High-Speed Rail

Program Summary The High Speed Rail Program will involve the construction of the California high-speed rail network that will connect the state’s mega-regions. The system is projected to begin operations in 2029 and run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the California High Speed Rail Authority is working with regional partners to implement a statewide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state's 21st century transportation needs.
Administering Agency Agency
First funding year 2014
Investment Area Transportation and Sustainable Communities
Eligible Projects Eligible expenses include the construction of new and improved rail and rail facilities that will help complete the state’s high speed rail network.