California High-Speed Rail Authority Report to the Legislature, December 2009

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is the state entity charged with planning, designing, building, and operating the proposed high-speed rail system for California. This document was required by the Budget Act of 2009, and provides a history of the Authority, biographies of its board members, a finance plan for the project, and updated projected costs of building the system, including a description of construction costs in terms of the year dollars will be expended rather than in today’s dollars. The authors note that in the lead up to construction it has been necessary to refine ridership and revenue estimates. The document also outlines the oversight guiding the Authority’s work, particularly in light of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. It includes maps illustrating various sections of the project along with station locations, a brief description of a lawsuit brought by the city of Atherton, and projected staffing needs. It also includes a description of the Altamont Corridor Rail Project, which the Authority is pursuing with local and regional transit agencies to develop a joint-use rail infrastructure between the Central Valley and the Bay Area via the Altamont Pass.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 143p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01152779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2010 2:33PM