California High-Speed Rail Authority

Amtrak, CHSRA Awarded Nearly $400MM in CRISI Grants

Amtrak and partners have been awarded nearly $200 million from the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) competitive grant program while the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA)

Authority Northern California Deputy Regional Director Morgan Galli, with WTS Chapter President Jasmin Mejia, accepts the Employer of the Year award at the SF Bay Area Chapter’s annual gala on Sept. 20.
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CHSRA Recognized as Employer of the Year by WTS

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) recently announced that it has been recognized by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)–San Francisco Bay Area Chapter as the 2023 Employer of the Year for its “work, efforts and initiatives in fostering success for women and minorities.”

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CHSRA Issues RFQ for Electrified High-Speed Trainsets

The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (CHSRA) Board of Directors on Aug. 24, as part of a two-step procurement process, approved the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to industry for the nation’s first 220 mph electrified high-speed trainsets.

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Arup Awarded CHSRA Contract

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has selected Arup as sustainability program manager for its planned 500-mile Phase 1 system from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.

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First Look: Rail-Related RAISE Grantees for FY23

More than $244 million in FY 2023 RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) program grants will be distributed to 13 freight and passenger rail-related projects in 11 states, according to

CHSRA Deputy Director Beverly Kenworthy (center) accepts the Employer of the Year award from WTS International. (Photograph Courtesy of CHSRA)

CHSRA Earns WTS Employer of the Year Award

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) on May 12 reported receiving the 2023 WTS Recognition Award–Employer of the Year from the international chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) for “exemplary efforts to encourage advancement of women’s careers.”