The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will 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 Authority is working with regional partners to implement a state-wide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has hired Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, a Joint Venture (TPZPJV), to design and construct Construction Package 1 (CP-1) (Contract HSR13-06) which is the first project of the high speed rail system. Construction Package 1 (CP1) is 29 miles long and is located within the counties of Madera to the north and Fresno to the south, and City of Fresno in the southern area. It is composed of several elements including above grade and below grade structures, at grade embankments, utility install and relocation as well as demolition of existing structures in the right of way.