefits, as Executive Director Michelle Bouchard and Programme Manager Pranaya Shrestha explain to Dave Lustig.
USA: The California High-Speed Rail Authority has awarded Foster+Partners and Arup a $35m contract to provide design services for Merced, Fresno, Kings/Tulare and Bakersfield stations on the initial 275 route-km segment of the line.
2022-10-18T08:30:00+01:00By Andy Kunz, President & CEO, US High Speed Rail Association; Ezra Silk, Co-Founder & Political Director, US High Speed Rail Coalition
After years of twists and turns, the most ambitious and controversial high speed rail project in America is moving purposefully towards fruition. Andy Kunz, President & CEO of the US High Speed Rail Association, and Ezra Silk, Co-Founder of the US High Speed Rail Coalition, explain how the programme has reached this point.
USA: The state of California appears finally to be on course to complete the Initial Operating Section of its high speed rail network between Bakersfield and Merced after the programme was allocated $4·2bn in the annual state budget on June 30.