High-Speed Rail Authority to Host Official Groundbreaking on January 6

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will join government, community, transportation, business and labor leaders on Tuesday, January 6, to commemorate the start of sustained construction on the nation’s first high-speed rail system at a ceremonial groundbreaking in Fresno. The event is only open to invited guests and credentialed media, who will be provided with more detailed information about the location of the ceremony.

The groundbreaking comes 18 months after the awarding of the first high-speed rail contract, which will pay $1 billion to build the 29-mile section between Madera and Fresno.

By 2029, the California high-speed rail system is expected to run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles and up to 24 stations.

For more information, visit www.hsr.ca.gov.

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