High-speed rail station design is moving forward in Central Valley, Calif.—with community engagement and input helping lead the design process. The CHSRA recently held four open houses, releasing station designs, including this one (pictured) in Fresno. (CHSRA Rendering)

Transit Briefs: CHSRA, Denver RTD

California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) releases new Central Valley station renderings. Also, Denver (Colo.) Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) Transit Watch app reaches 10-year anniversary.

(CHSRA Rendering)

CHSRA to Release High-Speed Trainset RFP

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) on April 11 reported that it will solicit proposals for six high-speed trainsets, including two prototypes to support testing and trial running, from the two prequalified, shortlisted manufacturers:

Sound Transit photo

Transit Briefs: Sound Transit, Amtrak, CHSRA

Sound Transit’s Link 2 Line gets closer to opening on the Eastside. Also, Amtrak completes upgrades at Selma-Smithfield Union Depot; and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) takes home a national honor for the award-winning student engagement “I Will Ride” program.

Brian Kelly, outgoing CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA)

Report: CHSRA’s Kelly Stepping Down

After six years leading the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), Brian Kelly has submitted his letter of resignation, according to a Jan. 18 report from Nexstar Media’s KTLA 5 in Los Angeles.

Network Rail Consulting Lands CHSRA Contract

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has awarded Network Rail Consulting Inc. (the U.S. subsidiary of Britain’s Network Rail Consulting) a $73.2 million systems engineering services contract. With construction under way, the